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Special Event: ICS Theater Performance

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The Girl Who Touched the Stars & The Priest and the Prostitute

 

The Department of Theater and Radford University Art Museum will present two one-act plays, The Girl Who Touched the Stars and The Priest and the Prostitute.

The first is a contemporary drama about an Indian woman and her quest to become an astronaut written and directed by Mahesh Dattani. The second is a farcical comedy based on a centuries-old folktale with traditional Indian music and dance elements written by King Mahendra Vikrama Pallava & directed by Dr. Farley Richmond. ​

The productions will be followed by a talk-back and panel discussions with directors and local theatre practitioners.

The event is free and open to the public. Presented by The Indian Cultural Society Theatre of East Brunswick, NJ. Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 pm in Radford University's Davis Performance Hall in the Covington Center. For more information, click here

Remembering Porterfield's Stage

Remembering Porterfield Hall
Porterfield Hall 1974-2021. Charles L. Hayes Stage. Nancy Necessary Pridemore Playhouse. Dr. James W. and Lilli H. Hawes Studio Theatre. In Memory of all actors, directors, designers and technicians who trod on this stage! Radford University.

We are calling upon our Radford Family of theatre enthusiasts to celebrate the rich history of theatre at Radford University.

For $150 (including shipping), you can support students studying theatre within the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) AND own a piece of Radford theater history.

Each plaque includes a floor sample from one of the original traps of the Hayes Stage. Each, unique and complete with random spattered paint, screw or nail holes, spike tape, etc., testifies to the character and many productions that have graced this historic stage! 

Learn more here!

 

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News & Events

  1. Mummenschanz Celebrates 50 Years in Radford Performance »

    10/19/2022

    One of the world’s most celebrated and storied stage troupes will entertain southwest Virginia as part of Radford University’s Performance Series.

  2. Q&A with Costume Designer Camilla Morrison »

    9/5/2022

    A few questions with Visiting Professor, Camilla Morrison, who brings her talents to the Costume Shop for the Department of Theater and Cinema.

  3. Children's Musical Coming this Fall »

    8/31/2022

    The cast is set for Radford University’s annual performance aimed at young audiences. 

  4. Tony Winning Smash Musical Comes to Radford University »

    4/8/2022

    Musical theater will return to Radford University on April 12 as the Department of Theater and Cinema presents a Tony award-winning comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone, a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical.

  5. Tall tales yield large laughs in ‘The Liar’ »

    4/2/2021

    The Department of Theatre and Cinema brings the classic comedy, “The Liar” by David Ives, to online audiences this April. 

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