By Aaron Posner
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Performances added December 5 - 7 @ 7:30pm*
Three early comic masterpieces by Kurt Vonnegut are sewn together into a seamless evening of hilarity and humanity. Real folks. Real love. Real fun. Set in mythological, small-town America, WHO AM I THIS TIME? is a smart, delightful comedy for the whole family. Aaron Posner is an award-winning playwright and director who grew up in Eugene.
“...delivers just the right amount of fun...and more than a few belly laughs of a more home-spun Vonnegut quality. Audiences will find themselves enchanted and often laughing out loud.” - PortlandStageReviews.com
"Love and theater go hand-in-hand gracefully here...” - The Oregonian
WHO AM I THIS TIME? is presented in collaboration with Eugene Symphony’s 2013 Counterpoint Series.
AARON POSNER (Playwright) is a freelance director and playwright originally from Eugene, OR. Posner graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Performance Studies. He is an Associate Artist at both the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, is a founding Artistic Director of Philadelphia's Arden Theatre Company, and is a former Artistic Director of Two River Theater.
Posner has directed at several regional theatres, including: Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, American Player's Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Cal Shakes, Cleveland Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Rep, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Studio Theatre, and Woolly Mammoth, among many others. He has won three Helen Hayes Awards for Best Director, all for work at the Folger: Measure For Measure, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Cyrano.
Posner's many published and produced adaptations include: Chaim Potok's novel My Name Is Asher Lev; Ellen Foster, adapted from Kaye Gibbons; Third & Indiana, adapted from Steve Lopez; Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, adapted from David Foster Wallace; Sometimes A Great Notion, adapted from Ken Kesey; and a musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage (with James Sugg). His new adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, entitled Stupid Fu*king Bird, premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in May 2013.
Friday & Saturday: $22-26
Preview Pricing: $14 General Admission, open seating
Student & Senior Discounts:
Seniors (62+): Discounted tickets available on Sundays only, starting at $20
Students: $15 for regular performances; $10 previews. Current photo ID required; limit one ticket per student per performance.
Oregon Contemporary Theatre offers dynamic pricing depending on the date of the performance and your preferred seating section. Pricing is generally higher later in the run of a show, and tickets at the listed prices are subject to availability.
To purchase tickets online, click "Get Tickets" on any page of our website. You can also call our Box Office at (541) 465-1506 or visit us during Box Office business hours at 194 W Broadway. (See our Box Office Info page for more details.)
Experience OCT: A Benefit for Oregon Contemporary Theatre, is an evening in support of OCT’s education program and community engagement efforts. OCT will host the benefit on June 9, 2013, at the organization's new facility: the Lord/Leebrick Playhouse at 194 W Broadway. This evening of theater, food, fun, and support for one of Eugene’s emerging arts leaders will include a wine wall, silent auction, and live performances by local artists. Additionally, patrons will have an opportunity to explore the freshly renovated space and engage with other arts supporters from throughout the community.
Theatre is about experience: actively engaging with the world around us. With this in mind, packages at the evening's silent auction will be focused on providing patrons with experiences unique to Oregon such as dinner, dessert, and a show Downtown Eugene, or a weekend in an Eastern Oregon vacation home with a bottle of local wine. Experiences will be available for a variety of tastes, preferences, and price ranges, and all proceeds go toward education and community engagement work at OCT.
A ticket for the event is $65.00 and a pair is $120.00.
Oregon Contemporary Theatre has earned a reputation for high artistic quality and commitment to presenting challenging and diverse scripts. Randy Lord and Chris Leebrick set out in 1992 to create a daring professional theatre engaging the cultural diversity of Lane County; the result was the Lord Leebrick Theatre Company. initially, the founders ran the company as a team. Then they traded leadership, first with Chris as Artistic Director, then Randy. When Randy left the company in 2000, the Board--after some serious reflection--maintained its commitments to the company's mission and hired Corey Pearlstein as the company's first non-founding Artistic Director. Our current Artistic Director, Craig Willis, replaced Pearlstein in 2003. Willis has an MFA in Directing and a PhD in Dramatic Literature and Theory. Additionally, Willis has remarkable business acumen, having spent six years in corporate sales and more than 10 years in artistic administration.
The company has become increasingly professional with each leadership change, raising its profile locally, regionally, and nationally.