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Season 2023-2024

The season spans from September to April.

Phyllis and Xenobia; The Funeral Parlor; Medea

By Christopher Durang

September 22-23
(Debut Show)

A fun evening introducing our new students!

RWU Debut Play

The King, Oedipus

After Sophocles, by Andrew Lord

October 13,14,15,19,20,21
(Main Season I)

"Plague has struck the ancient Greek city of Thebes. The King, Oedipus has sent his General to the prophet at Delphi to learn how to save his city. But the words of the prophet are not what they expect to hear and lead to a the discovery of long hidden secrets and death.

This adaptation of the greatest of Greek Tragedies is written in strong, modern language and presents the play in a way that modern audiences can relate to."--New Play Exchange

The King, Oedipus

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens

November 17,18,19,30, December 1,2
(Main Season II)

Recipient of The Tony Award® for Best Play.

"THE STORY: 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world."--Dramatists Play Service

Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-Time


Plays from the Theatre of the Absurd

One-act and short absurdist plays featuring Picnic on the Battlefield, by Fernando Arrabal; Rough for Radio II, by Samuel Beckett; Edward Albee's The Sandbox, and more.

February 23,24,25,29,March 1,2
(Main Season III)


Terminal Terror

by Kitty Burns

Murder at the Grey's Hound Mansion

by Maxine Holmgren

March 22,23
(Stage Company)

Rogers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

April 19,20,21,24,26,27
(Main Season IV)















RWU Theatre Productions

RWU Theatre productions over the past few years.

Affectionately known as the "Barn," the Performing Arts Center was originally built in the 1890s as a horse barn for use on a Glocester, RI farm. The Barn was given a new lease on life in 1981 when a group of historic preservation students and faculty rescued the deteriorating structure. Piece by piece, the Barn arrived on campus in 1983, ready for its revival. The unique building, which opened in 1986, now houses a theatre, rehearsal studios, and faculty offices.

Inside the Barn:

  • Department of Performing Arts
  • William N. Grandgeorge Theatre
  • Dance Studio
  • Costume/Scenery Shops
  • Dance and Theatre Faculty Offices
  • Stage Company Office
  • Classroom

Read about the Barn: A History of the Barn     A Barn Raising Romp (25th Anniversary)     The Great Weathervane Heist 

Season 2022-2023

  • Almost, Maine
  • Orlando (Ruhl)
  • The School for Lies
  • Edges
  • Time Flies and other one-act plays: Time Flies/The Philadelphia/The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage/Lives of the Saints (Debut Show)
  • Murder Among Friends (Stage Company)

Season 2021-2022

  • Dancing at Lughnasa
  • A . . . My Name Will Always be Alice
  • Baby With the Bathwater
  • Small Mouth Sounds
  • The Little Prince (Debut Show)

Season 2020-2021

  • The War of the Worlds
  • Much Ado About Nothing, or Love in the Time of COVID
  • Lysistrata, or Sex in the Time of COVID
  • You Can't Stop the Beat: A Filmed Tribute to Movie Musicals
  • An Evening With Mrs. Parker (Debut Show)
  • No Exit (Senior Directing Project)

Season 2019-2020

  • The Moors
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Mandrake
  • Cabaret (canceled)
  • Meta Plays (Freshman Play)
  • Broadway Under the Barn: A Musical Revue

Season 2018-2019

  • La Ronde
  • Eurydice
  • Tartuffe
  • This Beautiful City
  • (Freshman Play)
  • A Night of Delusions: A Festival of One-Act Plays: Unquestionable Evil/Portrait of Madonna/Loser Takes the Couch (Stage Company)
  • Life Under Water (Senior Directing Project)
  • The Pirate, The Newsboy, The Witch and The Princess (Stage Company/Senior Playwriting Project)

Season 2017-2018

  • Creature
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Spring Awakening
  • New Kids Rock!: Lives of Saints/Phyllis and Xenobia/Naomi in the Living Room/Medea (Freshman Play)
  • Festival of One-Act Plays: For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls/The Actor's Nightmare (Stage Company)
  • The Variety Show: Tales From the Neighborhood (Stage Company)
  • Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief (Senior Directing Project)
  • Tales From The Barn: A Collection of Devised Theatre Stories (w/The Manhattan Theatre Collective)

