Thank you for supporting our 2018/19 Season!
2019/20 Season will be announced in August 2019!
In the meantime, join us for our FREE Summer SOUP Theatre performances!
Chekhov’s Vaudevilles – July 19-20 / director: Tricia Rodley
We will freely adapt Chekhov’s The Proposal and The Bear. These short farces are an exploration into Chekhov’s early comedic styles.
Sun Poisoning– August 23-24 / director: Ellen Gillooly-Kress
A new play by Harrison Sim, Sun Poisoning is about a small desert town on the edge of a disastrous fundamental change.
Slow Cooker Series – Fall Term Week 1
play readings that preview new work or work in progress
-more info to come on featured plays-
Summer SOUP is theatre by the seat of our pants.
A SOUP aesthetic means that we encourage ideas to simmer beyond the classroom and outside of the University Theatre season. We choose new plays or projects with opportunities for abbreviated, intense student engagement. We apply practical solutions creatively, with minimal resources. We offer most of the production roles (design, stage management, acting, etc.) to current UO students or recent graduates and provide artistic guidance through faculty direction. Collaboration and outreach are essential to the program. We invite the campus and Eugene community to join us by giving free tickets to everyone. Summer SOUP aims to satisfy artistic hunger in the summer months with a hearty blend of challenging content, ingenuity, communal effort, and theatrical adventure.
Shows from our past season
November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 7:30 p.m. November 11 @ 2:00 pm
A musical comedy about the harsh realities of life after college, relationships and finding your purpose. Contains strong language, adult themes and puppet nudity. Around the O article Featuring Avenue Q
January 25, 26. February 1, 2, 8, 9 @ 7:30 p.m. February 3 @ 2:00 pm.
Sophie Treadwell’s play of early American Expressionism examines the cost one young woman must pay for conforming to strongly imposed gender roles and the crushing weight of capitalism. A Modernist Masterpiece of a Murderess
2019 New Voices
April 19, 20, 26, 27. May 3, 4 @ 7:30 p.m. April 28 @ 2:00 pm.
New Voices is a Theatre Arts program dedicated to student play/playwright development. In 2019, “Smudge” by Meg Schenk and “Just a Shack in the Woods” by Connor French will be featured. A talk-back with the playwrights & others will immediately follow the Saturday, April 20th performance.
Around The O Article featuring New Voices
The Home Planet
May 24, 25, 31. June 1, 7, 8 @ 7:30 p.m. June 2 @ 2:00 pm.
Robinson Theatre, tickets.uoregon.edu/home-planet
It has been 50 years since humans landed on the Moon. Maybe you remember? In 1969, when astronauts looked back at the Earth from space, they fell in love with “the Blue Planet,” and the photos they sent back changed us all. THE HOME PLANET is a poetic, visual, and musical journey celebrating the hope inspired by those first photos and our stories of connection to the blue planet we call home. This collaboration with composer/performer Cullen Vance exalts the sustaining beauty of that historic moment and the call of our own moment in history.
Downloadable version with full credits here:
Free tickets for UO Students!
Simply bring your UO ID to the Miller Theatre Box Office up to 1 hour before show start time.
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