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,, 507-285-7569;

Technical Director: Ben Hain,, 507-285-7201.


Fall Children’s Play:

“Rumpelstiltskin: The Truth!”

Written and Directed by Jerry Casper

So, you think you know the story of Rumpelstiltskin? Join us for this delightful retelling of the classic Brothers’ Grimm fairytale as Rochester Community and Technical College presents its annual children’s theatre production.

Plot: If Rumpelstiltskin can turn straw into gold, why does he need jewelry? Why does he need a baby? Does Rumpelstiltskin have a family? Why did the King never notice that the miller’s daughter never turned straw to gold ever again? This fun, fast paced tale answers these pressing questions and adds plenty of humor, dancing, music and intrigue to entertain audiences of all ages.

Saturday, October 27 at 2pm and 7pm
Saturday, November 3 at 2pm
RCTC Hill Theatre

$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Children (12 and under, Senior Citizens 65+)
RCTC Students get in free with a valid student ID.
General Admission. Seating begins 30 minutes before show time. Get your tickets in advance or at the door. Show runs approximately 65 minutes with no intermission. Cash or Check Only Please. 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information.

RCTC Box Office
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 or call 507-285-7569.

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