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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.

Get into the "spirit" of Halloween with the Fall 2014 Children's Theatre Production:

"Sleepy Hollow"

By Jerry Casper
Adapted from the short story by Washington Irving
Directed by Jerry Casper

"Sleepy Hollow"
"We live with ghosts...It is a rare day that someone in Sleepy Hollow does't encounter a spirit", says Ida Dankee to Ichabod Crane, the new schooolmaster of the small village of Sleepy Hollow. The very strange people of Sleepy Hollow seem to be entangled in their own legends of ghosts from the Revolutionary War. it seems to be all anyone, young and old, ever really talks about. The main ghost is the Headless Horseman, a spector of a Hessian soldier who comes out of his grave at night in search of his head which was lost to a cannonball. But, are these stories and sightings real, or are they merely pranks played by the village's heroic bully Brom Bones, a man who likes to keep people on edge? Many young male teachers have disappeared from Sleepy Hollow under unexplained circumstances. Every one of these teachers had their eye on the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of the richest man in Sleepy Hollow. Will Ichabod Crane be the next victim? Get ready for Halloween with RCTC Theatre.....Have a scream....have a laugh....have some fun!

NOTE: Some parts of this play could frighten very young children. Recommended for viewers age 7 and up.

Public Performances:
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Hill Theatre on the University Center Rochester Campus

Tickets on Sale Now

$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Senior Citizens 65 and over / Children 13 and under/non-RCTC Students
RCTC Students receive one free ticket with valid student ID

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

Elementary School Performances:

If you are a teacher wanting to bring your class to one of the weekday school performances, phone the box office to make your reservation. 507-285-7200. Please include the number of students, chaperones, and if there are any special seating needs we need to be aware of. Seating capacity is 300 per performance. Admission is $3.00 per child.

Performances are: Monday through Friday October 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 at 10:00am and 1:00pm daily
Both performances on Friday, October 31 are currently sold out.
Limited seating available for Thursday, October 30 at 10:00am.

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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