Season 2016-2017

  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • The Liar
  • Trojan Women
  • Spamalot
  • Fresh Ives: Sure Thing/The Philadelphia/Variations on the Death of Trotsky/Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread (Freshman Play)
  • Festival of One-Act Plays: Rockaby/The Problem (Stage Company)
  • The Variety Show: Take Note (Stage Company)
  • Medea (Senior Directing Project)
  • A Day in the Life of Roger Williams University (w/The Living Theatre)

Season 2015-2016

  • The Increased Difficulty of Concentration
  • The Tempest
  • The Underpants
  • Working  
  • Time Flies (Freshman Play)
  • Festival of One-Act Plays: The Bear/Drawing the Shades (Stage Company)
  • The Variety Show: Anything Goes (Stage Company)
  • Say Goodnight, Gracie (Senior Directing Project)

Season 2014-2015

  • She Stoops to Conquer
  • Dead Man's Cell Phone
  • Almost Within My Reach: Two Modern Classics (Trifles, Riders to the Sea)
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 
  • Nothing Serious (Freshman Play)
  • Festival of One-Act Plays: Thirst/No (Stage Company)
  • The Viral Variety Show (Stage Company)
  • The Pretty Trap (Senior Directing Project)

Season 2013-2014

  • Metamorphoses
  • Jane Eyre
  • Red Herring
  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
  • Django Durang: Seven Short Plays by Christopher Durang (Freshman Play)
  • One-Act Festival: The Game/Helena's Husband (Stage Company)
  • Variety Night Live! Part II: A Struggle for Power (Stage Company)
  • Love Cycle: A Soap Operetta (Senior Directing Project)
  • Meet Me At The Piano (revue) (a musical tribute to Dianne Crowell, Alumni Weekend)

Season 2012-2013

  • Broken Glass
  • Antigone
  • The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
  • Avenue Q
  • Collision Course (Freshman Play)
  • The American Dream (Senior Directing Project)
  • Time Stands Still (Senior Acting Project)
  • Variety Night Live (Stage Company)
  • The Best of Grandgeorge (monologues) (celebrating Bill Grandgeorge's 80th birthday, Alumni Weekend)

Season 2011-2012

  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Come You Back
  • The Beaux’ Stratagem
  • Return to the Forbidden Planet
  • This is the Rill Speaking (Freshman Play)
  • Celebrations! A Performing Arts Revue
  • One-Act Festival: Pieces of Pinter (Trouble in the Works/Request Stop/Family Voices)/King Arthur’s Socks (Stage Company)
  • No Exit (Senior Directing Project)
  • Endgame (Senior Directing Project)
  • Variety Show (Stage Company)
  • Try to Remember: A Silver Retrospective (revue) (part of The Barn Silver Jubilee: A Celebration of Performance, Alumni Weekend)

Season 2010-2011

  • Iphigenia
  • The Good Woman of Setzuan
  • Lucky Stiff
  • A Patch of Earth
  • A Simple Task (Freshman Play)
  • Variety Show (Stage Company)
  • Not In My Name (w/The Living Theatre)

Season 2009-2010

  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Machinal
  • The Spitfire Grill
  • The Male Animal
  • This Is A Test (Freshman Play)
  • Bad Axe (Senior Acting Project)
  • Miss Julie (Senior Directing Project)
  • One-Act Festival: Catastrophe/Attuned/The Coors Lights/Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room (Stage Company)
  • Variety Show: Happy Hour: Last Call (Stage Company)

Season 2008-2009

  • Ghosts
  • The Women of Lockerbie
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Fortress (Freshman Play)
  • Baby Grand (Senior Acting Project)
  • The Bald Soprano (Senior Directing Project)
  • Variety Show: Happy Hour: 3rd Time's The Charm (Stage Company)
  • One-Act Festival: The Sandbox/For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls (Stage Company)

