Current Season

Orchestral Concert: Willamette Pro Musica

September 9, 2018

Conductor Héctor Agüero
Co-produced with the Department of Music

The Willamette University Arts Season kicks off in style with this stellar orchestral program that promises to be an utter enchantment.

Play: Dead City

September 27 – October 13, 2018

By Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Jonathan Cole

Samantha Blossom, a chipper woman in her 40s, wakes in her Upper East Side apartment one June morning to find her life being narrated over public radio. So begins this
90-minute comic drama — a hyper-theatrical riff on the novel Ulysses, occurring exactly 100 years to the day after Joyce’s jaunt through Dublin.

Dead City is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Symbolic Interactions: Embodied Adaptations

November 8 – 17, 2018

Artistic Director Bryant Henderson

New works by Willamette University dance faculty and students will explore how, as social participants, we instinctively and necessarily adapt to and resist the environments in which we exist.

Solo Performance: Letters from Home

November 30 – December 1, 2018

Based on her family history in Cambodia, specifically under the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s, solo performer Kalean Ung explores her relatives’ struggles and eventual rescue while also describing her own experiences of growing up bi-racial and first generation in Southern California.

Play: Servant of Two Masters

February 21 – March 2, 2019

By Carlo Goldoni
Freely adapted and directed by Kevin Otos

This timeless 18th-century Italian commedia delle'arte masterpiece weaves the intriguing tale of a servant so hungry he takes on two jobs just in order to survive. Masks, playful costumes and original music create a fresh, bold, surprising event.

Special Event: Willamette Jazz Collective

March 16, 2019

Conductor James Miley
Co-produced with the Department of Music

Join our award-winning Willamette Jazz Collective for a cool evening of hot jazz that’ll blow you away.

Play: Public Enemy

April 18 – May 4, 2019

By Henrik Ibsen (translated by David Harrower)
Directed by Susan Coromel

In this new translation of Ibsen’s seminal work, a doctor tries to expose an important discovery to the community, but finds his friends and neighbors have all turned against him. The drama paints a vivid image of a society that values comfort over safety, wealth over equality and publicity over truth.