Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Street

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031

541-387-8877

In the Theater

Plays & Workshops

The Good Body

staged Reading:in the next room

Urinetown

About the Theater

Columbia Center for the Arts' theater hosts plays, dance performances, concerts, lectures and films, and is the home of CAST, the Columbia Arts Stage Troupe.

CAST has a proud history of providing live theater for residents of the Columbia River Gorge. Founded as a grassroots effort in 1978, it offers a range of opportunities for people who are experienced performers, and for those who want to develop their skills.

At least four productions are planned by CAST each year: Winter (February), Spring (May), Summer (July/August) and Fall (October). New talent and new faces to assist in the creative process are always welcome. Please join us!

Additional productions are brought to the theatre via partnerships and other arrangements.

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CAST: Since 1978!

CAST logoCAST, now part of the Columbia Center for the Arts, has been providing community theatre since 1978.

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Career Opportunity

Marketing Manager

In support of the mission and the goals of the Columbia Center for the Arts, the Marketing Manager works in conjunction with the Executive Director, CCA Staff, the committees and various other stakeholders to create and implement a comprehensive, integrated marketing strategy that reflects the mission and values of the company and achieves institutional audience development goals.

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May 8th-10th, 15th-17th at 7:30 PM and 11th at 2:00 PM

The Good Body by Eve Ensler, directed by Judie Hanel

The Good Body starts with Eve’s tortured relationship with her own “post-forties” stomach and her skirmishes with everything from Ab Rollers to fad diets and fascistic trainers in an attempt get the “flabby badness” out. As Eve hungrily seeks self-acceptance, she is joined by the voices of women from L.A. to Kabul, whose obsessions are also laid bare.
Learn More: The Good Body

May 18th and 20th

Auditions for the staged reading of In the Next Room by Sarah Ruhl

Columbia Center for the Arts announces auditions for the CAST staged reading of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room or the vibrator play, a comedy about marriage, intimacy, electricity, and the alternating currents of desire.

Learn More: In the Next Room

June 20-21

Staged Reading of In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Tom Burns

In the Next Room or the vibrator play is a comedy about marriage, intimacy, electricity, and the alternating currents of desire.
Learn More: In the Next Room

June 27th-30th 2014

WAIT LIST IS NOW OPEN FOR...Theatre Roadtrip to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Join Columbia Center for the Arts as we travel to Ashland, Oregon June 27th-30th 2014 to experience the Oregon Shakespeare Festival! See three great performances, stay at the lovely Ashland Springs Hotel and travel by private coach.

Learn More: Oregon Shakespeare Festival

July 10-13 and 17-19

Urinetown, a musical

Over ten years ago, Urinetown made a big splash on Broadway. this darkly comic meta-musical which tells of a dystopian society in which everyone must pay a tax in order to use the bathroom, wins the audience over by the end of the first show tune.

Learn More: Urinetown

Ongoing

Tech Tribe 
We’re looking for volunteers who are interested in working backstage on lighting and sound for our many productions. If you’re interested in attending or would like more information on Columbia Center for the Arts’ Tech Tribe, please contact John Metta at john@ccatech.org

Ticket Information

Unless otherwise noted, you may purchase your tickets online when they become available, and at certain locations throughout the Columbia River Gorge. You may also purchase tickets at the door just prior to the show. 

Visit the webpage describing the show you're interested in seeing, or click:  Theatre Tickets Online.

Show Archive

Click for information on previous theatrical events at Columbia Center for the Arts.