Very Little Theatre

Elizabeth I Gabriel / KLCC News

The month of December is typically overrun with Christmas oriented traditions. But a new holiday play in Eugene shares how various cultures celebrate the winter season.

Brian Bull / KLCC

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.

Slavery, Freedom and Empathy in the Whipping Man

Jan 16, 2018

The day after the Civil War ended in 1865, Passover began. The play The Whipping Man explores the parallels between the freeing of slaves in America, and the liberation of the Israelites in Egypt.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Nov 29, 2016


The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge begins in Eugene at the Very Little Theater on Friday, December 2nd and runs through December 11th. In Mark Brown’s play, Scrooge has brought charges of attempted murder and kidnapping against the Spirits of Christmas and Jacob Marley.