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Lane Community College
Friday, October 25, 2019
SPA presents “The Family Treasure” at LCC Nov. 14-24

The Family Treasure posterEUGENE, Ore.— The Student Production Association of Lane Community College presents the world premiere of “The Family Treasure” by LCC alumnus Aaron Michael Smart and directed by Brian Haimbach.

“The Family Treasure” tells the story of three siblings, who while sifting through their family history searching for gold in the Oregon wilderness, realize their pioneer history of adventure and tragedy may also be filled with lies. Part mystery, part family drama, and part old-timey Western, this story is filled with exciting twists and turns.

SPA is thrilled to welcome back former SPA president Aaron Michael Smart with this world premiere production. Smart found inspiration in his own family history, drawing from tales of his pioneer ancestors –settlers of Jasper, Oregon. Smart says, “My hope is that ‘The Family Treasure’ a story about how to move on from the past, resonates with audiences on an intensely human level. For me, it is about the things we bury, and the things we try so hard to dig up.”

Featured performances by David Arnold, Kenny Jones, Kelsie Wilson, Rebekah Hirons, Emma Weinkauf, and Christopher Ridgely. Set, costume, and sound designed by James McConkey, Mari Dewit, and Harper Craven respectively.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 14-24, in the Blue Door Theatre, Building 6, LCC main campus, 4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene.

Tickets prices run on a “pay what you can” scale, and are available at the door. No one will be turned away. Donations are put towards production expenses and theatre studies scholarships.

For more information:

  • Student Productions Association—
  • Brian Haimbach, LCC Head of Theatre, or 541-463-5648

For accommodations to attend this event, contact the Center for Accessible Resources at 541-463-5150 (voice), 711 (relay), or email one week in advance. 

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Joan Aschim, PIO


(541) 463-5591

Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.