2020 - 2021

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Productions

All productions this season were held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fall 2020

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The Liddy Plays

by Brooke Berman
Directed by Sarah Pettengill

Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. 
Oct. 4 at 2:00 p..m.

Hawes Studio Theatre

A unique brother and sister, Liddy and Emerson, spend years confronting the death of their mother while navigating falling in love with dangerous people, learning to meditate, and finding a perspective on the past that will open the door to their future. This unique cycle of plays treats contemporary relationships with candor, tenderness, and humor. *Content For Mature Audiences


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Terminating or Sonnet LXXV or “Lass meine Schmerzen nicht verloren Sein” or Ambivalence

Two one-act plays
by Tony Kushner
Directed by Adian Chapman

Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 | 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Hawes Studio Theatre

Hendryk is hot mess who wants back into the care of his former therapist Esther. He thinks he wants to sleep with her but he’s gay, no wait, is he? After five failed attempts to have a child, Esther isn’t sure she even wants to live. The sacred and profane mash up in this tale of tormented souls and the ambivalence of human interaction. *Content For Mature Audiences

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Reverse Transcription: Six Playwrights Bury a Seventh

by Tony Kushner
Directed by Adian Chapman

Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Hawes Studio Theatre

As six playwrights go about illegally burying a beloved colleague in an exclusive New England cemetery, their banter rips the veil off the often-glamorized world of the professional writer. *Content For Mature Audiences

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Almost, Maine

by John Cariani
Directed by Robyn Berg

November 11, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Pridemore Playhouse

The fictional town of Almost, Maine comes to life on a clear, cold night through a series of vignettes inspired by the universal emotion of love.  The residents fall in and out (and even up and down!) of love in hilarious, touching and slightly surreal ways. Normally very grounded, these characters are temporarily excited and experience magical moments that seem to coincide with the northern lights that fill the sky above them. Join us as we explore this simple town as it deals with the complicated issue of love.    



Spring 2021


When She Had Wings 

by Suzan Zeder

February 25 - 26 at 7:00pm

February 27 at 10:00am and 2:00pm

February 28 at 2:00pm

When She Had Wings is the inspiring tale of “B”, an insecure 9-year old girl who longs to fly as she once did in her dreams. Accompanied by a strange avian woman she takes a journey of self-discovery in her own backyard. Filled with imagination and the wonder of childhood, “B”’s story explores whether we really need wings to soar. This live-stream event is a reimagining of Radford University Theatre’s traditional family theatre offering. Join us and let When She Had Wings lift you up!


The Liar

by David Ives

April 7 - 10 at 7:30 pm

April 11 at 2:00 pm



An irresistible, charming young man named Dorante comes to Paris to enjoy some fun and frivolity after completing his law studies. He meets and falls in love with the beautiful Clarice. There are just a few problems…Clarice is secretly engaged to Dorante’s friend, Alcippe! And Dorante’s companion, Cliton, misconstrues Clarice’s name, and thinks she is Lucrece! And Cliton is an irrepressible truth-teller, while Dorante is an incurable liar! Based on a French comedy by Pierre Corneille, The Liar is a mischievous romp of love, lies, wordplay, and swordplay. Contains mild sexual themes and adult language.


Making a Scene

Project of the Advanced Directing Class

April 21 – 24

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.