Education & Programming


Alternative Programming

Alternative Programming events are free and open to the public with an opportunity for donations. No tickets or reservations are necessary.

2020/21 SEASON

Alternative Programming events are intended for mature audiences.



Sponsor: Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation | Fran and Rich Juro


DEAD bIRD pLAY

by Madeline Radcliffe-Reilly

Virtual Staged Reading

In this new play, everything's fine until it's not. All Alex wants is to keep their porch plants alive, and all Jordan wants is to visit their friend. An otherwise uneventful day plunges into surreal chaos when an ungodly amount of dead birds plummet from the sky and blanket Alex's yard. What is this? A freak illness? A government conspiracy? Something...darker? Just when is a good time to talk about what happened? When an apocalypse seems nigh, your choices - past, present and future - come into sharp relief.
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ABOUT TIME: a LOVE STORY BETWEEN THREE PEOPLE AND SOMETIMES A GOOSE

by Marie Amthor Schuett

Virtual Staged Reading

Juniper, Ego and Who are each other's Three, destined to live out multiple lives together whether they want to or not. Sometimes friends, sometimes foes, they are put to the test to solve the crazy equation of life. Is there a reason for it all or not? This new love story is here to answer the unanswerable.


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BLOODLINES: A NESTING DOLL

by Beaufield Berry

Virtual Staged Reading

The egg that created you was formed inside of your mother, in the womb of your grandmother.  the blood that courses in your veins is the result of your predecessors' union. The trauma that was forced upon your ancestors becomes the ghost that haunts their grandchildren becomes the illness that walks invisible in your body. The only way through it is to confront it or force it upon the next generation. Your child.
Bloodlines: A Nesting Doll is a ghost story about multi-generational trauma, invisible illness, matrilineality and the strength we inherit from the women we come from.

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ON A CLEAR DAY IN SEPTEMBER

by Daena Schweiger

Virtual Staged Reading

Cast Size: 1F (early to mid 40s)

In a small town in Nebraska, a woman records a podcast called "Life in the Heart of Flyover Country" from her basement studio. Through a series of  podcast "episodes" we learn about the woman and her family. we see her view of the world through a lens of her personal highs and lows. These episodes draw the audience back in time, and propel them forward to a stunning conclusion no one could foresee.

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broadway karaoke

Special Event
Get ready to belt your favorite Broadway tunes! Bring your own
sheet music, or choose from OCP’s collection — accompanied and emceed by OCP resident music director, Jim Boggess!