2013 - 2014

A Dish for Every Taste...

Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, a special screening with RU alum Barry Ratcliffe

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek
by Naomi Wallace
Sept. 29 | 2 p.m.
Sept. 30 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 | 7:30 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

In a small, rural town suffocated by the Great Depression two teenagers strike up an unlikely friendship as they try to outrun their frustrations and the shattered lives of their parents. But they might sooner outrun that old locomotive that streaks across the trestle outside of town. The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek is Naomi Wallace’s starkly poetic portrait of adolescent angst and human longing. 


Spinning Into Butter

The Baltimore Waltz
by Paula Vogel
Sept. 29 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 | 2:00 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

When elementary school teacher Anna receives a distressing diagnosis she pulls her brother Carl along on an indulgent “bucket list” tour of exotic places, new faces and sensual experiences. But their path is hounded by a mysterious man who seems to have a connection to her brother. What is real and what is not soon blur together in this whirling dance of denial.




The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney
Oct. 17-19 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 20 | 2:00 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

Six actors portray over 50 characters in this humorous theatrical tour-de-force as A. R. Gurney examines the passing lifestyle of the American WASP. At turns comic and at others poignant, this richly engaging play affectionately evokes memories of many a family tradition. Claim your place at the table today!




The Velveteen Rabbit

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Adapted by Wesley Young from the novel by C.S. Lewis
Nov. 16 | 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

A game of hide-and-seek in a rambling old mansion leads to the discovery of an enchanted land filled with fantastical creatures and ruled over by an evil witch.The much-loved story of Narnia’s battle of good and evil is brought to life in this new adaptation. Don’t miss this world premiere!





Timeless: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
by Paul Zindel
Feb. 19-22 | 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 | 2:00 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

Young Tillie has it tough. Shy and bookish, she lives a grinding existence with her prettier older sister and domineering mother. Then a teacher inspires her to undertake an improbable experiment. Against the odds, she proves in more ways than one that even in the rankest soil beauty and hope can grow.  Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winner is theatrical gold.



Time Stands Still

by Joe Masteroff, John Kander, and Fred Ebb
March 25, March 27-29 | 7:30 p.m.
March 30 | 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

Inside the Kit Kat Club life is beautiful and it seems the party will never end. But outside an evil is emerging that threatens to engulf the world. Right this way, your table’s waiting for RU’s sizzling production of the multi-Tony Award-winning musical of freewheeling life in 1930s Berlin. Featuring such memorable songs as “Wilkommen”, “Mein Herr’ and, of course, the show-stopping anthem to seizing the day, “Cabaret.”



Making A Scene

Making a Scene
(Projects of the Advanced Directing class)
April 30, May 1-3 | 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.