Theater

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.

Upcoming Events:

 “Leaving Iowa”

A Delightful Comedy By: Tim Clue and Spike Manton
Directed By: Jerry Casper
Performances:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday April 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm
Thursday, Friday April 26, 27 at 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee: April 28 at 2:00pm

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: $10.00 Adults/$8.00 Sr Citizens 65+, non-RCTC students. RCTC students receive one free ticket with a valid student ID. Cash or Check Only Please. All Seats Reserved. 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information.

PLOT: The spark behind “Leaving Iowa” comes from being children of parents from the now dubbed, “greatest generation.” The story is a toast to their idealism, strong character, and is a small, good-humored roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. Specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. The father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present back through Don’s memories of the annual, sometimes hilariously torturous, vacations of his childhood. “Leaving Iowa” is a touching and humorous postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth.

“The Good Person of Szechwan”

Ten Thousand Things Theater Co of Minneapolis will be presenting their touring production of Bertolt Brecht’s
“The Good Person of Szechwan” Directed by Michelle Hensley and featuring Christina Baldwin, Sun Mee Chomet, Joy Dolo, Tyson Forbes, Elise Langer, Harry Waters Jr, Karen Wiese-Thompson and Max Wojtanowicz

Performance:
Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00pm
RCTC 3rd Floor Cafeteria in the College Center Building
FREE ADMISSION

PLOT: A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same time.

 

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