Theater Arts Production Schedule

A co-curricular activity of the University, Rockhurst's theatre season is produced by the Theatre Program of the Department of Communication and Fine Arts, The Center for Arts and Letters, and in association with the Rockhurst University Players. Rockhurst Theatre is a member of and participant in the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival. For a complete listing of cultural events, visit our Rockhurst University Calendar.

2014-2015 Season: A Look to the ’30s 

An Evening of Tennessee Williams' One-Acts

7:30 p.m., Oct. 16 and 17
2:30 p.m., Oct. 18 and 19
Mabee Theater
Cost: $10 (free for RU students)

Three pieces by Williams that speak about women and longing for a life of value in the middle of the depression. In each, we meet women of a "certain" occupation. Evening includes: Lady of Larkspur Lotion, directed by Devon Whitton; Hello from Bertha, directed by Bethany Phillips; and This Property is Condemned, directed by Eric Morhiser.

Cabaret, 1987 revision

7:30 p.m., Nov. 20 and 21
2:30 p.m., Nov. 22 and 23
Mabee Theater
Cost: $15 (free for RU students)

Berlin in the 1930s is the capital of entertainment and fashion. But as the Nazis come to power, the world of Berlin is no longer entertaining. Performance is directed by Susan Proctor, with musical direction by Tom Kodera and choreography by Liz Reiter. Includes adult subject matter.

RU Arts 

7:30 p.m., Feb. 12 and 13
Mabee Theater
Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Enjoy student written, directed and produced performances. Funds received from concessions will support student travel to represent Rockhurst at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival each spring. Performances are produced by RU Players, the student organization that works to support Rockhurst theatre, in collaboration with the RU English department.  

You Can't Take it With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart 

7:30 p.m., Apr. 23 and 24
2:30 p.m., Apr. 25 and 26
Mabee Theater
Cost: $10 (free for RU students)

This American Classic Comedy will be directed by Matthew Rapport. Rapport is often seen in plays throughout Kansas City and almost always in the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival in Kansas City's Southmoreland Park. The play is about the ideal 1930s and the loveable, mad and thoroughly logical Sycamore family that doesn't believe in the IRS. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for drama.