Opal Theater to host wide range of events in April


Come see Trek Theater’s Winter show, “Space Seed,” for a one-show-only Cottage Grove engagement. The Enterprise Crew encounters a sleeper ship adrift in space containing in suspended animation, survivors of the Eugenics Wars and meet Khan Noonian Singh. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.  

The performance will be Sunday, April 7, beginning at 5 p.m. 

On Friday and Sunday, April 12 and 14, in a co-production with Academy Arts and Academics, “Opal—The Journey of the Understanding Heart” features young adults and how they might react the 100-year-old story of Opal. The play weaves between scenes in a school classroom and the world of Opal. Using imagination, projections, music, dance, masks and storytelling, the play covers the highs and lows of her life while letting the audience experience her relationship to nature: “the fairyland around us.”

The April 12 performance is at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 14. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for students and children.

April 19-20, the Trashion Show: Junk, Gunk, Fashion Punk will take place at the Opal Theater. Trashion (a portmanteau of “trash” and “fashion”) is a term for art, fashion and objects for the home created from used, thrown-out, found and repurposed elements. Ten amazing designers will dazzle visitors with their creations. Come April 19 at 7 p.m., or April 20 at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. 

Admission is $12 and tickets can be purchased via the Opal website at opalcentercg.org/events/2019-trashion-show-junk-gunk-fashion-funk, or at The Crafty Mercantile, 517 East Main Street.

The Opal Theater is located at 513 East Main Street in Cottage Grove. For more information, call the theater at 541-623-0513.

Sponsors include MECCA and Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties.