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Calendar of Events

  1. Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story »

    Sunday Jul 30

    4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    “The Long Way Home” was designated as the official historical outdoor drama of the Commonwealth, and was held annually in Radford, VA from 1971-1999. The play told the story of Mary Draper Ingles’ capture, life among the Native Americans, and her eventual escape and journey over hundreds of miles through Appalachia to return to her home in the New River Valley. On the last Sunday of every month this summer in the sunken garden at Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast this story will be retold as a historical outdoor drama titled “Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story.” The Radford University Department of Theatre is very active with this production. Dinner theater tickets will provide patrons with reserved seats at the front of the amphitheater and dinner before the performance. A limited amount of dinner tickets will be available for $45 so please purchase these in advance. General admission tickets are also available for $10 and guests are asked to bring their own chairs. Dinner theatre or general admission tickets are available at Radford Drug, 243 W. Main Street in Radford and they accept cash or checks. For credit card sales, please visit the link on the Nesselrod website, http://www.nesselrod.com/.
  2. Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story »

    Sunday Aug 27

    4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    “The Long Way Home” was designated as the official historical outdoor drama of the Commonwealth, and was held annually in Radford, VA from 1971-1999. The play told the story of Mary Draper Ingles’ capture, life among the Native Americans, and her eventual escape and journey over hundreds of miles through Appalachia to return to her home in the New River Valley. On the last Sunday of every month this summer in the sunken garden at Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast this story will be retold as a historical outdoor drama titled “Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story.” The Radford University Department of Theatre is very active with this production. Dinner theater tickets will provide patrons with reserved seats at the front of the amphitheater and dinner before the performance. A limited amount of dinner tickets will be available for $45 so please purchase these in advance. General admission tickets are also available for $10 and guests are asked to bring their own chairs. Dinner theatre or general admission tickets are available at Radford Drug, 243 W. Main Street in Radford and they accept cash or checks. For credit card sales, please visit the link on the Nesselrod website, http://www.nesselrod.com/.
  3. Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story »

    Sunday Sep 24

    4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    “The Long Way Home” was designated as the official historical outdoor drama of the Commonwealth, and was held annually in Radford, VA from 1971-1999. The play told the story of Mary Draper Ingles’ capture, life among the Native Americans, and her eventual escape and journey over hundreds of miles through Appalachia to return to her home in the New River Valley. On the last Sunday of every month this summer in the sunken garden at Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast this story will be retold as a historical outdoor drama titled “Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story.” The Radford University Department of Theatre is very active with this production. Dinner theater tickets will provide patrons with reserved seats at the front of the amphitheater and dinner before the performance. A limited amount of dinner tickets will be available for $45 so please purchase these in advance. General admission tickets are also available for $10 and guests are asked to bring their own chairs. Dinner theatre or general admission tickets are available at Radford Drug, 243 W. Main Street in Radford and they accept cash or checks. For credit card sales, please visit the link on the Nesselrod website, http://www.nesselrod.com/.
  4. Crimes Of The Heart  »

    Tuesday Oct 3

    7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. @ Pridemore Playhouse

    By Beth Henley. “Crimes of the Heart” is playwright Beth Henley’s homage to her roots. The three Magrath Sisters, trapped in their small Mississippi town, wrestle with the lies and hurts of the past as they face some super-sized troubles together. Henley’s unique blend of Southern Gothic and screwball comedy is at its finest in this 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner. General Admission: $10; RU Faculty/Staff, Senior Discount (55+), and Group Rates (10+): $6; RU Student w/ID: Free. Tickets for the Pridemore productions are available at rutheatretickets.com or the week prior to the event at the Porterfield Box Office or by calling 540-831-5289. Box Office is open from noon to 6 p.m. one week prior to opening.

News

  1. Spotlight on the School of Dance and Theatre trip to New York »

    7/27/2017

    What do you get when you cross New York City, 14 Radford University School of Dance and Theatre students, two faculty members, the Today Show and Disney Workshops? As dance and theatre majors discovered in May 2017, you get an incredible learning experience.

  2. Kudos and Congratulations for the week of June 25, 2017 »

    6/29/2017

    See what our alumni, faculty and students are doing the week of June 25, 2017.

  3. Dancers' perform at NASA Langley Research Center Centennial Tribute  »

    6/22/2017

    Radford University dance majors performed in a new work, “Remember the Future,” on May 18 as part of the NASA Langley Research Center Centennial Tribute show at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, Virginia.

  4. June 2017 Alumni, Faculty and Student Happenings »

    6/22/2017

    See what CVPA alumni, faculty and students have accomplished in June 2017.

  5. Radford City Fine Arts Show announces selected artists »

    6/21/2017

    The Radford City Fine Arts Show opens with a reception at 5 p.m., June 29, at the Radford University Art Museum Downtown. This juried exhibition of art from Southwest Virginia is a partnership between the university and the City of Radford.  

  6. Meet the juror of the Radford City Fine Arts Show »

    5/26/2017

    Sue Steele Thomas, juror of the Radford City Fine Arts Show, discusses what she looks for in artwork by other artists.

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