Orlando by Virginia Woolf, adapted by by Sarah Ruhl*
Directed by Guest Director Gabrielle Brewer-Wallin
Preview September 27 at 7:30 pm
Runs September 28 - October 13 evening performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinees on September 30 and October 7 & 13 at 2 pm
An English nobleman awakens one morning to discover he has become a woman. This is the premise of Virginia Woolf's acclaimed, vaguely autobiographical novel, "Orlando." Adapted by MacArthur Award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl, "Orlando" is funny and bittersweet, literate but highly accessible. It invites us to ask what we mean when we talk about identity, gender, poetry and love.
Artistic Director, Matthew Nelson
Preview: November 8, 7:30 pm
Runs November 9 - 17, evening performances Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm
Matinees November 11 & 17 at 2 pm
The theme "Body Politic" arises from a believe that dance is a universal human activity and that any movement can hold significance. Through dance and performance, Artistic Director Matthew Nelson and Willamette students investigate the world of politics, showing its polarizing tendencies toward conflict on one hand and consensus-building on the other.
Directed by Jonathan Cole
Preview February 14 at 7:30 pm
Runs February 15 - 23 evening performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinees on February 17 & 23 at 2 pm
The battle for women's voting rights in Oregon was hard-fought and hard-won, taking place in parlors, public squares and print media. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Oregon, WU Theatre is collaborating the English Department to present a very special theatrical performance honoring the important milestone.
Directed by Susan Coromel
Preview April 11 at 7:30 pm
Runs April 12 - 27 evening performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinees April 14, 21 and 27 at 2 pm
Written in 1604, "Measure for Measure" is a play about government, corruption, justice and mercy. Duke Vencentio wants a break from governing Vienna, where the sex trade is running rife. So he calls on his deputy, Angelo, to take charge. Instead of leaving the city, though, the duke dons a disguise and spies on Angelo. At first, Angelo rules out brothels and clamps down on sex. But when he comes up against Isabella, the virtuous sister of the condemned Claudio, he falls foul of his own judgment, resulting in a spiraling series of deceptions, hypocrisy and scandal.
* Season schedule and dates are subject to change.