The Oregon Center for the Arts Theatre Program presents a balanced season of award-winning drama, comedy, and musicals each academic year. These stage productions receive critical and popular acclaim from local and regional media and patrons.

2017-2018 Theatre Season

Mr. Burns by Anne Washburn
November 10-19, 2017

Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman
November 11 - 19, 2017

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
February 15-25, 2018

The Rover by Aphra Behn
March 1-11, 2018

A Man of No Importance Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Book by Terence McNally
May 10-20, 2018

Dear Brutus by J. M. Barrie
May 24-June 3, 2018

2016-2017 Theatre Season

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht
November 10-20,2016

Shakespeare's Other Women by Scott Kaiser
February 16-19, 2017

Spring Awakening Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater; Music by Duncan Sheik
March 9-12, 2017

The Summer People by Maxim Gorky
May 11-14, 2017

Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice; Music by Wayne Barker
May 20-28, 2017

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2015-2016 Theatre Arts Season

Caliban's Dreams by James Donlon
November 6−15, 2015

Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Libby Appel from the literal translation by Allison Horsley
November 12−22, 2015

SOU Young Playwrights Showcase
February 4−7, 2016

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
March 3−6, 2016

Secret Garden
Book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon
May 12−15, 2016

Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
May 27−29, 2016

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2014-2015 Theatre Arts Season

The Drunken City by Adam Bock
November 6-16, 2014

Red Noses by Peter Barnes
November 13-23, 2014

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
February 19-March 1, 2015

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
February 26-March 8, 2015

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
May 21-31, 2015

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2013-2014 Theatre Arts Season

The White Fugue, devised and directed by James Donlon
November 7–17, 2013

Our Town by Thornton Wilder
November 14–24, 2013

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Richard R. George, based on Roald Dahl's novel
February 21–March 9, 2014

Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
February 27–March 9, 2014

Little Shop of Horrors, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken
May 15–June 1, 2014

The Meta by David McCandless

l Children by Adam Rapp
May 22–June 1, 2014

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2012-2013 Theatre Arts Season

Marisol by José Rivera
November 1–11, 2012

Three Sisters by Anton Chekov,
adapted by Libbey Appel
November 8–18, 2012

The Cyrano Project, adapted by Jo Roet
from the Edmond Rostand play
with additional material by Hilary Tate
February 22–March 10, 2013

Invisible Threads February 28–March 10, 2013

Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez
and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty
May 16–June 2, 2013

The Illusion by Pierre Corneille,
adapted by Tony Kushner
May 23–June 2, 2013

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2011-2012 Theatre Arts Season

Dog Sees God by Bert V. Royal
November 3–13, 2011

The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
November 10–20, 2011

Raccoon Earns His Stripes by Brent Florendo
February 24–March 11, 2012

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
March 1–11, 2012

La Terrasse by Jean-Claude Carriére
May 10–20, 2012

Lucky Stiff – Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; music by Stephen Flaherty
May 17–June 3, 2012 

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2010-2011 Theatre Arts Season

Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn
November 4-14, 2010

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
November 11-21, 2010

Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking Glass
Adapted by Craig Jessen
February 11-27, 2011

King Lear by William Shakespeare
February 17-27, 2011

The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute
May 12-22, 2011

You Can’t Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
May 19-29, 2011 

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2009-2010 Theatre Arts Season

Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward 
November 12-22, 2009

Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin
November 5-15, 2009

Johnny Johnson (The Biography of a Common Man)
Book and Lyrics by Paul Green
Music by Kurt Weill
February 11-28, 2010

The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart 
by Gale Childs Daly
February 12-28, 2010

Wild Oats by John O'Keeffe 
May 13-23, 2010

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl 
May 13-23, 2010

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2008-2009 Theatre Arts Season

Ring Round the Moon by Jean Anouilh
November 13-23, 2008 in the Center Stage Theatre

An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
November 6-16, 2008 in the Center Square Theatre

Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
February 19-March 1, 2009 in the Center Stage Theatre

Dick Whittington and His Amazing Cat
by Pat Hume
February 13-March 1, 2009 in the Center Square Theatre

Love's Labor's Lost by William Shakespeare
May 21-31, 2009 in the Center Stage Theatre

