Help Make the Charles L. Hayes Stage

Alumnus Mark Curran ’82 is spearheading an effort to dedicate the stage at Pridemore Playhouse in Porterfield Hall in honor of retired Professor of Theatre Charles Hayes. "Chuck made a positive lasting impression on my Radford education and my life. I hope you will join me and Theatre Department alumni to dedicate a lasting symbol of his legacy by naming the Pridemore Playhouse stage for Chuck Hayes," says Curran.

To dedicate the Pridemore Playhouse stage in honor of Chuck Hayes is $75,000. The funds will provide ongoing support for the Department of Theatre’s Visiting Artist Program. This will solidify the funding needed to support the program long into the future.

To participate go to and designate your gift for the Charles L. Hayes Stage. Please know that all contributions are needed and are greatly appreciated.

If you'd like more information about this initiative, contact Kathleen Harshberger in the RU Office of University Advancement at (540) 831-5914 or