Current TRC Productions

Fall 2022

Blood Wedding / Bodas de Sangre by Federico Garcia Lorca in a new translation by Dr. Teresa Hancock-Parmer

Directed by Dr. Nelson Barre

Wednesday, Nov. 16 through Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Theatre

After decades of bloodshed, there seems to be peace in this rural Spanish countryside. The Bride was promised to the Bridegroom. The wedding day arrives, and all seems to be right for the couple, but there is another who would steal her away. This love triangle reaches a fever pitch as they abscond into the nearby forest and must confront the realities of their passion, their hatred, and their mortality. The play will be performed in both English and Spanish with subtitles.

Tickets are $7 for general admission, or $5 for seniors/students. Tickets are available by calling 540-375-2333 or by emailing boxoffice@roanoke.edu.



Winter 2023

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm in Olin Theater

Directed by Danielle Barre

Jack and Algernon are both trying to woo their lady loves. The two charming young ladies – sophisticated Gwendolen from the city and naive Cecily from the country – are in love with Earnest Worthing. But there is no such person as Earnest Worthing. Gwendolen thinks Jack is Earnest, and Cecily thinks Algernon is Earnest. Each girl swears that she could never love a man who wasn't named Earnest. In the midst of all this confusion comes Lady Bracknell, who doesn't like the idea of anybody loving anybody. Wilde unwinds this knotty affair into one of the favorite comedies of English literature.

Tickets are $7 for general admission, or $5 for seniors/students. Tickets are available by calling 540-375-2333 or by emailing boxoffice@roanoke.edu.

 

Spring 2022

Mac Beth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Erica Schmidt

Wednesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 22 at 7:30pm in Olin Theater

Directed by Dr. Nelson Barre

After school, seven teenage girls convene in an abandoned lot to perform a play. They drop their backpacks, transform their uniforms, and dive into a DIY retelling of Macbeth. As the girls conjure kings, warriors, and witches, Shakespeare’s bloody tale seeps into their reality. This adaptation recontextualizes Shakespeare’s classic tragedy to expose the ferocity of adolescence and the intoxicating power of collective fantasy.

Tickets are $7 for general admission, or $5 for seniors/students. Tickets are available by calling 540-375-2333 or by emailing boxoffice@roanoke.edu.

Mac Beth is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.