Oregon State University Theatre presents its annual Spring One Act Festival, performed at 7:30 p.m. June 5, 6, 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. June 9, in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre, OSU campus, Corvallis.
This year’s festival of four student-written and directed plays features a range of styles, from the absurdly comic to the darkly tragic:
• “The Unfortunate Case of Mr. Billne” (written by Chrisopher Peterman and directed by Tucker Minnick) — A comedy about the life of one unlucky man who’s destiny is controlled by a maniacal narrator.
• “Those Who Really Go to the Crossroads” (written by Megan Grassl and directed by Abbey Pasquini) — A darker play that explores the nature of life, death and choice as the protagonist, Jayden, finds himself at the threshold of the Underworld in an attempt to recover something he has lost.
• “La Vie en Rose” (written by Ricky Zipp and directed by Mike Beaton) — A Depression-era political drama where the values of a wealthy businessman are challenged by an eccentric street kid.
• “Future, Future, Dear God” (written by Mike Seus and directed by Alex Ries) — An offbeat comedy featuring the misadventures — and misunderstandings — between time traveler Lt. Ronny Colderman and two basement-dwelling slackers.
The festival cast features Oregon State University students and members of the Corvallis community.
Tickets are $8 general, $6 for seniors, $5 for youth and students and $4 for OSU students.
For tickets or more information, contact the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or see http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre. •