OCT Announces The 2016/2017 Season at Eugene's Professional Theatre

You won’t want to miss the exciting selection of comedy, mystery, and drama we have in store for 2016/2017. OCT is delighted to present three new plays by women writers. Lauren Gunderson, author of this season’s Silent Sky and last season’s I and You, returns to our stage with The Revolutionists, a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution. And Tanya Barfield’s Blue Door is a lyrical, funny, and poignant story of a man caught at the intersection of his own identity and cultural history. Blue Door recently received a highly acclaimed production by Profile Theatre in Portland. OCT is reuniting Profile’s highly accomplished team of artists to recreate this masterful play on our stage.

OCT is again joining forces with the Eugene Public Library on The Big Read with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The library will lead a community-wide celebration of The Maltese Falcon. In conjunction, OCT is presenting Patrick Barlow’s stage adaptation of The 39 Steps. Barlow’s comic tribute to Film Noir is a fast-paced whodunit that took both the New York and London Stages by storm, winning Tony and Drama Desk Awards and the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

The Big Meal is a dramatic comedy by Dan LeFranc. It’s a stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly eighty years in ninety minutes, telling the story of an ordinary family in a most unordinary way. David Ives’ Venus In Fur is a laugh-out-loud game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality. It’s a sexy comedy well suited to OCT’s intimate stage. And we have one additional title To Be Announced, so stay tuned!

You can enjoy OCT’s 2016-2017 season by purchasing a Subscription or with flexible Convenience Passes. Subscriptions provide the advantage of knowing you have the same seats each time you attend. By purchasing a Subscription, you save a little extra in exchange for committing to a series of performances in advance. If you prefer the flexibility of a Convenience Pass--we have that option available as well.

As a special bonus for renewing subscribers--your subscription will come with a free ticket (or two free tickets if you purchase two subscriptions) so that you can introduce a friend, colleague or neighbor to OCT.

Thank you for being an important part of the OCT family. We hope you will join us for what will be another great season of entertainment that is bold, smart, engaging, dynamic, and unexpected. Subscribe now! You save even more by renewing by July 31. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

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  • A brutally funny comedic quartet about four very real women who lived and died boldly during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle, and former queen (and fan of ribbon) Marie Antoinette hang out, plot murder, lose their heads, and try to beat back extremist insanity in revolutionary Paris.

    The Revolutionists
  • Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet. Sparks fly. And so begins an expansive tale traversing five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye.

    The Big Meal
  • Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! It's great fun for everyone from 9 to 99.

    The 39 Steps
  • Tilly’s melancholy is of an exquisite quality. She turns her melancholy into a sexy thing, and every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Frances, Tilly’s hairdresser, becomes so melancholy that she turns into an almond.

    Melancholy Play
  • Lewis, an African-American professor with all the conventional trappings of success, finds his personal and professional lives thrown into turmoil when he refuses to attend the Million Man March. Unable to sleep, he is visited by ancestors—men who fought to be free, to vote, to obtain justice. Two exceptional actors embody three generations in this powerful play.

    Blue Door
  • Tony-nominated, scintillating, smart and sensual by the always brilliant and hilarious David Ives. The lines between reality and fantasy are blurred when the determined, uninhibited actress Vanda wiles her way into an audition for Thomas, the writer-director of a new play. Power, masochism and seduction abound in this sexy, funny, unforgettable play that was named one of the "year's best plays" by more than a dozen major publications.

    Venus in Fur
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