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:

2019 Winter Drama Production of: “The Christians” by Lucas Hnath

PLOT: “Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool.  Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief.  A big-little play about faith in America–and the trouble with changing your mind.  The Christians is not a play against religion or Christianity, on the contrary, it is for people who care about and think deeply about both.”

Directed by Jerry Casper

PERFORMANCES:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday February 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm
Thursday, Friday February 21, 22 at 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee: February 23 at 2:00pm

TICKETS: $10.00 Adults/ $8.00 Sr Citizens 65+
RCTC Students get in free with a valid Student ID
Cash or Check Only Please. GENERAL ADMISSION. 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information.

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, call the Box Office at 507-285-7200

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.