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Summer SOUP is Simmering!

Bored and hungry this summer? Join us for our FREE Summer SOUP Theatre performances!


Slow Cooker Series – October 2nd and 3rd
5:00 p.m. Summer SOUP play readings (Hope Theatre)

Two new plays in progress by TA graduate students:

The Wreaths of Poppy
by Anna Dulba-Barnett
directed by Olga Sanchez Saltvet

October 2nd

Set in 966 BCE, when the Polans tribe in Eastern Europe formed in the country that became Poland, Wreathes of Poppy imagines what this historic moment felt like for Polan women as their lives were altered by events out of their control.

written and directed by Liz Fairchild

October 3rd

Mobyius is a science fiction adaptation of Herman Melville’s class Moby Dick set in the year 2102. The story traces Ahab’s obsession, but whales are now extinct. Oceans are populated by floating trash compactors made in their likeness.

Summer SOUP is theatre by the ​s​eat of ​ou​r ​p​ants.

A SOUP aesthetic means that we encourage ideas to simmer beyond the classroom and outside of the University Theatre season. We choose new plays or projects with opportunities for abbreviated, intense student engagement. We apply practical solutions creatively, with minimal resources. We offer most of the production roles (design, stage management, acting, etc.) to current UO students or recent graduates and provide artistic guidance through faculty direction. Collaboration and outreach are essential to the program. We invite the campus and Eugene community to join us by giving free tickets to everyone. Summer SOUP aims to satisfy artistic hunger in the summer months with a hearty blend of challenging content, ingenuity, communal effort, and theatrical adventure.