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Fall 2018

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Sept. 26-30

Theatre: RIC Mainstage Theatre

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Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
translated by Curt Columbus
Tyler Dobrowsky, director
Sept. 26-29, 7:30pm
Sept. 29-30, 2:00pm
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   

An aristocratic Russian family tries to hold on in challenging economic times, hoping to preserve a way of life amidst the inevitable pressures of “progress.” When presented with options to fend off impending foreclosure, can the family rise to the challenge? This new translation by Trinity Rep’s Curt Columbus is a funny, sensual classic about change, loss, renewal, and moving forward.

Nov. 14-18

Theatre: RIC Mainstage Theatre

Quilters the Musical by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
Bill Wilson, director
Angelica Vesella, choreographer
Stephen Decesare, musical director
Nov. 14-17, 7:30pm
Nov. 17-18, 2:00pm
Helen Forman Theatre

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   

A tender, moving play about a pioneer woman and her 6 daughters, QUILTERS skillfully blends a series of interrelated scenes into a memorable musical. Each scene is introduced by a quilt square or “block” symbolic of life’s passages. During each “block”, the actresses skillfully transform into many different characters whose stories depict the lot of women on the prairie. Combining music, dance and drama, QUILTERS captures both the harsh challenges and the abiding rewards of frontier life with vivid dramatic intensity.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Theatre: RIC Growing Stage

When We Were Young and Unafraid by Sarah Treem
Marisa Rebelo, director
Nov. 30 @ 7:30pm
Dec. 1 @ 7:30pm
Dec. 2 @ 2:00pm
Helen Forman Theatre

General Admission $5

In the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge. But to Agnes’s dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes’s college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside of Agnes’s tiny world, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she’s spent her life trying to help.

Spring 2019​

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 @ 7:30pm
May 4 @ 7:30pm
May 5 @ 2:00pm
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: August 14, 2018