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Theater / Drama

Comedy, Tragedy
(Charles E. Hill Theatre):
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.

"The Bold, The Young...and The Murdered"

A Murder-Comedy Farce written by Don Zolidas

Directed by Jerry Casper

The long running soap opera, “The Bold and the Young” is in its last days: its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in getting his next bowl of soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic.

The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: Complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But, when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually comes true. Can these hapless misfits discover the murderer before the show is literally killed off?

Whodunnit? Come find out who the dastardly deed-doer is at RCTC's 2016 Spring Comedy Theatre Production!

Click to see event poster: 2016 Spring Play Bold Young Murdered Poster

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - April 14, 15, 16: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday - April 21, 22: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: 2 p.m.

Hill Theatre on the RCTC Campus
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55901

$10 for Adults
$8 for Senior Citizens 65 and over and non-RCTC students.
RCTC Students receive one free ticket with valid student ID.


All seats are reserved.

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Call 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information.

Payments may be mailed to:
RCTC Theatre
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904

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


Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
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RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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