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Wonder of the World
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Oct. 1, 3, 4, 5, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 | 2:00 p.m.
When Cass Harris discovers a shocking secret in her husband’s sweater drawer she flees to...where else? The honeymoon capital of the world, of course! On her journey of self-discovery, she collects a crazy crew that includes a lonely boat captain, a suicidal alcoholic, a pair of testy private detectives, and a clown therapist. Oh and there’s a giant jar of peanut butter! David Lindsay-Abaire’s Wonder of the World is a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs that you will not want to miss!
By Ken Jones
Oct. 23 - 26, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Such lofty worlds catapulted those intrepid early space explorers to legendary status. But in Darkside we see astronaut Bill Griffin helplessly orbiting while his two comrades are stranded in the lunar landing module. As ground control struggles to rescue the men, their individual stories play out revealing them every bit as human as they are heroic. The Hawes Studio Theatre is the perfect setting for this epic, yet intimate play of frailty and loneliness.
Alice @ Wonderland
By Jonathan Yukich
Nov. 16, 2019 | (two performances) 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Alice is just looking for a quiet place with great Wi-Fi so she can check out her new phone. When a noisy interloper causes her call to drop, it’s down the rabbit hole for a topsy-turvy adventure in that crazy and colorful place called Wonderland. Radford University Theatre continues our tradition of great Theatre for Young Audiences with the very “now” take on the classic tale!
December 6 - 7, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Join us for the campus showings of the Fall 2019 Porterfield Ensemble’s touring project. This fall’s presentation is a collection of stories showing empowered girls and women.
By Geoffrey Nauffts
Feb. 12 - 15, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 16 | 2:00 p.m.
Adam and Luke, and Arlene and Butch—well, it’s complicated. Then when blindsided by a horrific accident they find themselves in that prickly emotional territory where faith, commitment, and unconditional love all mash up. This timely and provocative play, hailed by critics as “deeply moving and surprisingly funny,” highlights the preciousness of life with wit and tenderness.
Urinetown, the Musical
By Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis
This production has been postponed until further notice.
A terrible water shortage has led the government to ban private toilets. The people are forced to use public facilities controlled by an evil corporation that profits by charging for one of humanity’s most basic needs. But a hero rises up and hatches a revolution to win back everyone’s right to pee for free! This irreverently humorous satire in which no one or nothing is safe from ridicule will have you wetting your…er, uh. Urinetown, just say it!
Making a Scene
(Projects of the Advanced Directing class)
April 29 – May 1, 2020 | 7 p.m.
We will take you all kinds of places as the students of the Advanced Directing class present their final projects. This one act play festival is always an eclectic mix ranging from the zany to the thought provoking and many places in between.
Ten Minute Play Festival
November 8, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
A series of short plays produced and directed by students in the Department of Theatre and Cinema.
Plays on Page: Staged Reading Series
September 15, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
January 26, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre (no ticket required - seating is first-come, first serve)
Last year’s pilot series was so successful we are bringing it back. With a mission to provide additional performance opportunities and expose audiences to more plays we select these readings from among obscure works, the classics, the hottest new thing or the old chestnut. This year, who knows where we will go?