P.O. Box 167547
Oregon, OH 43616


Welcome to the OCT website,

We hope you enjoyed the fun loving musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying this past November. We had a great time presenting it for you.

Since then, we have been preparing for our current production of the wonderful heartwarming classic play Driving Miss Daisy, directed by Kevin Harrington and produced by Tim Yard coming in February. This skilled production team is putting a great deal of effort and talent into bringing you an emotional and memorable production of this unforgettable story.

The story takes place in the deep south in 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. In a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, Daisy Wertham, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow, and Hoke, her chauffeur, who is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this magnificent story.

Also, don’t forget to look for our Spring production of Don’t Hug Me, We’re Married, coming in April. It’s the sequel to the Musical comedy favorite, Don’t Hug Me.

Remember, you can order your theatre tickets online! There is no waiting in long lines at the box office and it’s easy to do. Just click “Buy Tickets and Season Memberships” and follow the prompts. Or contact Brenda at the box office at 419-691-1398.

We welcome you to join us by getting involved in any way you’d like. Let us hear from you and we will help you find your niche. Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about us. Your recommendations are our best advertising. Thank you for supporting the arts.

See you at the theatre!
Reed Steele
OCT President

Our Mission Statement

The Oregon Community Theatre is dedicated to the development of the performing arts within Oregon and its surrounding communities.
This mission shall be accomplished by encouraging appreciation of and participation in all aspects of live theater, as well as conducting related educational programs for adults and children.

Contact Information

We can be reached by calling and leaving a message on our phone at (419)691-1398, or by sending an email to oct.info@sbcglobal.net.

Tickets can be purchased:

If you are a member of Oregon Community Theatre, your tickets will be sent to you two weeks prior to show dates.

Current Officers and Board Members

President - Reed Steele
President elect - Jeff Smith
1st Vice President - Tim Yard
2nd Vice President - Steve Carpenter
Treasurer - Don Dauer
Secretary - Lori Bee
Trustees - Ann Sommers
Robert Mullens
Dawn Yard
Members at Large - Tammy Halay
Cindy Fennewald
Diane Hess
Community Members -

Alice Dargartz
Beth Giller
Marlene Guy
Kevin Harrington
Marcia Hayes
Brenda Holdren
Nancy Ice

Student Represenitive - Anna Giller
Past Presidents - Glen Hamilton
Ron Davis
Honorary Member - Marge Brown

OCT is a member of the Ohio Community Theatre Association and the American Association of Community Theatres.

OCTA: Ohio Community Theatre Association American Association of Community Theatres