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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.

2018 Winter Theatre Production:

"The Bald Soprano"

An Absurdist Comedy by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Jerry Casper

Join us for an evening of absurdity! A hilarious, unique satire on the ordinary English middle class, in which "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" talk to each other at cross purposes, while their guests, "Mr. and Mrs. Martin" fail to understand and the Maid and Fire Chief enter the absurd fray, getting nowhere at all…." Director Jerry Casper sums it up like this: "When communication breaks down, all relationships and understanding become unrecognizable. When that is perceived through the extreme microscope of an absurdist writer, we laugh in discomfort of truth."​

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
February 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm

Thursday, Friday
February 15, 16 at 7:30pm

Matinee: Saturday, February 17 at 2:00pm

view "Bald Soprano" Poster here

Tickets Now Available
GENERAL ADMISSION: Seating Begins 30 minutes prior to showtime. If you require special seating accommodations, let us know at the time you place your order and we will reserve the seats you need.
$10.00 Adults
$8.00 Senior Citizens 65 and over / non-RCTC students
Cash or Check Only Please
RCTC Students get in free with a valid student ID
Get your tickets at the door* or in advance by calling the Box Office at 507-285-7200
Box Office open Monday through Friday 8:30-4:00
*On weekday performance nights, the Box Office will close at 4pm and re-open one hour prior to showtime. On Saturdays, the Box Office will open one hour prior to showtime.





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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