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Spring 2019​

Feb. 20-24

Theatre: RIC Mainstage Theatre

"The Marriage of Bette & Boo"​ by Christopher Durang
Connie Crawford, director
Feb 20-23, 7:30 p.m.
Feb 23-24, 2 p.m.
Helen Forman Theatre

General Admission $15
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $12
Non-RIC students (limit 1 per ID) $10
RIC faculty, staff and alumni (limit 2 per ID) $5
RIC students (limit 2 per ID) $5

As the play begins, Bette and Boo are being united in matrimony, surrounded by their beaming families. But as the further progress of their marriage is chronicled, it becomes increasing clear that things are not working out quite as hoped for. A brilliant and sparkling funny dissection of marriage and the family in contemporary America, by theatre’s master satirist, Christopher Durang. Winner of the Obie Award.

Apr. 11-14

Theatre: RIC Mainstage Theatre

"Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW"
Book, Music, and lyrics by Richard O’Brien

Bill Wilson, director
Angelica Vessella, choreographer
Anthony-Alexander Torelli, musical director
Apr 11-13, 7:30 p.m.
Apr 13-14, 2 p.m.
The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

General Admission $20
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $16
Non-RIC students (limit 1 per ID) $10
RIC faculty, staff and alumni (limit 2 per ID) $5
RIC students (limit 2 per ID) $5

In this cult classic, Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is list, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

May 3-5

Theatre: RIC Growing Stage

"Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind" (30 plays in 60 minutes) 
90 Neo-Futurist Plays from the First 25 Years by Greg ​Allen
Michael Greene, director
May 3, 7:30 p.m.
May 4, 7:30 p.m.
May 5, 2 p.m.
Helen Forman Theatre

General Admission $5

Having opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. This collection of 90 comic, tragic, political, personal, and abstract plays gives you the chance to program your own evening of 30 Neo-Futurist plays to reflect the lives and experiences of your own ensemble. Go! Learn more on playscripts.com.​​​​​

Page last updated: February 11, 2019