2014 - 2015

From Appalachia to Illyria RU Theatre is Going Places!
The Radford University Department of Theatre and Cinema is all over the map this season with adventures in Appalachia, suburban Chicago…even a detour through the barnyard.



Jack Goes Boating
by Robert Glaudini
Sept. 24-27 | 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 | 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

Jack is awkward and “romantically challenged” but with a little help from his friends and a cooking lesson or two he might just get the girl.  Jack Goes Boating is an offbeat, edgy comedy about relationships in our modern world.

Spinning Into Butter

Clybourne PArk
by Bruce Norris
Oct. 11, 16-18 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 | 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

Not quite a prequel, and something of a sequel to the landmark American drama A Raisin in the Sun,  Bruce Norris' acclaimed Clybourne Park treads the touchy territories of race, difference and tolerance to show nothing is just black and white.

This play contains strong language and adult themes and is recommended for mature audiences.

The Velveteen Rabbit

Babe, The Sheep pig story
by David Wood
Nov. 15 | 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

A little pig with big dreams is the hero of the farmyard in a heartwarming tale of friendship and cooperation. This dramatization by David Wood is based on Dick King-Smith's popular book which became the hit movie!

Timeless: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future

Keep This For Me: Memories of the Last World War
A New Work
Jan. 30-31 | 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 31 | 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

Mementos fade but memories live on. "Keep This for Me" is a glimpse of an era gone by but not ever to be forgotten, weaving together the personal stories of those who lived and loved through a globe-altering event…the soldier, the factory worker, the pinup girl…the American. The stories are brought to life through dance, theatre, a live big band, and video projections. This is a College of Visual and Performing Arts production that is sponsored in part by a Scholar Citizen Initiative Project Grant.


Time Stands Still

The Way It Has To Be
by Jeremiah Munsey
Don’t miss this World Premiere!
Feb. 18-21 | 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 | 2 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

The sudden death of a son and brother has one West Virginia family wrestling with the loss and their own demons in Jeremiah Munsey’s stark portrait of life in contemporary, urban Appalachia.

This play is intended for mature audiences.

Major Barbara

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
by William Shakespeare
Apr. 14, Apr. 16-18 | 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 19 | 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

A shipwreck lands twin siblings on an exotic shore where mistaken identity, misrule and romance are the order of the day. Don’t miss Shakespeare’s jewel of a romantic comedy

Making A Scene

Making a Scene
(Projects of the Advanced Directing class)
Apr. 29-May 2 | 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.