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Photo by Cil StengelSophie Marilla Stricker, left, Jowie Man, Antonio Cucumo and Teasha Patterson appear in Rogue Community College's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Plays

Rogue Community College: Rogue Performance Hall in Building C on the Riverside campus, 130 E. Eighth St., Medford. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com, the campus bookstore at 114 S. Bartlett St., or at the door.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Look for the fun and magic of William Shakespeare — and switched genders — when RCC’s Theatre Arts Department presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 25-26 and June 1-2, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, May 26-27 and June 2-3. Cil Stengel directs. Tickets are $13, $7 for students.

Collaborative Theater Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctporegon.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office.

‘Moonlight and Magnolias’: It’s 1969 and film producer David O. Selznick is five weeks into filming “Gone With the Wind” when he realizes the script is terrible. He has just five days to replace the script and start over. Playwright Ron Hutchinson’s comedy about the creation of the iconic movie set during the Civil War is co-directed by Obed Medina and Beth Boulay. John Richardson plays Selznick. The show previews Thursday, May 31, opens June 1, and runs through June 24. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Preview tickets are $15. All other tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $18 for students. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, photos with Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler and a costume contest will be available at the opening gala. Dress as your favorite ’40s Hollywood star.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre: First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at oregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902. Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Student rush tickets are $10 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain. A 20 percent discount is available for groups of 10 or more.

‘Once’: This musical tells the story of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up the dream when a beautiful young woman takes an interest in his haunting love songs. They serve as each others’ muses over the course of a fateful week, and their friendship evolves into a powerful but complicated romance as they collaborate on new, emotionally charged music. Written by John Carney, the Broadway production of “Once” took home eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays and select Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 1. Tickets are $25 or $39. A special menu created by chef Chris McSevney will be available at the dinner theater.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Showtimes, ticket prices and information available at osfashland.org or at 800-219-8161.

‘Romeo and Juliet’: Star-crossed lovers Juliet and Romeo take the stage with lush period detail in William Shakespeare’s tragic tale. Dámasao Rodgríguez of Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland directs this story of a love for the ages — until fate and hatred turn the world against it. The show previews Tuesday, June 5, Friday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 12, opens Friday, June 15, and runs through Oct. 12 in the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. Curtain is at 8 p.m.

‘The Book of Will’: When close friends and fellow actors realize that the lines of the dead William Shakespeare are disappearing into time, they plan a definitive book of his original plays. To make one, they’ll have to battle an unscrupulous publisher, a boozy poet laureate and their own mortality in playwright Lauren Gunderson’s funny love letter to theater and the printed word. Christopher Liam Moore directs. The show previews Wednesday, June 6, Saturday, June 9, Wednesday, June 13, opens Saturday, June 16, and runs through Oct. 13 in the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. Curtain is at 8 p.m.

‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’: The Princess of France and her ladies have chosen an awkward time to visit Navarre in William Shakespeare’s linguistically nimble, music-filled comedy. King Ferdinand and his friends have dedicated themselves to three years of study, contemplation and chastity. Undeterred, the ladies camp outside the gates, and it isn’t long before nature takes its course. Amanda Dehnert directs. The show previews Thursday, June 7, Sunday, June 10, and Thursday, June 14, opens Sunday, June 17, and runs through Oct. 14 in the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. Curtain is at 8 p.m.

‘Destiny of Desire’: In playwright Karen Zacarias’ hilarious and provocative send-up, love and betrayal overflow amid a colorful cast of Mexican telenovela characters. Two girls — one rich but sickly, one poor and healthy — are switched at birth by a scheming beauty queen. Chaos ensues 18 years later when they meet, become friends and fall for men they are forbidden to love. Jose Luis Valenzuela directs. The show runs through July 12 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

‘Henry V’: Actor Daniel Jose Molina completes his immersive three-play transformation from reckless party-boy Prince Hal to the shrewd and ruthless young leader King Henry V. The new king audaciously lays claim to the French throne, courts a princess with whom he does not share a language and takes his place on history’s stage in a series of battles still commemorated in England today. Rosa Joshi of Seattle makes her directorial debut at OSF. The show runs through Oct. 27 in the Thomas Theatre.

‘Manahatta’: Securities trader Jane Snake is torn between worlds. Her return to Wall Street brings her to Manahatta (“Island of Many Hills” in Lenape), the homeland of her Native American ancestors who were violently forced to evacuate in the 1600s. Meanwhile, her family in Oklahoma struggles to save their language, their culture and their over-mortgaged home. OSF presents the premiere of Mary Kathryn Nagle’s look at the tragic consequences of commercial exploits. Playwright Nagle also is a partner at Pipestem Law, a firm specializing in sovereignty of Native tribes and people, and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Laurie Woolery directs. The show runs through Oct. 27 in the Thomas Theatre.

‘Oklahoma!’: It’s a beautiful morning whenever Curly sees Laurey, but Laurey’s not so sure about Curly. And Will loves Ado Andy, but Andy loves ... well, everyone. Meanwhile, in the 1906 Oklahoma Territory, farmers and ranchers lock horns in a battle over water rights and fences. This musical — with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein — brims with show-stopping songs and heartfelt storytelling. Director Bill Rauch breaks new ground with same-sex lead couples and other LGBTQ+ casting that affirms the identity spectrum in an insightful celebration of love in its many forms. The show runs through Oct. 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

‘Othello’: Those who praised Moorish general Othello’s military successes now reject his marriage to Venetian Desdemona. The newlyweds are determined to overcome all obstacles, but Othello’s assignment to a new location draws them into the demonic web of his lieutenant Iago in Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy. Bill Rauch directs. The show runs through Oct. 28 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

‘Sense and Sensibility’: When Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters are tossed out of their home by a selfish half-brother, marriage prospects become bleak, and when love — or what looks like love — comes calling for the girls, they are whirled into a tangle of gossip, scandal and unexpected fortune. Kate Hamill’s adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen is directed by Hana S. Sharif. The show runs through Oct. 28 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

Randall Theatre, Medford: 10 E. Third St., Medford. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pay-what-you-want tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability.

‘The White Liars’ and ‘Black Comedy’: Two one-act farces by the late Peter Shaffer promise lots of laughs as characters deal with one awkward situation after another. “Liars” follows rock star Frank, his business manager Tom, and a fortune teller as they try to pull the wool over each others’ eyes. “Black Comedy” finds a struggling artist and his fiance throwing a party to impress her bombastic father. What follows is a frantic romp full of surprises. Paula Waterbury directs. The casts feature Toni Holley, Nick Walker, Jeff Mercer, John Mass, Becky Durango, Alex Bringer, David Hagemaier and K.J. Long. The show opens Friday, June 1. Performances are set for Saturday, June 2, Thursdays through Saturdays, June 7-9 and 14-16, and Sundays, June 3, 10 and 17. Curtain is at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20, $17 on Thrifty Thursdays.

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