2022-2023 Season: To Oregon, With Love

Join us in 2022-2023 as we celebrate the natural beauty and richness of our home state featuring a wide range of productions. Oregon is unique in its biodiversity from its coastline to its fertile valleys to its mountains and deserts, each region providing its own economic and cultural opportunities. This season, the University Theatre will approach play-making through a series of site-specific productions that explore some of the joys and complexities of calling Oregon our home.

Fall 2022

Successful Strategies by Andrea Stolowitz
Directed by Elizabeth Helman
October 21-22 and 27-29 at 7:30 pm
Lumos Wine Co. Tasting Room - 24000 Cardwell Hill Drive, Philomath OR 97370

Based on Marivaux's Successful Strategies, Portland-based playwright Andrea Stolowitz's adaptation re-imagine the original setting of 1733 Burgundy, France to a contemporary Willamette Valley Tasting Room owned by married couple Susan and Hugh. Now in their early 50s with their youngest daughter in college, Susan and Hugh are at a crossroads both in their relationship and their business. The arrival off their new neighbors, a Silicon Valley tech millionaire and his fiance, cause even more personal and professional friction as the characters scheme and strategize while trying to make love stay. This witty comedy explores the nature of love, grape-growing, and wine making in all of their individual and exquisite pains.

Winter 2023

And They Shall Be the Sea by Abrianna Aydee
Directed by Elizabeth Helman
February 10 at 7:30 pm and February 11 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm
Hatfield Marine Science Center Auditorium - Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building, 2030 Marine Science Drive, Newport OR 97365

Working in collaboration with the Hatfield Marine Science Center, OSU Theatre student, Abrianna Aydee, has developed a new play exploring our delicate and complicated relationship with our oceans and coastlines.

The Oregon Trail by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Andrew Beck
February 23 and 25 and March 2 and 4 at 7:30 pm and February 26 and March 5 at 2:00 pm
Memorial Union Ballroom - OSU Campus

When Jane finds herself trapped in her middle-school computer lab playing The Oregon Trail, the Game mysteriously comes to life and takes the audience on a journey back and forth through time. As Jane moves forward and back, her story parallels her great-great-grandmother's journey in a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail in 1848. This comic and inventive play explores issues of depression and family bonds in surprising ways.

Spring 2023

The Light Keepers by Lindsay Partain
Directed by Elizabeth Helman
Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis OR 97333

May 12-13 and 18-19 at 7:30 pm and May 14* and 21 at 2:00 pm.

*Performance will include a post-show talkback with the playwright and director.

In a not-so-distant future in Oregon, a tear in the fabric of the universe makes it possible for high school students Carmen and Max to explore an alternate version of themselves and reconnect with a friend they thought they had lost forever. This witty new play by Oregon playwright, Lindsay Partain examines the impact, for better or for worse, that every individual can make in another person's life and the challenges of growing up. 

Spring One-Act Festival 2023
June 1-3 at 7:30 pm and June 4 at 2:00 pm
The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis 97333

Our student directed one-act festival is back featuring a selection of original short plays developed by OSU students.


University Theatre Ticket Prices and Purchasing Information
  • Main Stage Shows: $15 Adult/ $12 Senior/ $10 Student Youth/ $5 OSU Student
  •  Lab Shows: $10 Adult/ $8 Senior/ $5 Student Youth/ $4 OSU Student
  • Musicals/Bard in the Quad: $17 Adult/ $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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