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Theater / Drama

Comedy, Tragedy
(Charles E. Hill Theater):
RCTC offers main stage productions which give students an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of productions. Auditions are open to all students. Director: Jerry Casper, Gerald.Casper@rctc.edu, 507-285-7569; Technical Director: Ben Hain, Ben.Hain@rctc.edu, 507-285-7201.

RCTC Spring Theatre Production:

"Hedda Gabler"

A drama adapted by: Christopher Shinn
From the play by: Henrik Ibsen
Directed by: Jerry Casper


Note: Intended for Mature Audiences. Gunshots will be used during the performance.


Evening Performances:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
April 10, 11, 12, 2014 at 7:30pm

Thursday, Friday,
April 17, 18, 2014 at 7:30pm

Matinee Performance:
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Hill Theatre on the University Center Rochester Campus

Tickets on Sale Now

$10.00 Adults
$8.00 Senior Citizens 65 and over / non-RCTC Students
UCR Staff receive two tickets at 8.00 each with additional tickets available at above prices.
RCTC Students receive one free ticket with valid student ID

**This play will be presented "in the round" meaning you will be seated on the stage around the action of the play. You will be up close and personal to the powerful emotion of Ibsen's tragic heroine, Hedda Gabler. Seating capacity for this performance is therefore limited.
Tickets sold first come, first serve.

Phone the box office at 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information.

RCTC Box Office:
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Hours: Monday--Friday, 8:30am--4:30pm

Plot synopses:

“Hedda Gabler”
This Broadway adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's timeless drama presents a sympathetic, yet striking and powerful Hedda in the classic tale of her struggle to find a means of escape from a loveless, ordinary existence. Bored with her husband, Hedda longs for the days when she was free and independent. With the return of an old flame and a proposition from an amorous judge, she begins a dangerous game, amusing herself by manipulating everyone around her in an effort to regain control of her life.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. New York, NY

Are you a student interested in the Theatre Arts? RCTC Theatre offers Theatre Appreciation, beginning and intermediate level acting classes as well as Stagecraft where you can learn about stage and set design! Put your creativity to work! Check the online course catalog for availability and sign up!

  • RCTC Theatre Program has a long standing tradition for providing high quality education to young and inexperienced actors. We pride ourselves at preparing you for the next level of your theatre arts journey. Whether your interest is to become a regular on the community stage or further your knowledge by going into a four year theatre program, we will make sure you are ready for the next step.
  • RCTC Theatre produces three main stage plays every year. In the fall we produce a children’s play that is seen by three to four thousand students a year. In the spring we produce one larger comedy or drama and one experimental play often in conjunction with the Rochester Reads program.

Beyond our main stage offerings, the student directed Drama Club writes and performs short one or two night variety shows and performs and hosts performance for fund raising events for on and off campus organizations. The drama club typically does three to four performances a year as well as going to local and professional shows for free or at a discounted price.

Our Faculty:

Jerry Casper has his MS in Theatre from Fort Hays State University. He has over 30 years of experience as an actor, director, playwright, motivational speaker and educator. He was awarded one of Minnesota’s Outstanding Educators of the year in 2011.

For more in-depth  information about our program, productions, or our Drama Club, contact Director Jerry Casper at gerald.casper@rctc.edu or call 507-285-7569.

Mailing List: If you wish to place your name on our mailing list to receive notice of music/theatre events taking place at RCTC, or if you wish to have your name removed from our mailing list, call the Box Office at 507-285-7200


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