Current TRC Productions

Fall 2021

Into the Woods, the Musical
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine

Directed by Dr. Nelson Barre

Thursday, Nov. 18, Friday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2:30pm in Olin Theatre

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. (MTI)

Tickets are available by calling 540-375-2333 or by emailing boxoffice@roanoke.edu.

Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

January Staged Reading

Directed by Dr. Nelson Barre

Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7:30pm

Tickets are available by calling 540-375-2333, by emailing boxoffice@roanoke.edu.



Winter 2021

The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman

Thursday, February 24 through Saturday, February 26 at 7:30pm in Olin Theatre

Directed by Danielle Barre

Set in a fictional New England town in the 1930s, The Children’s Hour tells the story of two women who are unjustly accused of homosexual activity by one of their students: one Mary Tilford. The outraged community (prompted by the influential Amelia Tilford, an upstanding member of Lancet--who also happens to be the indulgent grandmother of Mary) quickly withdraws all of their students, causing a witch hunt that ultimately forces the school to close. Not to be beaten, Martha and Karen take the accusations to court in a libel suit and lose-- despite the defense having no real foundation for a case (with the exception of the Mary’s testimony). Their lives quickly unravel as they become social pariahs. (SA)

Tickets are available by calling 540-375-2333, by emailing boxoffice@roanoke.edu.

The Children's Hour is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

 

Spring 2021

The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse

Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9 at 7:30pm in Olin Theatre

Directed by Dr. Nelson Barre

How can four white people make a culturally sensitive Thanksgiving play to celebrate Native American History Month as well as the first Thanksgiving? Oh, and their audience is a bunch of third-graders. Logan, Jaxton, Caden, and Alicia don't know any Native Americans, but they are sure they can get this right without offending anyone. After all, it's easy when you are a woke, white, liberal, feminist, vegan, environmentally-enlightened ally.... Isn't it?

We acknowledge that Roanoke College exists on the ancestral lands of the Tutelo, Moneton, Sappony, and S'atsoyaha tribes. We also acknowledge that these groups have been significantly restricted and reduced in their population (in this area and across the nation). We respect these groups and their rights as sovereign nations, and we stand in support of these claims. This production aims to encourage important discussions and activity that will bring attention to the rights, lives, and histories of Native peoples in the Americas.

Tickets are available by calling 540-375-2333, by emailing boxoffice@roanoke.edu.

The Thanksgiving Play is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.