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 Fall Children’s Production:
“The Wind in the Willows”

Inspired by the classic children’s book by Kenneth Grahame. Adapted for the stage by Moses Goldberg
Directed by Jerry Casper

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Public Performances:
Saturday, October 26 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Saturday, November 2 at 2:00pm

Tickets: Available October 10. Get them in advance or at the door.
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Children 12 and under, Sr Citizens 65+
RCTC Students get one free ticket with a valid student ID.
GENERAL ADMISSION
CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE

Phone the Box Office at 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information. Box Office open Monday through Friday and one hour prior to scheduled performances.

PLOT:
In this animal fantasy, Toad is the rich playboy of the animal kingdom. His current enthusiasm is motor cars, which he embraces passionately without the formality of actually learning how to drive. After several close shaves and near misses, his friends Rat, Mole, and Badger, ground h im for his own safety at his home, Toad Hall. However, the clever little frog manages to elude them and appropriates a police car, which lands him in jail. In his absence, the weasels invade and take over Toad Hall. When poor Toad finally returns home, he finds the weasels have turned his elegant mansion into a shambles! Toad’s friends rally to his aid, drive the weasels out and restore Toad to his senses, but by that time he has acquired a new passion—airplanes!!  Join us for a fun, family friendly adventure based on the classic 1908 children’s novel by Kenneth Grahame.

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.