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The Curtain Rises On The Very Little Theatre's 90th Season

The Very Little Theatre in Eugene opens its 90th season this month, with the horror classic, Dracula.  KLCC’s Claude Offenbacher – a lifetime member of VLT – talked to its president, Karen Scheeland, about the theatre’s nearly century-old legacy.  She begins with how its namesake came about.

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Montage of The Very Little Theater's exterior.

Since being founded in 1929, the VLT has expanded and relocated, supporting itself through ticket sales.

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Edgar Buchanan (left) and David Ogden Stiers (right) are two alum of The Very Little Theatre.

Among its most famous alumni are actors David Ogden Stiers (M*A*S*H, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Edgar Buchanan (Petticoat Junction, Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die, Judge Roy Bean). 

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The Very Little Theatre sign on one side of the building.

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An extended (unedited), nearly 15-minute version of Claude Offenbacher's interview with VLT's Karen Scheeland.

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