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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.
In May, 2018, Radford University theatre alumna Lauren Faulkner took a major step toward achieving her dreams when she won Best Supporting Actress in the ONIROS film awards for her role in the short film, “Attendance is Required.”
Casting announced for Oklahoma!
Jim Chandler may be enthusiastic about drama, but he is passionate about uplifting others through his work. Once a theatre student at Radford University in the late 1990s, his educational path helped him realize his dream of becoming an actor and led him to discover something greater.
Through energetic and rhythmically intricate movements, the Festival of South African Dance communicates a perseverance of the human spirit and spreads awareness about the socioeconomic and political challenges facing South Africa. Two distinct groups share these stories through their historical dance traditions in an uplifting and entertaining evening at Radford University at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10, 2018, at the Bondurant Auditorium
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.
The Porterfield Ensemble presented “Walk to Freedom – The Mary Draper Ingles Story” at Eastern Montgomery High School (EMHS) on Nov. 9 as part of its Fall 2018 regional tour.
Representatives from various academic disciplines will come together as part of the Screen Studies Roundtable Series to discuss the relationship between science/technology and the screen in an event scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences 1006 at Radford University.
From a chance opportunity to winning an ONIROS award for best supporting actress in “Attendance is Required,” Lauren Faulkner ’15 is making the most of her opportunities out west.
“Walk to Freedom – The Mary Draper Ingles Story” depicts a local frontierswoman’s dangerous journey back to the New River Valley after being kidnapped and taken to the Kentucky-Ohio border in 1755.
Students and faculty from the Department of Dance and the School of Dance and Theatre traveled to Dublin, Ireland and London to soak in and learn from the international arts scene.
Students of the Advanced Directing class will present their final projects this week. “Making a Scene,” Radford’s free and annual one-act play festival, will feature works by aspiring directors.
The Radford Theater Department is showcasing its production of the musical “Oklahoma!” in April. Originally premiering in 1943, “Oklahoma!” is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
The School of Dance and Theatre wrapped up two performances of the collaborative work “BEFORE and BEYOND WORDS” on Jan. 26-27 at the Albig Studio Theater.
After graduating from Radford University in May, Addie Pawlick, of Chester, completed her first production as lighting designer in graduate school at the University of Houston.
The audience of “Speech & Debate” received a heavy dose of reality, which covered intense material in the lives of a small group of high school students.