Season 2007-2008

  • Hay Fever
  • The Summoning of Everyman
  • The Fantasticks
  • Dead Man Walking
  • The Fifteen Minute Hamlet/The Problem (Freshman Play)
  • First Night (Senior Acting Project)
  • Waiting for Godot (Senior Acting Project)
  • The Woman in Black (Senior Directing Project)
  • Orestes (Stage Company)
  • Variety Show: Happy Hour: A Double Shot (Stage Company)

Season 2006-2007

  • As You Like It
  • The Children's Hour
  • An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf
  • "And the Tony Goes To . . ."
  • Quickies: Kitty the Waitress/The Messiah Box/Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson (Freshman Play)
  • A Weekend Near Madison (Senior Acting Project)
  • Orange Flower Water (Senior Directing Project)
  • Happy Hour: A Variety Show (Stage Company)
  • Festival of One-Acts: Retrieving Files/Wish You Were Here/A Big Misunderstanding/Griller's Monthly/The Early Bird (Stage Company)
  • NO SIR! (w/The Living Theatre)

Season 2005-2006

  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The Laramie Project
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • The Miser
  • An Evening of Christopher Durang: Naomi in the Living Room/A Stye of the Eye (Freshman Play)
  • Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Senior Acting Project)
  • A Piece of My Heart (Senior Directing Project)
  • Festival of One-Acts: Fear and Misery of the Third Reich(excerpt)/Hold/The Whole Shebang (Stage Company)
  • The Spring One-Act Festival: Date with a Stranger/Aria Da Capo/The Boundary/The Lover (Stage Company)

Season 2004-2005

  • Lysistrata
  • The Shadow Box
  • Red, Hot, and Cole
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • The Death of King Philip (Freshman Play)
  • The Fox (Senior Project)
  • The Lesson (Senior Project)
  • Two By Ives: Foreplay, or The Art of Fugue/Seven Menus(Stage Company)
  • Fall Festival of One-Act Plays: Visitor from Forest Hills/Mushrooms/Women and Wallace/The Proposal (Stage Company)
  • Spring Festival of One-Act Plays: The Open Road/The Siren Song of Stephen Jay Gould/Breaking the Chain/Zipless/For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls (Stage Company)

Season 2003-2004

  • The Hot l Baltimore
  • Changes of Heart
  • South Pacific
  • Present Tense (Freshman Play)
  • Two Rooms (Senior Project)
  • Porch (Senior Project)
  • Talley’s Folly (Senior Project)
  • One-Acts: “What”: If Men Played Cards as Women Do/If Women Worked as Men Do (Stage Company)
  • The Spring Festival of One-Acts: Deggas, C’est Moi/What are You Doing in There?/Flop Cop/The Ugly Duckling/The Tooth Hurts/This Property is Condemned/I Hate Mothers(Stage Company)

Season 2002-2003

  • A Month in the Country
  • The Servant of Two Masters
  • Godspell
  • Blood Wedding
  • The American Dream (Freshman Play) 
  • No Exit (Senior Project)
  • The Stonewater Rapture (Senior Project)
  • The Omelet Murder Case/Merry Regiment of Women (Stage Company)
  • Fall Festival of One-Act Plays: Removing the Glove/Words, Words, Words/A Way With Words/Tunnel of Love (Stage Company)
  • Spring Festival of One-Act Plays: The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry/A Candle on the Table/Bathroom Humor/Sex Lives of Superheroes (Stage Company)

Season 2001-2002

  • The Rimers of Eldritch
  • As You Like It
  • Oklahoma!
  • Electra
  • The Rude Mechanicals (Freshman Play)
  • Last Train to Nibroc (Senior Acting Project)
  • Directors' Showcase: Anything for You/Mirror Man/Stars/Fade to Black/The Philadelphia/Que Sera, Sera
  • The Eden Echo (Stage Company)
  • Spring Festival of One-Act Plays: The Music Lovers/I Bring You Flowers/Did You Ever Go To PS43?/The Juice Man Cometh/The Doctor Will See You Now/When God comes for Breakfast You Don’t Burn the Toast (Stage Company)

