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Season 2014-2015

The season spans from September to April.

Nothing Serious

By Rich Orloff
September 19-20
(Freshman Play)

New students begin their RWU theatrical careers with a collection of 10-minute comedies about theatre, relationships, and the origins of humankind.

She Stoops to Conquer 

By Oliver Goldsmith
October 10-12; 16-18

(Main Season I)

This classical comedy of manners is about two young men who are tricked into thinking that the home of Mr. Hardcastle, a gentleman, is really a country inn. Cultures clash but as romance stirs, love wins in the end. 

Festival of One-Act Plays

Thirst, by Eugene O'Neill
No, by Colin Gallagher
October 24-25
(Stage Company)

Enjoy two short plays about human resolve; a classic by one of America’s greatest playwrights and a new work by an RWU senior.

Dead Man's Cell Phone

By Sarah Ruhl
November 14-16; 20-22
(Main Season II)

The play is a witty fantastical trip through the bizarre and quirky aspects of life and love. A woman answers the cell phone of a recently deceased man opening the door to a weird and wacky metaphysical exploration of how technology influences communication and memories, ultimately leading to a kind of existential redemption.

The Pretty Trap

By Tennessee Williams
January 23-24

(Senior Directing Project)

This one-act precursor to the final act of The Glass Menagerie features a lighter version of the Wingfield family's dinner with the gentleman caller. 

Almost Within My Reach: Two Modern Classics

Trifles, by Susan Glaspell
Riders to the Sea, by John Millington Synge

February 20-22, 26-28
(Main Season III)

Two classic one-acts. Trifles is an early feminist drama about a group of women who examine the details of a crime that are dismissed as "trifles" by the men. Riders to the Sea is a tragedy about the women in an Irish family struggling to survive in the face of nature's realities.

Variety Show

March 27-28
(Stage Company)

An evening of comedy, music, and general entertainment!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rebecca Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman (with additional material by Jay Reiss)

April 17-19, 22, 24-25
(Main Season IV)

“Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless charm and humor.

“An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul crushing, pout inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

“A riotous ride complete with audience participation, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is delightful den of comedic genius."--MTI