OCT Announces The 2017/2018 Season at Eugene's Professional Theatre
You wonít want to miss the exciting selection of comedy, science fiction, and drama we have in store for 2017/2018:
Middletown by Will Eno - September 22 - October 14, 2017 Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison - November 3 - November 25, 2017 The Flick by Annie Baker - January 12 - February 3, 2018 Successful Strategies by Andrea Stolowitz - February 23 - March 10, 2018 Buried Child by Sam Shepard - April 6 - April 28, 2018 Hand to God by Robert Askins - May 18 - June 9, 2018
Thank you for being an important part of the OCT family and propelling us into our 26th season. We hope you will join us for what will be another great season of entertainment that is bold, smart, engaging, dynamic, and unexpected. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
Middletown is a playful, poignant portrait of a town with two lives, one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious. Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Will Eno meditates on life in Middletown with his signature blend of absurdity and beauty.
Itís the not-too-distant future in the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie has a handsome new companion programmed to help her recount the distant, fading memories of her life. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the choice?†
Three underpaid employees sweep up stale popcorn in a run-down movie house called The Flick, one of the last theaters in Massachusetts still projecting 35mm films. Annie Baker received the Pulitzer Prize for this hilarious and heartfelt cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
Successful Strategies is a brand new comedy by two-time Oregon Book Award-winning playwright Andrea Stolowitz. Inspired by the Marivaux farce by the same name, we follow seven characters as they hilariously dismantle their own relationships while attempting to save them.
Corn has begun to grow again at a remote farmhouse where the fields have been fallow for decades. A young man returns to his family home only to discover that no one recognizes him. The time has come for a twisted secret to come to light. Equal parts dark comedy, family drama, and mysterious ceremony of renewal, Buried Child is the play that vaulted Sam Shepard into the first rank of American playwrights.
Hand to God tells the story of Jason, a Texas teenager, and his sock puppet named Tyrone. Tyrone may look innocent, but when he infiltrates the angst-ridden church youth group and takes possession of Jasonís arm, well, all hell breaks loose. Hand to Godis slightly profane and truly profound story of morality, faith, love and loss.