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2012 - 2013 Season

Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, a special screening with RU alum Barry Ratcliffe

Dorothy and the Witches of Oz
A special screening with RU alum Barry Ratcliffe, '85
Aug. 31 | 7 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

Children's author Dorothy Gale makes a decent living continuing her grandfather's series of Oz books. When a new agent enters the scene, Dorothy moves to New York City. In the midst of a major business deal for her books, Dorothy discovers that her books are not based on her imagination, but on repressed memories. While Dorothy struggles with the revelation, she is forced to confront The Wicked Witch of the West, who has descended upon the Big Apple, determined to settle an old score.

Alum Is No Cowardly Lion - Except in the Movies

Spinning Into Butter

Spinning Into Butter 
by Rebecca Gilman
Oct. 5-6, 11-13 | 8 p.m.
Oct. 14 | 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

The tranquility of a small New England college campus is disrupted when a student begins receiving hate mail. As an investigation ensues, all involved begin to realize that the longest journey is, indeed, the journey inward.

Reckless

Reckless
by Craig Lucas
Oct. 31 | 8 p.m.
Nov. 1-2 | 8 p.m.
Nov. 3 | 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Nov. 4 | 2 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

‘Twas a nightmare before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring except for Rachel running away from the hitman her husband has hired to kill her. Rachel’s escape is a wild romp through a crazy world peopled with wacky characters leading to an ending you won’t expect!

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen RabbiT
Adapted by James Still
Dec. 1 | 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

James Still’s retelling of the much-loved story by Margery Williams shows a young man recalling his relationship with his favorite childhood toy, the velveteen rabbit. Through this memory he experiences the poignancy of loss and learns of the surprising wonders of love.

Timeless: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future

Timeless: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future
A School of Dance and Theatre Gala Performance
Feb. 8 | 8 p.m.
Feb. 9 | 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

The School of Dance and Theatre invites you to a gala performance.  This special collaboration highlighting work by students and faculty will look back over the last hundred years and toward the promise of RU’s second century through the unique perspectives of dance and theatre.

Time Stands Still

Time Stands Still
by Donald Margulies
Feb. 27-28, March 1 | 8 p.m.
March 2 | 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
March 3 | 2 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

As journalists and lovers, Sarah and James have worked shoulder to shoulder for years shedding light on some of the world’s greatest atrocities. When tragedy strikes that light falls on the physical and emotional scars that now cloud their past and threaten their future. Time Stands Still is a timely and intelligent look at the price of following your heart.

Major Barbara

Major Barbara
by George Bernard Shaw
Apr. 18-20 | 8 p.m.
Apr. 21 | 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

Salvation Army Major Barbara Undershaft wants nothing of her arms-making father’s “bloody” money. But what if it helps her help others? Is poverty the greatest evil after all? You decide who wins the battles between father and daughter, wealth and salvation, love and war, as they all play out through the witty dialogue and quintessential characters of George Bernard Shaw’s timely classic.

Making A Scene

Making a Scene
(Projects of the Advanced Directing class)
May 1-4 | 7 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

Students of the Advanced Directing class present their final projects. This one act play festival is an eclectic bag of zany and thought-provoking works with something for every taste.