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 Spring Comedy Production:
“Figaro”

Written by Charles Morey. Adapted from “Le Marriage de Figaro” by Beaumarchais
Directed by Jerry Casper

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Performances:
April 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3, at 7:30pm
Matinee: Saturday, May 4 at 2:00pm

Tickets: Available beginning April 8. CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE
$10.00 Adults
$8.00 Sr Citizens 65+ and non-RCTC Students
RCTC Students get one free ticket with a valid student ID.
GENERAL ADMISSION

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:
Figaro is getting married in the morning and the enterprising servant, barber, and professional troublemaker couldn’t be happier. But with everybody scheming to come between him and his bride, Figaro will need all his cunning to make it down the aisle. Taking aim at ruling class entitlement, with a few well-aimed swipes at the battle of the sexes thrown in for good measure, this new adaptation of Beaumarchais’ 18th century comic masterpiece is tart and funny and just as relevant today as it was then. Join us!

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.