Performance History


July 19 - August 10, 2019

Norman Thayer and his devoted, decade-younger wife, Ethel, have returned - as they always do - to the familiar tranquility of their summer home on Golden Pond in Maine. But when their daughter arrives with her fiancé and his son in tow, their solitude is interrupted.


Heartwarming and humorous, On Golden Pond won three Tony Awards in its original Broadway run, and the 1981 film adaptation received 10 Oscar nominations.



John Farrell, Akia Woods, Melissa MacDonald, Scott Branchfield, Dean Seaonr, and Alexander Herd.


On Golden Pond is presented through
special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York


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777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365


DOUBT: A Parable

By John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Bonnie Ross


Sunday, August 18 (6:30pm)
Monday, August 19 (6:30pm)

Newport Performing Arts Center - Alice Silverman Theatre


Available Roles:

Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Female)
Father Brendan Flynn (Male)
Sister James (Female)
Mrs. Muller (Female)


Look for more information to be posted soon.


In reference to our audition notices: Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character, but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns.





By Ernest Thompson


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Red Octopus Theatre Company, a Non-Profit Organization, has been bringing the very best in comedy,
drama,classics, musicals, and original theatre to the beautiful Oregon Coast for nearly forty years.
"Red Octopus Theatre Company is well known for edgy scripts, superior sets, technical expertise
and the highest caliber of actors on the Central Oregon Coast."
- Oregon Coast Today

In 1978, four actors from San Francisco headed North. They landed in Newport, Oregon, joined forces with local actors, and the rest is history ... with the group constantly expanding over the years to include hundreds of talented artists. Past performances were held in a variety of locations in Lincoln County: from local barns, to the Visitor Center of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and even the former Naterlin Center (now Newport’s City Hall). Our current home is in the Newport Performing Arts Center, built in Nye Beach in 1988

Ron Miller, Duffy Lederman, Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald, Stacy Fischer, Joshua Lawrence, Milo Graamans.


Directed by Barbara Berge

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Ron Miller


A "One Night Delight" staged reading to benefit the David Ogden Stiers Theatre
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm
Admission includes a post-show "delight" provided by Zach's Bistro:

Dueling Bread Pudding with Whipped Creme Fraiche and Drunken Caramel 


An American classic and finalist - 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee's trashy Western tale. FEATURING: Bo Harrington, Rich Hicks, Duffy Lederman, and Ron Miller 


True West is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.



Doubt: A Parable

November 1 - 17 , 2019
David Ogden Stiers Theatre

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Bonnie Ross


In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.


Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award


"An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. A gripping mystery, tightly written."  - Time Out NY


Sunday, August 18, (6:30pm), Monday, August 19 (6:30pm)


Doubt: A Parable is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York



Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Curious Rock Musical

April 3 - 19, 2020
Alice Silverman Theatre

Adapted and Directed by Darcy Hogan
Compositions and Musical Direction by Milo Graamans

Inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll


From the director who brought you 2018's 1980's musical version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" comes a brand new rock musical adaptation of Alice's Adventures Underground, inspired by the music of the 1970's.  Join us for an incredible, innovative, magical, mystical, musical journey!


A world premiere production!


Saturday, October 19 (10:00am)
Callbacks October 20 (by invitation only)






The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time *

October 16 - November 1, 2020
David Ogden Stiers Theatre

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Joshua Lawrence


15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.


Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play


"A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life."  - Evening Standard 


To Be Announced


* Rights Pending


We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers
available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. 

Playwrights Welcome was developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers and, by extension, the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part of how writers learn their craft and grow as artists. Playwrights who wish to receive a complimentary ticket to one of our productions, through the Playwrights Welcome program, may request one at the box office on the day of the performance. Please note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket, and tickets are subject to availability.