Icarus by Edwin Sánchez
May 14-24, 2009 in the Center Square Theatre

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2007-2008 Theatre Arts Season

Women of War, an adaptation by Hilary Tate of Iphigenia at Aulis and The Trojan Women by Euripides · November 1-11, 2007 in the Center Square Theatre

Arcadia  by Tom Stoppard · November 8-18, 2007 in the Center Stage Theatre

Many Moons  by James Thurber, adapted by Charlotte Chorpenning · February 15-March 2, 2008 in the Center Square Theatre

Urinetown by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis · February 21-March 9, 2008 in the Center Stage Theatre

Hunting Cockroaches by Janusz Glowacki, translated by Jadwiga Kosicka · May 15-25, 2008 in the Center Square Theatre

Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman · May 22-June 1, 2008 in the Center Stage Theatre 

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2006-2007 Theatre Arts Season

The White Plague by Karel Capek · November 2-12, 2006

The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry · November 9-19, 2006

The Phantom Tollbooth, adapted by Susan Nanus from Norton Juster's novel · February 16-March 4, 2007

Hotel Paradiso by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres; translated by Peter Glenville · March 1-11, 2007

Swimming in the Shallows by Adam Bock · May 17-27, 2007

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare · May 24-June 3, 2007

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2005-2006 Theatre Arts Season

Who's Happy Now? by Oliver Hailey · November 3-12, 2005

Big Love by Charles L. Mee · November 10-19, 2005

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Monica Flory · February 24-March 5, 2006

Entertaining Strangers by David Edgar, music by Bo Leyden · March 2-12, 2006

Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Lanford Wilson · May 11-21, 2006

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove, music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim · May 18-June 4, 2006

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2004–2005 Theatre Arts Season

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck · November 11-21, 2004

The Threepenny Opera, book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill, English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein · February 3-19, 2005 

Fable Tales, adapted from Aesop by Maggie McClellan · February 25-March 6, 2005

The Water Engine by David Mamet · May 5-15, 2005

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare · May 12-28, 2005

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2003–2004 Theatre Arts Season

Quilters by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek · November 6-23, 2003

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence · November 13-23, 2003

Toad of Toadhall by A.A. Milne, adapted by Grahame Kenneth · February 19-March 7, 2004

Phedre by Jean Racine, translated by Paul Schmidt · February 26-March 7, 2004

Comic Potential by Alan Ayckbourn · May 6-16, 2004

The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder · May 13-30, 2004

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2002–2003 Theatre Arts Season

Parallel Lives by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy · November 7-10, 2002

The Oresteia by Aeschylus, translated by Ted Hughes · November 14-24, 2002

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, adapted by Steven C. Anderson · February 20-March 2, 2003

The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare · February 27-March 9, 2003

Dream of a Common Language by Heather McDonald · May 8-18, 2003

The Man With a Load of Mischief by Ben Tarver, music by John Clifton, lyrics by Ben Tarver and John Clifton · May 15-June 1, 2003

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2001–2002 Theatre Arts Season

Raised in Captivity by Nicky Silver · November 1-4, 2001

The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufmann · November 8-18, 2001

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare · February 14-24, 2002

Scapin! by Moliere, adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell · February 21-March 10, 2002

Keely and Du by Jane Martin · May 9-12, 2002

Cabaret by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb · May 16-June 2, 2002

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2000–2001 Theatre Arts Season

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill· November 2-5, 2000

Dracula by Steven Dietz, based on Bram Stoker's novel · November 9-19, 2000

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett · February 15-18, 2001

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop · February 22-March 11, 2001

Zastrozzi by George F. Walker · May 17-20, 2001

The Crucible by Arthur Miller · May 24-June 3, 2001

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1999–2000 Theatre Arts Season

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner · November 11-21, 1999

BORN Yesterday by Garson Kanin · February 17-March 5, 2000

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard · May 18-28, 2000

The Medea by Euripides, adapted by Robinson Jeffers · November 4-7, 1999

'night Mother by Marsha Norman · January 19-21, 2000

Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, translated by Dr. Dale Luciano and Ruth Rush · February 10-13, 2000

On the Verge by Eric Overmyer · May 11-14, 2000 

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