Season 2000-2001

  • All My Sons
  • She Loves Me
  • Crimes of the Heart
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The "I" Word: Interns (Freshman Play)
  • The Last Flapper (Senior Acting Project)
  • Minnesota Moon
  • Cotton Girls (Stage Company)
  • Fall Festival of One-Acts: Cotton Girls/Cabin 12/The Hardy Boys and the Mystery of Where Babies Come From (Stage Company)
  • Spring Festival of One-Acts: Daughter of a Traveling Lady/The Midlife Crisis of Dionysus/Necropolis/Freeze Tag(Stage Company)

Season 1999-2000

  • Girls Night Out
  • A Place on the Magdalena Flats
  • The Goodbye Girl
  • Anna Karenina
  • This is the Rill Speaking (Freshman Play)
  • I Didn't Know You Could Cook (Senior Acting Project)
  • Three by Ives: Seven Menus/Philip Glass buys a Loaf of Bread/Variations on the Death of Trotsky (Stage Company)
  • Not Ready for Prime-Time (Stage Company)
  • Spring Festival of One-Act Plays: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton/Accidental Death of a Salesman/God’s Spies/Sorry, Wrong Number (Stage Company)
  • Frumpled Fairy Tales (Theatre for Young Audiences)
  • Three for Orientation: Blondes Brunettes/Sure Thing/Freshman Orientation (Summer Orientation 2000)

Season 1998-1999

  • Twelfth Night
  • And the World Goes 'Round
  • The Clearing
  • A Little Night Music
  • The Zoo Story (Senior Directing Project)
  • Impassioned Embraces (Stage Company)
  • The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Stage Company)
  • Spring Festival of One-Act Plays: Present Tense/The Chastening/Visitor From Forest Hills (Stage Company)

Season 1997-1998

  • The Well of the Saints
  • Personals
  • Andromache
  • The Actor's Nightmare
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Painted Rain (Stage Company)
  • Scene Change (revue)(Stage Company)

Season 1996-1997

  • Dancing at Lughnasa
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • The No-Frills Revue
  • All in the Timing
  • Anything Goes
  • The Physician in Spite of Himself
  • Impromptu (Freshman Play)
  • Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Senior Acting Project) 
  • Hello From, Bertha (Stage Company)
  • Motel (Stage Company)
  • Dolores (Stage Company)
  • The Little Prince (Stage Company)
  • Fall One-Acts: Doing a Good One for the Red Man/For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls (Stage Company)
  • One-Acts: Haiku/English Made Simple (Stage Company)
  • No Exit
  • Who is Winston Churchill?

Season 1995-1996

  • Art Isn't Easy (revue)
  • Antigone by Anouilh
  • The Cherry Orchard
  • The Roar of the Grease Paint, The Smell of the Crowd
  • Next
  • Italian American Reconciliation
  • True West (Senior Acting Project)
  • Vanities (Senior Project)
  • The Philadelphia (Stage Company)
  • The Brute (Stage Company)
  • Graceland (Stage Company)
  • One-Acts: Teeth/Fade to Black (Stage Company)
  • One-Acts: The Philadelphia/Words, Words, Words/Sure Thing (Summer Orientation 1996)

Season 1994-1995

  • Top Girls
  • Tartuffe
  • Dracula
  • Spoon River Anthology
  • Winners (Senior Acting Project)
  • 'Night Mother (Senior Project)
  • The Moonshot Tape (Senior Acting Project)
  • A Perfect Match (Stage Company)
  • Home Free (Stage Company)
  • Stuck Inside the Water Tower (Stage Company)
  • One-Acts: Words, Words, Words/A Couple With a Cat(Stage Company)
  • The Real Wally Warthog (Stage Company)
  • Hello Out There (Stage Company)

