The 2016-17 RU Theatre Season
The 2016-17 RU Theatre Season


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A Life in the Theatre:
An Interview with Dick and Kathleen Harshberger

Meet our guest artists Dick and Kathleen Harshberger, who are in our current production of Anything Goes. Click here to view the video.

News & Events

  1. “POEtry” in Motion: Porterfield Ensemble Premieres new work about Poe for 2016 tour »


    The familiar strains of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” will fill Radford University’s Pridemore Playhouse as Porterfield Ensemble presents the premiere of “Poe: Dark Genius, Troubled Life” October 27 and 28.

  2. Remembering the Holocaust: Radford University opens theatre season with ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ »


    In its season opener Radford University’s Department of Theatre and Cinema brings to life this young girl’s story in “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and adapted by Wendy Kesselman, this newer iteration of the play is based on Anne Frank’s famous diary chronicling the highs and lows of their self-imposed confinement.

  3. Announcing the theatre casts for Fall 2016 »


    The Department of Theatre and Cinema announces the casts for their fall 2016 theatre productions.

  4. Presenting the 2016-17 Radford University Theatre Season »


    The Radford University Department of Theatre and Cinema proudly announces an exciting season 2016-17 that asks “What’s your history?” Whether it is keeping a diary to have something sensational to read in the train or to chronicle one of history’s greatest tragedies, the thread running through the season is that many of the characters, in his or her own way, are intent on recording and sharing their stories. Two young women want to keep track of their romances; a young man needs to work through a life-altering mistake. A feisty little girl is determined to track the travails of first grade and another student must complete a paper for a grade. Two of the characters are compelled to write by lives and forces outside their control. And all of them and the department of Theatre want to share these stories with you!

  5. September kudos and congratulations »


    See what CVPA faculty, alumni and students achieved in late summer and are doing off campus in September. These include Reagan Burns, Suzanne Guppy, Holly Cline, Clara Heaton, Sean Kotz, Kevin Kwon, Kristin Machac, Kareem McCullough, Anne Nicholson, Halide Salam, Ken Smith, Knic Ulmstead and Shaun Whiteside.

  6. Congratulations to the CVPA Class of 2016 »


    The College of visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present its 2016 spring graduates.

  7. Seniors selected for elite USITT theatre technology programs »


    Radford University Senior theatre major Kyle Gillikin sat behind a series of computers and electronic panels at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dressed in black and wearing a headset, he was an inconspicuous part of a well-refined machine that ran an ongoing series of events at the March 2016 United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) annual conference.

  8. “Anything Goes” brings shipboard fun to Radford University »


    An adventurous cast and crew cruises into spring in Radford University’s upcoming musical comedy, “Anything Goes.” A longtime favorite of theatregoers, it carries its audience from the stage boards to the shipboards beginning March 29 in the Pridemore Playhouse.

  9. Emmy-winning “American Horror Story” hair designer to share his craft at Radford University  »


    Frightful, glamorous, normal and sometimes even paranormal – these are some descriptions for the work of award-winning theatrical hair designer Monte Haught, who is leading a master class and talkback with students at Radford University in February.

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