Dr. Amnesia Trance’s Hypnotic Show
Friday, July 21 through Sunday
Theater’s fourth wall will break during an interactive performance featuring young actors from the Cottage Theatre’s summer Melodrama Camp. “Dr. Amnesia Trance’s Hypnotic Show” invites audiences of all ages to engage in the performance with callbacks and an opening sing-along.
The show plays at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7 (cottage
theatre.org/tickets or 541-942-8001). The Cottage Grove Theatre is at 700 Village Drive in Cottage Grove.
Friday, July 21 through July 30
Class Act Theatre
A tale of distant love and the power of the written word comes to the Class Act Theatre in Florence.
“Love Letters,” a play by A.R. Gurney, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The production is in honor of Gurney, who died June 13. David Lauria plays Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Rosemary Lauria plays Melissa Gardner, childhood friends who begin a lifelong correspondence with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. As their life journeys take them on divergent paths, they remain close through written letters, which come to encompass the love that they share.
Paula Lindekugel-Willis directed the show.
It runs Friday through July 30, with 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday shows and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $18 (catproductions.org or 541-991-3773).
The Class Act Theatre is at 509 Kingwood St. in Florence. …