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

Oct 11, 2018

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.

Montage of The Very Little Theater's exterior.
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Since being founded in 1929, the VLT has expanded and relocated, supporting itself through ticket sales.

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

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