The OCC Theatre Department Proudly Presents:
The OCC Repertory Theatre Company (THE REP!)
Since 1985 OCC's theatre department has provided students with a theatre company of their own. The very busy student members of The Rep (THEA A131-134) and of the Directing Class (THEA A181-182) create a full season of plays, including many original works.
The students direct, act, write, design and do all the many tasks required to create a full season of theatre productions, under the faculty supervision of Rick Golson and Cynthia Corley.
Many Rep alumni have gone on to found their own theatre companies, or to run or work at established theatre companies. We believe the hands-on training a dedicated Rep member receives in their time with us is an important part of a comprehensive theatre training program.
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see some photos of past Rep shows!
2019-2020 Repertory Productions*
for photos of past Rep productions, please scroll down or visit our Facebook and Instagram pages!
It’s like a tasting menu for theatre! A variety of short dramatic and comic scenes will feature the talents of our newest members of the Rep along with our returning Rep members. Both modern and classical works provide something for everyone.
September 13, 14 & 15at 7:30pm
Tickets are free. Donations are gratefully accepted
SOMETHING WICKED COMES AGAIN
Something Wickeder written by Jill Johnson
October 12 & 13, 19 & 20 at 7:30pm
The Rep explores the darkness lurking behind the bright smiles of happy suburban families. What is Mother hiding behind her apron? What did Dad bury behind the garage last night? Prepare for a scare!
Free Donations gratefully accepted
Recommended for mature audiences
An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social
The Rep's biggest show of the season! Written by David Scaglione and Directed by Rick Golson
Featuring an original comic holiday melodrama "Christmas at the Lodge of the Slender Pine"
Boo the villain, cheer the hero, and enjoy a free ice cream treat in our annual holiday melodrama and sing-a-long. Fun for the whole family!
A special visitor is also expected...
December 6 and 13 at 7pm
December 7and 14 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm
December 8 and 15 at 2:30pm
Drama Lab Theatre
Tickets are $7 in advance, $9 at the door ($5/$7 for students, seniors and children)
Tickets are also available at the door 30 minutes before every performance
Plays Made in a Day!
Are we nuts? Could be! Here we go for our 9th year in a row! Under the (brave or foolhardy-we haven't decided yet) direction of Sean "Wild Card" Engard the talented members of The Rep will write, direct and stage 5 short plays in just 24 hours. Come see what happens, and please bring us coffee!
February 8 and 9, 2020 at 7:30pm
Drama Lab Studio
Tickets are Free Donations are gratefully accepted
TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND
Neo- Futurist plays by Greg Allen
February 22, 23 and 29 at 7:30pm
March 1 at 7:30pm
The challenge: present 30 "Neo Futurist" plays in under 60 minutes! Chosen in random order by the audience, these plays are chaotic, funny, tragic and political. This is the longest-running play in Chicago history! Prepare yourself to interact with a very energetic cast...
This is our fourth crazy, laugh-filled year--come see what's new!
Definitely recommended for mature audiences. No, really, adults only.
Click below to watch our 2017 production of TMLMTBGB!
"Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" by the Orange Coast College Repertory. Spring 2017
Drama Lab Studio
Tickets are free Donations are gratefully accepted
April 4, 5 and 11 at 7:30
How much can you experience in just five minutes? Find out in this festival of very short plays.
Drama Lab Studio
Free--Donations gratefully accepted
One Act Play Festival
This eclectic festival is an annual tradition. As the culmination of our year, the Rep presents a wide variety of both published plays and original works by Rep playwrights who have been working hard all year on their scripts.
Special thanks to Sean Engard for his guidance and expertise leading our REP student playwriting workshop all year!
Playing Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 23 at 7:30pm:
Playing Sunday May 17 and Saturday May 24 at 7:30pm
Drama Lab Studio
Free-- Donations gratefully accepted
For a listing of our Faculty-Directed productions, please click on
Faculty Directed Productions
Rick Golson and Cynthia Corley hard at work...
Something Wicked October 2018
The Importance of Being Earnest April 2010
Rep Class Meeting 2011 Rep student Artistic Director Joon Hur leads the meeting.
Take Five Spring 2019
Theatre Nouveau 2018 Scene from "Henry V"
Painting the stage for Something Wicked 2017
Student Artistic Director Emerald Nguyen and director Jill Johnson
2018 One Acts cast and crew
30 year Rep Reunion!
Holiday Melodrama 2004
Holday Melodrama 2011
All in the Timing 2014
Holday Melodrama--"One of Santa's Reindeer is Missing!"
Holiday Melodrama 2015. Awesome moster costumes by student costume designer Sara Egger.