Thank you for a great 2013 season!
We've wrapped up our summer after 20 great performances of Rumpelstiltskin Revisited and
King Midas and the Golden Touch. Thanks for coming out this summer.
Information on next summer's season will be updated as soon as we know the dates and the shows.
We usually start hammering out those details beginning in March.
For more information and photos of our 2013 shows please visit us at:
Mad Duckling is a summer children's theatre company associated with the University of Oregon Department of Theatre Arts. We perform during the summer at Amazon Park in Eugene. Our plays feature the talents of our graduate and undergraduate theatre students. Come check us out!
Summer Season Information
All performances are at 11:00am on the south lawn of
Amazon Community Center
Amazon Park at 28th and Hilyard (on the south lawn of Amazon Community Center).
Tickets are $5 for everyone age 3 and over. Children under 3 are free. Cash or check only – unfortunately, we are not able to take credit cards. Checks can be made payable to “University Theatre”.
Tickets are always available the day of the show at our performance location in Amazon Park.
There is a $1 per ticket discount for groups of 10 or more. No reservations are required, but to qualify for the group rate, all discounted tickets must be purchased at the same time at the box office.
Lunch with the Characters
On the first Saturday performance of each show, bring a picnic and stay after to have lunch with the characters!
What happens if it rains?
It can always rain in Eugene during the summer, but we usually only cancel a performance if it is raining pretty hard, or if summer storms are predicted.
We will post updates on our Facebook, and Twitter by 10:00 AM on the day of the performance if we need to cancel the show, and we’ll update our phone message as well. We may also add a performance of the show at a later date.
PHONE: 541-346-4204 (If you reach our voicemail, please leave a message. We’ll call you back!)
Our 2013 Season
Rumpelstiltskin Revisited, written by Guy J. Jackson
July 9-13 and July 16-20
Banished by a Queen more interested in punishment than education Rumpelstiltskin subsists on the margins acting out his resentments with acts of burglary and vandalism. Hard-working Lilie and her Papa are so poor they can only afford the first four letters of the ABCs. When Papa erroneously brags that Lilie can bake a pie into a diamond, Lilie finds herself summoned to work in the royal kitchen. Lilie and Rumpelstilskin strike up a trade agreement and a tenuous friendship that just might survive the demands of a star-struck father and greedy monarch.
Playwright and storyteller Guy J. Jackson attended Southern Oregon State University and wrote a humor column for The Siskiyou newspaper in Ashland, Oregon.
Directed by Michelle Yeadon.
King Midas and the Golden Touch, written by Willard Simms
July 30-August 3 and August 6-10
Tycoon of industry, King Midas loves his gold to distraction. He knows each and every coin which he fawns over and stacks with meticulous obsession. Royal squire Nicky often requires help keeping all the gold orderly. When a high flying sorceress shows up looking for a job, Midas believes he’s about to close the ultimate deal.
Willard Simms is an award-winning playwright and the author of 11 published plays including last summer’s very popular adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
Directed by Jacob Rorem.