The Very Little Theatre 2012-2013
Season Tickets on sale in September 2012
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Great Selection Of Dates
Each of our main stage shows runs for several weekends—giving you plenty of dates to choose from, including Sunday matinees! And you make your reservations one show at a time—no need to choose now when you want to see the shows next spring!
Ordering your Season Tickets is easy
To order, print out The VLT Season Ticket Order Form in pdf format (requires Acrobat Reader). We also have the complete VLT Season Ticket Brochure available in pdf format.
You can have a Season Ticket brochure and order form mailed to you. Just call the VLT box office at (541) 344-7751, and leave a message with your name and address.
Fill out the form and mail it with a check or money order (sorry, no credit cards!) to The Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St., Eugene, OR 97405.
Check out these benefits:
Because VLT shows are so popular, this is perhaps the main advantage of being a season ticket holder: you will receive advance notice of each show and may reserve your seats before tickets go on sale to the public. (You may also purchase additional tickets at full price when ordering, in case you want to bring friends and have them sit with you.) Sales to the public begin one week before each opening night.
VLT does smaller shows in Stage Left (two are scheduled for this coming season), and season subscribers have first chance to reserve those tickets too.
Your season ticket stubs may be used one at a time or all at once (except only one ticket stub marked “musical” may be used for La Cage aux Folles), for any performance, either evenings or matinees. You choose the performance that’s best for you!
Assisted Listening Devices
VLT has 20 assisted listening devices, and season ticket holders have first opportunity to reserve these.
Each show will have an Opening Night Gala, with the audience invited to enjoy delicious refreshments in Stage Left with the cast after the show.
Your Season Tickets will be mailed to you in late September, along with your reservation form for the first production, Arsenic and Old Lace, which opens in October.
The Very Little Theatre 84th SEASON 2012-2013
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Classic Comedy by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Sarah Etherton
This famous black comedy is about Mortimore Brewster, his two charming spinster aunts who kill lonely old men (as an “act of kindness”) and bury them in the cellar; the antics of a brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the nefarious activities of another brother recently escaped from a mental institution. One critic wrote, “You wouldn't believe that homicidal mania could be such great fun,” and another said “so funny that none of us will ever forget it."
Adapted by Steven Dietz, based on the original play by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Final Adventure
Directed by Suzanne Shapiro
Winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play, this theatrical adaptation features the world's greatest detective near the end of his career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore. With his trusted companion Dr. Watson at his side, Holmes pursues the case—and in doing so, marches right into the lair of his longtime adversary, Professor Moriarty. “The game is afoot, Watson—and it is a dangerous one!”
La Cage aux Folles
The Tony Award-Winning Musical
Book by Harvey Fierstein,
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Directed by Michael P. Watkins
One of the all-time biggest musical hits! After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of a jolt when Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “straight” when he meets the bride-to-be’s family ... but Albin has other plans!
Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
A Drama by Ed Graczyk
In a small-town Five and Dime store in West Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their 20th reunion. The women were teenagers when James Dean filmed “Giant” two decades earlier in nearby Marfa. The film experience, as extras, changed the lives of two of them. With intermittent flashbacks we rience of the film has led one to live thinking she was the chosen “one” by Jamewitness them as they were, while seeing them in the present. The past expes Dean, while the other took rejection and humiliation to a life-changing extreme.
The Cripple of Inishmaan
A Comedy-Drama by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Michael Walker
July /August 2013
Set on a remote island off the coast of Ireland in 1934, this is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. As word arrives on Inishmaan that a Hollywood director is coming to a neighboring island, the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.
Two Shows in STAGE LEFT!
Although not part of the season ticket package, subscribers have first chance at reserving general admission tickets for:
Trailer Park Broadcasting Scandals
by Mark L. Smith
Directed by Ron Judd • Nov/Dec. 2012
Radio hostesses Vesta Poteet and Dixie Mandrell bring you the colorful activities of the local trailer park residents in this delightful character comedy.
The Cleaning Man
by Michael Holmes
Directed by Richard Leinaweaver • Apr/May 2013
A fascinating look at the secret life of movie star Rock Hudson, based on the actual deposition of his cleaning man, John Dobbs, in the courtroom settlement of Hudson's estate.