2020-2021 University Theatre Season - TBA

These uncertain times call for an unconventional approach to season planning. But, rest assured, University Theatre friends and fans - we are committed to bringing quality storytelling experiences to our students and community.

FALL 2020

Charles Dickens'
A Christmas Carol
Adapted for Audio Drama by Elizabeth Helman

Available for download December 11 at 7:30 pm (PST)


Ten Minutes at the Townsend is an anthology of original short plays written by OSU students featuring slice-of-life conversations at the Townsend Diner between the residents of the fictional town of Pine Riverbend between the years of 1980 and 1989.

This poignant collection of plays explores the bonds of family, friendship, and the nature of loneliness and will released for video streaming through KBVR's YouTube channel starting March 19 at 7:30 pm.

WATCH Ten Minutes at the Townsend here!


Spring One-Act Festival 2021

This year's annual one-act festival will feature four original plays written and directed by OSU students! The line-up includes:
Fetch written by Libby Brennan and directed by Lorna Baxter
Soldier Boy Come Home written by Tess Juarez and directed by Haille Lantz
Get It Together written by Taylor Stageberg and directed by Nich Svoboda
The Play With the Stuffed Animal In It written by Abrianna Feinauer and directed by Hannah Schwartz

The show will be available to watch on KBVR TV's YouTube Channel starting June 11 at 7:30 pm.

Fall 2020's production of Charles Dickens' enduring holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, will be available for download using theatre podcast Dam the Distance with Oregon State University Theatre. This podcast includes OSU Theatre productions, interviews with performing arts industry professionals, and other content. We can be found on Apple podcasts, Spotify, and many other platforms.

You can support the work of the University Theatre by purchasing a virtual ticket to Ten Minutes at the Townsend.

While all Dam the Distance content is free to download, if you are able to purchase a "virtual ticket" for our productions you would be supporting the current and future work of the University Theatre. You can name your own ticket price and we appreciate your support during this challenging time.

While the Covid-19 Pandemic makes planning public performances difficult, we remain committed to educating our students and creating quality work to engage our audiences and patrons. The University Theatre is a community of artists striving to understand the human experience through the study and practice of theatre. While our current reality of "social distancing" is a challenge, our core mission has not changed and we are grateful for the continued support of our generous donors and patrons.

University Theatre Ticket Prices and Purchasing Information
  • Main Stage Shows: $15 General Admission/ $12 Senior/ $10 Student Youth/ $5 OSU Student
  •  Lab Shows: $8 General Admission/ $6 Senior/ $5 Student Youth/ $4 OSU Student
  • Musicals/Bard in the Quad: $17 General Admission/ $12 Senior/ $12 Student/Youth $5 OSU Student
  • Visit the OSU theatre box office page for more information
  • 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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