Current Season

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Mauritius

by Theresa Rebeck
Oct. 3, 2018 – Oct. 6, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 | 2:00 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

Half-sisters Jackie and Mary are at odds about the past, and when their mother’s passing leaves them a rare stamp collection their quest to determine its real worth leads them down a dark path. It is a world of high-stakes dealers and ruthless con artists that could turn deadly on a dime. Theresa Rebeck’s edge-of-your-seat drama Mauritius opens the Hawes Studio Theatre season.

The Laramie Project

by Moises Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Oct. 16, 2018, Oct 18 – 20, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

The shockwaves resounding from the 1998 beating death of gay college student, Mathew Shepard, catalyzed the LBGTQ movement and inspired a groundbreaking docudrama that would change the way theatre addresses potent issues.   On the twentieth anniversary of this tragic event, Radford University Theatre proudly presents The Laramie Project, a theatrical presentation chronicling the events surrounding Shepard’s death and the trials of his assailants and how those events resonated in the community where they happened and throughout a nation, and our world.

 

Charlotte's Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette.  Based on the book by E. B. White
Dec. 1, 2018 | (two performances) 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

E.B. White’s cherished classic has been called “the best children’s book of the past two hundred years.” This December the Charles L. Hayes stage transforms to the barnyard home of Charlotte, the motherly spider, piglet Wilbur, and all their friends as our Theatre for Young Audiences program brings you this beautiful story of friendship and self-sacrifice.

 

Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story

by Kathleen Harshberger and Wesley Young
Dec. 7 - 8, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

The story of frontier heroine Mary Draper Ingles’ escape from Shawnee captivity in 1755 and her extraordinary journey to reunite with her family is an inspiring one of hope, courage, and love of family.  Here it is adapted especially for Porterfield Ensemble.

 

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN

by Gina Gionfriddo
Feb. 20, 2019 – Feb. 23, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 24, 2019 | 2 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

So the “grass is always…” as the saying goes... When friends Catherine and Gwen reunite and catch up after several years, each begins to wonder what her life would be like if she had chosen her friend’s path instead. What if celebrity academic Catherine had married the man she loves and had a family? What if Gwen had finished college and built a career? In its own words Rapture, Blister, Burn is a “biting yet generous” look at our contemporary life with its dizzying issues of equality, gender roles, self-fulfillment, and that eternal question, “Can anyone have it all?”

The Tragedy of Macbeth

by William Shakespeare
April 16, 2019, April 18 – April 20, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 21 | 2:00 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

Taunted by a strange prophecy and urged on by his power-hungry wife, the once valiant and trustworthy Macbeth turns traitor and tyrant. He ascends the heights of his ambition only to plunge to the depths of madness and mayhem in Shakespeare’s chilling The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Making a Scene
(Projects of the Advanced Directing class)

May 1 – May 4, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

Students of the Advanced Directing class present their final projects. This one act play festival is an eclectic bag of zany and thought-provoking works with something for every taste.