Season 1993-1994

  • Murder in the Cathedral (The Barn and St. Michael's Church, Bristol)
  • American Primitive
  • Company
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Feiffers’s People
  • We Didn't Start the Fire (revue)
  • Trifles (Senior Directing Project)
  • Haiku (Senior Directing Project)
  • Savage in Limbo (Senior Acting Project)
  • Talley's Folly (Senior Acting Project)
  • The Thornbirds: Tales of Women in Attempted Flight(Studio)
  • The Bicycle Riders
  • Effie's Burning (Stage Company)
  • Naomi in the Living Room (Stage Company)
  • Plaza Suite: Visitor From Forest Hills (Stage Company)
  • One-Acts: Stone Soup/One Wish Too Many (Stage Company)
  • The Drunken Sisters (Stage Company)
  • Hidden In This Picture (Stage Company)

Season 1992-1993 (First Season as Roger Williams University Theatre)

  • Jacques and His Master
  • Crimes of the Heart
  • A Pagan Place
  • Pippin
  • Jukebox Saturday Night (revue)
  • Butterflies Are Free (Senior Directing Project)
  • Snow Leopards (Senior Acting Project)
  • The Stonewater Rapture (Senior Acting Project)
  • One-Acts: Red Carnations/The Happy Journey to Camden and Trenton (Stage Company)
  • One-Act Festival: Sure Thing/Two and Twenty (Stage Company)
  • Dolores (Stage Company)
  • Sure Thing (Stage Company)
  • Laundry and Bourbon (Stage Company)
  • RWU Medallion Donor Appreciation Night Performing Arts Gala (Oct. 24, 1992)

Roger Williams College Theatre (1967-1992)

Season 1991-1992 (Last Season as Roger Williams College Theatre)

  • The Diviners
  • Medea
  • The Drunkard
  • The Night of the Iguana/I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix/A House Not Meant to Stand (Part of "Tennessee Williams: In Dragon Country: A Celebration of Later Works" by The College Theatre Alliance)
  • Well, Did You Evah?! (revue)
  • The Diary of Adam and Eve (from The Apple Tree)(Senior Acting Project)
  • Skirmishes (Senior Acting Project)
  • Cop-Out (Stage Company)
  • Minnesota Moon (Stage Company)
  • Footfalls (Stage Company)
  • Voices (Stage Company)
  • Ferryboat (June 1992 as RWU Theatre)
  • RWC President's Medallion Club Performing Arts Gala (Nov. 2, 1991)

Season 1990-1991

  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Three Sisters
  • The Crucible
  • FM
  • Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
  • Baby: The Musical
  • Dutchman (Senior Acting Project)
  • My Cup Ranneth Over (Stage Company)
  • Impromptu (Stage Company)
  • The Real Long John Silver (Stage Company)
  • Architruc (Stage Company)
  • Across A Crowded Room (revue)
  • A Kind of Alaska

Season 1989-1990

  • Arms and the Man
  • End of the World With Symposium to Follow
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Sarcophagus
  • Asleep on the Wind
  • What I Did For Love (revue, benefit)
  • The Mad Show (revue)
  • This is the Rill Speaking (Freshman Play)
  • Sea Marks (Senior Acting and Design Project)
  • The Glass Menagerie (Senior Acting Project)
  • The Great Nebula in Orion (Stage Company)
  • Picnic on the Battlefield (Stage Company)
  • The Boor (Stage Company)
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Stage Company)
  • One-Acts: Of Mice and Men (scene 1)/This Property is Condemned (Stage Company)
  • Talking With (Stage Company)
  • War of the Roses (Stage Company)
  • After Magritte (Stage Company)
  • Present Tense (Summer Orientation 1990)

Season 1988-1989

  • The Ecstasy of Rita Joe
  • She Stoops to Conquer
  • Anna Christie (Part of "O'Neill's Fog People: A Celebration of Early Works" by The College Theatre Alliance)
  • Before Breakfast (Part of "O'Neill's Fog People: A Celebration of Early Works" by The College Theatre Alliance)
  • The Fantasticks
  • And the Melody Lingers On! (revue)
  • K2 (Senior Acting Project)
  • Fool For Love (Senior Acting Project)
  • An Evening of Tennessee Williams: Talk To Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen/I Can't Imagine Tomorrow (Stage Company)
  • The Apple Tree: Passionella (Stage Company)
  • Act Without Words II (Stage Company)
  • Bits and Pieces (Stage Company)
  • What Did You Say "What" For (Stage Company)
  • Laundry and Bourbon (Stage Company)
  • Say Goodnight, Gracie (Stage Company)*
  • Spoon River Anthology (Stage Company)
  • On Tidy Endings (Stage Company)
  • The Typists (Stage Company)
  • A Gothic Tale (Stage Company)
  • Self Torture and Strenuous Exercise (Stage Company)
  • Asleep on the Wind (Summer Orientation 1989)

