Studio 10 Showtimes: Friday & Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 2:00pm
Tickets for ALL RCT productions are available beginning at 12 noon on Monday, 2 weeks before opening night.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf September 13 – 14, 2013
George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor. Underneath the edgy banter between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha’s bitterness toward one another is provoked by the personal sadness they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.
Directed by TJ Rivard[divider][/divider]
Zombies from the Beyond January 10 – 11, 2014
This musical comedy celebrates the American ideals and foibles in the Eisenhower era. Songs, dances and laughs as Cold War and space race paranoia threaten the good folks at the Milwaukee Space Center in 1955, where the staff is all abuzz at the arrival of rocket scientist Trenton Corbett. The budding romance of Trenton and Mary—the daughter of Space Center commander Major Malone—is jeopardized when a flying saucer lands in Milwaukee. The craft is piloted by Zombina, a buxom alien aviatrix bent on procuring he-specimens to re-populate her planet. Can Mary uphold her lady-like demeanor while using her facile intelligence to save Milwaukee from a Red Menace and a flying saucer invasion? Can plucky delivery boy Billy ever get secretary Charlene to notice his tap-dancing charms? Can the stalwart men of Milwaukee survive brainwashing by a musical menace from another world who gives new meaning to “stratospheric” soprano? Taking its cue from pulp movies popular at the time, Zombies brings the 1950s nostalgically and hilariously to life with a tuneful, toe-tapping score.
Directed by Kim Dearing