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Theatre Events

Fall 2019

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Oct. 2-6

Much Ado About Nothing

Theatre: RIC Mainstage Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Christin L. Goff
Oct. 2-5, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 5-6, 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   

At the Hotel Messina, a celebration for returning soldiers turns into an entertaining setting for young love and matchmaking. One young couple falls in love at first sight. Another pair is perfect for each other, but they refuse to believe it. So, a trick to get them to fall in love (or simply tolerate each other) becomes the dubious work of well-meaning friends. When villainous jealousy seeks to upset marriage plans, one bride is left at the altar. Will there ever be a wedding? Will it turn into a war of wits? Will the upright constable and his deputy foil the plot? Or will the bad guys get away? It may seem like it’s too much…but it’s just…Much Ado About Nothing! Come laugh along with one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies when it comes to RIC Theatre in October…”

Nov. 13-17

Working: A Musical

Theatre: RIC Mainstage Theatre

​Working: A Musical
From the book by Studs Terkel
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor

Bill Wilson, director
Angelica Vessella, choreographer
Stephen Decesare, musical director
Nov. 13-16, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 16-17, 2 p.m.
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   

The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, “Working” paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman and the housewife, just to name a few. The result is a highly original look at the American landscape that is simply impossible to forget.

Good Friday

Dec. 13-15

Theatre: RIC Growing Stage

Good Friday by Remson DeJoseph
Audrey Crawley, director
Dec. 13-14, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15, 2 p.m.
Helen Forman Theatre

General Admission $5

After a devastating bombing America finds itself in ruins. Two hundred years later, a town by the lake begins to thrive and flourish by devoting their loves to God and Jesus. By crucifying at least one sinner to God every Good Friday, they hope to have not only a good harvest, but pure water. These sacrifices, however, are more problematic than the people of Lake Jordan know.


​Spring 2020

Awake and Sing

Feb. 26 - Mar. 1

Theatre: RIC Mainstage Theatre

Awake & Sing! by Clifford Odets
Mark Peckham, director
Feb 26-29, 7:30 p.m.
Feb 29-Mar. 1, 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

The battle lines for a lower-middle-class Jewish family in the Depression-era Bronx are drawn between the string-pulling parents, who think they know best, and their resistant offspring who have hatched their own dreams of the future. Desiring financial stability in tough times, the family is torn between realism and idealism as they try to navigate their lives.

Apr. 16-19

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Theatre: RIC Mainstage Theatre

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Bill Wilson, director
Angelica Vessella, choreographer
Stephen Decesare​, musical director
Apr 16-18, 7:30 p.m.
Apr 18-19, 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

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

May 8-10

Theatre: RIC Growing Stage

I and You by Lauren Gunderson
Alexander Crespo-Rosario, director
May 8, 7:30 p.m.
May 9, 7:30 p.m.
May 10, 2 p.m.
Helen Forman Theatre

General Admission $5

One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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