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(pick up at box office 344 Knox St N, Monmouth, OR 97361)

by phone from the box office 503-838-8462
in person at the box office
hours Monday – Friday 12:30-4:30

online below

Prices: | $14 general | $8 for students |
| $10 Senior Citizens | $10 WOU Faculty & Staff |
|WOU Students Free with ID|

contact box office for season ticket pricing

WOU Theatre Department: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

The artistic leadership, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers of WOU Theatre believe in the transformative power of the arts to enhance lives and revitalize communities. We also recognize the true value and the critical role that diversity serves in helping our theater and community thrive.

We are committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where everyone who walks through our theater doors — patrons, artists, employees, volunteers, and vendors — feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, or ability.

We understand that the foundation of a vibrant, thriving arts theatre, performance and educational venue is the cross-pollination of creative/diverse programming, the cultivation of inclusive practices and strategies, and the development of a diverse team of employees and volunteers who share in these values.

We believe this is a continuous evolution as we strive to reflect and meet the needs of our patrons and our community. Our commitment to upholding these principles and strengths is interwoven within the faithful mission to preserve the true heritage and legacy of Western Oregon University as an institution of higher education and a performing arts leader in the Willamette Valley.

Past Seasons

2021-2022 Season

Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Valley Shakespeare Company
Directed by David Janowiak
Leinwand Outdoor Stage
Dates:  July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31 @ 7:30pm
Tickets are Free, Reservations Recommended
Suggested Donation $10
Masks Required
Call 503-838-8462

The Secret in The Wings
by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Michael Phillips
Rice Auditorium
Auditions: September 27-29
Performances: November 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30pm
November 14 @ 2pm

The Theory of Relativity
music by Neil Bartram
book by Brian Hill
Directed by Michael Phillips
Music Direction by James Reddan
Performances: February 24, 25, 26 March 2, 3, 4, 5 @ 7:30pm
Feb 27 @ 2pm

Annual Spring Dance Concert
Performances: May 5, 6, 7 @ 7:30pm

Baby With The Bathwater
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Raissa Fleming
Performances May 25, 26, 27, 28 @ 7:30pm | May 28 @ 2pm

2020-2021 Season

due to the global pandemic our performances will be presented virtually this year.

Stopping Somewhere: A Film
Screenplay by Burke de Boer and Nathaniel Dunaway
Directed by Ted deChatelet
Screenings via zoom: Dec 22 @ 7pm and Dec 23 @ 4pm

Little Prisons: a Series of Shorts by Portland Playwrights
“The Third Prisoner” by EM Lewis
“A Wing and a Prayer” by Josie Seid
“Three Love Songs” by Anya Pearson
“Joy Fricken Hates Her Dumb Stupid Room” by Sara Jean Accuardi
Directed by Jessica Wallenfels
Streaming March 6-8 2021
view the digital program here

The Spring Dance Concert Streaming on May 7 at 6pm
view the performance on zoom
Darryl Thomas is the artistic director of the concert and it will feature the choreography from dance program professors Darryl Thomas, Cynthia Garner, Amy McDonnell, Les Watanabe, Corrie Cowart, and our guest artist Kailee McMurran (WOU alumni).

Senior Project Dance Concert Live on Zoom May 29 at 6pm
view the performances here
Cynthia Garner is the artistic director of the concert and it will feature the choreography from dance program seniors: Ashleigh Bolling, Emma Bucher, Allison Engelstad, Garett Gangelhoff, Gabi Hamlin, Jesse Johnson, Susie Krall, Charlie Millard, Julz Mudge, and Madelynne Thomas.

Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology
Directed by Michael Phillips
Released June 1

 2022-2023 Season

Shakespeare In Love

Valley Shakespeare Company
Directed by David Janowiak
Leinwand Outdoor Stage
Dates:  July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, 2022 @ 7:30pm 
Suggested Donation $10

She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
Rice Auditorium
Performances: November 16, 17, 18, 19 2022 @ 7:30pm
November 19 @ 2pm
**ASL interpreted performance: and Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:30PM**

The Laramie Project
by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Michael Phillips
Rice Auditorium
Performances: March 2, 4, 8, 9, 10 2023 @ 7:30pm
March 5 @ 2pm
**ASL interpreted performances: Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 2:00PM and Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7:30PM**

Annual Spring Dance Concert
Performances: May 11, 12, 13 2023 @ 7:30pm

The Wolves
by Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Raissa Fleming
Performances May 31, June 1, 2, 3 2023 @ 7:30pm | June 1 & 3 @ 2pm
**ASL interpreted performances: Friday, June 2, 2023 at 7:30PM and Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2:00PM**