Current Season

Content Disclosures: Radford University Theatre does not offer specific advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact our office at 540-831-5141.  A list of specific advisories/disclosures will also be available at the ticketing table at the entrance to the theatre.

FALL 2022

Tickets for all Theatre and Cinema performances are available online at https://rutheatretickets.universitytickets.com, by calling 540-871-5289, or during the week of the show, at the Theatre and Cinema Box Office, 240 Walker Hall.

All performances for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 will be held in Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall unless otherwise stated below. To learn more, contact Richard Dunham, Chair, 540-831-5012 or the Theatre Office, 540-831-5141

The Twilight of the Golds

a collage of Niagra Falls imagery

By Jonathan Tolins
A Pridemore Playhouse Production:

Suzanne’s family is ecstatic to hear she is expecting her first child. But when a groundbreaking genetic test reveals the baby may be a little “different,” the family is thrown into a gut-wrenching conundrum that tests the bounds of tolerance and love. The emerging discord takes on operatic proportions in this evocative, eerily-timely drama, which may be more relevant now than ever.

Content Disclosure: Mature Themes and Language (abortion and sexual orientation).

SHOW TIMES:
September 27 @ 7:30 pm
September 29 – October 1 @ 7:30 pm
October 2 @ 2:00 pm

 

TICKET PRICES
General Admission         $10.00         
RU Faculty and Staff       $6.00          
RU Students                     Free


Senior Discount               $6.00
Group Rates (10+)           $6.00

The House of Yes

decorative collage

By Wendy MacLeod
A Hawes Studio Theatre Production:

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, they’re the Pascals. Mom’s got secrets, little brother’s got issues, big brother’s got an announcement, and, oh, did we mention that sister’s got, well, a bit of an identity problem? Get ready for a good old-fashioned(?) family Thanksgiving in this “screwball black comedy” about people who only play by rules they make up—sometimes as they go.

Content Disclosure: Mature Themes and Language (substance abuse, incest, gun violence, and dysfunctional family relationships)

SHOW TIMES:
October 19-22 @ 7:30 pm
October 23 @ 2:00 pm

TICKET PRICES
ALL TICKETS                  Free

The Rainbow Fish Musical

a postcard from the moon

Script, Music and Lyrics by Austin Zumbro
A Pridemore Playhouse Production: (Theatre for Young Audiences)

The international bestseller and award-winning children’s book, The Rainbow Fish,* becomes a musical romp through the ocean! When the Rainbow Fish refuses to share his beautiful scales, the other sea creatures turn against him.  Unhappy he is no longer adored, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus who helps him learn it is far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. Children and adults alike are sure to love this colorful, whimsical “fish tale” with its wonderful message of friendship and sharing.

SHOW TIMES:
November 12 @ 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
November 13 @ 2:00 pm

TICKET PRICES
General Admission          $8.00  
RU Faculty and Staff       $6.00          
RU Students                     Free

 


Senior Discount               $6.00
Children under 12            $4.00

SPRING 2023

Red, Light, Winter

decorative collage

By Adam Rapp
A Hawes Studio Theatre Production:

To recapture the carefree party days of college, best friends Matt and Davis embark on a wild spree in Amsterdam. Their subsequent involvement in a love triangle with a beautiful prostitute follows them back home to New York, where they discover truths that overshadow any romantic notions. From the imagination of Pulitzer-nominated playwright Adam Rapp, this harshly poetic drama is a heartbreaking look at how our delusions impact our realities.

Content Disclosure: Mature Themes and Language (substance abuse, suicide, sexual content and assault)

SHOW TIMES:
February 15 – February 18 @ 7:30 pm
February 19 @ 2:00 pm

TICKET PRICES
ALL TICKETS                  Free

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing 22-500

By William Shakespeare
Pridemore Playhouse Production:

Radford’s Shakespeare tradition continues with one of his most popular comedies. Don Pedro and his soldiers return from battles at arms on the field to battles of the heart on the home front. Featuring a dastardly villain, overheard conversations, disguises, missteps, and a pair of Shakespeare’s wittiest couples, this cast of characters will delight audiences as they sigh, spat, and spar in their attempts to navigate this minefield of domestic bliss.

 

SHOW TIMES:
April 4 @ 7:30 pm
April 6 – April 8 @ 7:30 pm
April 9 @ 2:00 pm

TICKET PRICES
General Admission         $10.00         
RU Faculty and Staff       $6.00          
RU Students                     Free

Senior Discount               $6.00
Group Rates (10+)           $6.00

Making a Scene

DII-22-500

Projects of the Advanced Directing Class

Stay tuned. You know those “wild and crazy” directing students will cook up a potluck of this and that --adding up to a bumptious, but scrumptious, evening of theatre!

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
April 26 – April 29 @ 7:00 pm
All tickets  FREE