2017 - 2018 Season: In the Public Eye

The Taming By Lauren Gunderson
Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre
February 15-17 at 7:30 pm & February 18 at 2:00 pm
*Online tickets available starting January 29, 2018 at 8:00 am PST
Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco
Withycombe Hall Main Stage
March 1-3 and 9-10 at 7:30 pm & March 11 at 2:00 pm
*Online tickets available starting February 12, 2018 at 8:00 am PST




1984 By George Orwell
Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr.
Withycombe Hall Main Stage
May 10-12 and 18-19 at 7:30 pm & May 20 at 2:00 pm
*Online tickets available starting April 23, 2018 at 8:00am PST
Spring One-Act Festival 2018
Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre
May 31-June 2 at 7:30 pm & June 3 at 2:00 pm
*Online tickets available starting May 15, 2018 at 8:00am PST 

This sassy political farce America's vicious political rhetoric, pitting together a conservative senatorial aid, a liberal political activist, and a glittery beauty queen locked together in a hotel room. Based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, this wild, all-female comedy playfully turns notions of history, gender, and politics inside out with Lauren Gunderson's enduring wit and style.




Ionesco's 1959 absurdist critique of the rise of Nazism and Fascism in pre-World War II Europe depicts the inhabitants of a provincial town gradually turning into rhinoceroses. This new translation by Wesley Savick brings to life this strange and haunting view of humanity and explores themes of paranoia, conformity, mob-mentality, and morality. 




Orwell's classic dystopian novel comes to the stage in this adaptation depicting a terrifying view into the world of Oceania, a superstate entrenched in perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. When Winston, a member of the Outer Party and editor at the Ministry of Truth, becomes fascinated with the world's true past, he begins keeping a journal criticizing the ever-looming Party and its enigmatic leader, Big Brother. This chilling tale of freedom and oppression exposes the power of propaganda and the fragile nature of truth in language in shaping our reality. 


Our annual spring festival includes a variety of plays directed by Oregon State University students. This season, student directors and designers will collaborate to bring to life and eclectic collection of dramas and comedies.

University Theatre Ticket Prices

Main Stage Shows: $12 General Admission/ $10 Senior/ $8 Student Youth/ $5 OSU Student

 Lab Shows: $8 General Admission/ $6 Senior/ $5 Student Youth/ $4 OSU Student

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Tickets are available online, or at the OSU Box Office  (Withycombe Hall 144)

Box office will open the Monday prior to opening night and will remain open Monday - Friday noon to 5 pm for the run of the performance.

Box office telephone number: (541) 737 - 2784 / email: theatre.boxoffice@oregonstate.edu



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