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Students in the Department of Theatre and Cinema are busy at work preparing for the upcoming virtual production of “When She Had Wings.” This fun and inspiring tale follows the imagination of an insecure nine-year-old girl named B who dreams of flying. Audiences will soar through clouds of whimsy and wonder as B lifts off on her adventures.
The Radford University Department of Theatre and Cinema will bring the lighthearted comedy, “Almost, Maine” to homes around the world over a five-day run beginning in early November. The story follows a series of tender-hearted, funny, and mildly surreal encounters in the fictional town of Almost, Maine.
During the recent gallery opening festivities for “Leaves of the Tree” and “More Leaves of the Tree,” faculty and students from the Department of Theatre and Cinema performed a series of monologues and sonnets at the locations of various trees across campus.
Teaching the arts during a pandemic has presented a variety of challenges for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. However, innovative members of our artistic community have developed creative, effective ways to ensure that students are receiving a quality educational experience during these extraordinary times.
The Radford University Department of Theatre and Cinema opens this season with two sets of student-directed, one-act plays that will be presented in alternating performances as part of the program’s Studio Series. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all 2020 theatre productions will be streamed online.
On Friday, December 6, 2019, the Department of Music will present “A Christmas Carol: Songs and Readings of the Dickens Classic.”
The American Shakespeare Center’s 2019/20 National Tour comes to Radford University with a free public performance of Steinbeck’s Great American Novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on November 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall.
“Darkside” is the story of three American astronauts on a fictitious Apollo 18 mission who become stranded on the moon as their command module pilot suffers a mental breakdown. The play runs on October 23 through 26 at 7:30 p.m., with a final performance on October 27 at 2:00 p.m. in Hawes Studio Theatre in Porterfield Hall.
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. the Department of Theatre and Cinema will debut “Wonder of the World” to audiences at Pridemore Playhouse in Porterfield Hall. The production is a comedy written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.