*replaced with Laundry and Bourbon

Season 1987-1988

  • A Thurber Carnival
  • John Gabriel Borkman
  • The Changeling
  • Pack of Lies
  • Side by Side by Sondheim
  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead or How Not to do it Again(Senior Directing Project)
  • The Old Jew (Senior Acting Project)
  • The Laundromat (Senior Project)
  • Family Voices (Stage Company)
  • Birdbath (Stage Company)
  • Out of the Flying Pan (Stage Company)
  • The Conquest of Everest (Stage Company)
  • Pyramus and Thisby (Stage Company)
  • 'Dentity Crisis (Stage Company)
  • Am I Blue (Stage Company)
  • Family Macabre (Stage Company)
  • The Real Inspector Hound (Stage Company)
  • Mirrors (Stage Company)
  • The Lorax (Stage Company)
  • Graceland (Summer Orientation 1988)

Season 1986-1987 (Performing Arts Center Opens)

  • Guys and Dolls
  • And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson
  • The Skin of Our Teeth
  • The Miss Firecracker Contest
  • Two for the Seesaw
  • Tom Foolery
  • The Diary of Adam and Eve (from The Apple Tree)  
  • Salt Water Moon (Senior Acting Project)
  • Agnes of God (Senior Acting Project)
  • Touch the Bluebird's Song (Stage Company)(Sept. 5 first production in the Barn)
  • Oh, Well! (Stage Company)
  • Impromptu (Stage Company)
  • Reunion (Stage Company)
  • The Zoo Story (Stage Company)
  • Suicide in Bb (Stage Company)
  • …Changing Hats (Stage Company)
  • Where Have All the Lightening Bugs Gone? (Stage Company)
  • Approaching Lavendar (Stage Company)
  • Duck Variations (Stage Company)
  • A Marriage Proposal (Stage Company)
  • The Lover (Stage Company)

Regular theatre performances from 1969-1986 took place in the Coffeehouse Theatre (converted classroom in the Classroom Bldg., now the FCAS Bldg.). Occasional performances occurred in what is now the Fine Arts Bldg.

Season 1985-1986

  • A Man for all Seasons (Stage Company Main Season)
  • The Octette Bridge Club (Stage Company Main Season)
  • The 5th of July (Stage Company Main Season)
  • The Dining Room
  • Extremities
  • A Life
  • Forever Single (revue)
  • Where Have the 60’s Gone? (revue)
  • The Chairs (Stage Company)
  • Monday After the Miracle (Senior Project)
  • University
  • Porch
  • The Shadow Box (Stage Company)
  • The Still Alarm
  • The Rope (Stage Company)
  • Writer on the Block (reading)
  • Starting Here, Starting Now (alumni weekend)

Season 1984-1985

  • The Runner Stumbles
  • The Sea Horse
  • Miss Julie (Stage Company)
  • On The Road (revue)(Stage Company)
  • Dust of the Road (Studio)
  • New York City Rhythym (alumni revue)

Season 1983-1984

  • Getting Out
  • What I Did Last Summer
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Lion in Winter
  • The Woolgatherers
  • Only a Play (Senior Directing Project)
  • Vanities (Senior Directing Project)
  • The Woods (Senior Acting Project)
  • The Belle of Amherst (Senior Acting Project)
  • Starting Here, Starting Now (at Providence Biltmore for the New England Theatre Conference)
  • Line (Drama Club)
  • Bad Habits (Drama Club)
  • Victoria Station (Drama Club)
  • Dust on the Road (Drama Club)
  • The Orchestra (Drama Club)
  • The American Dream (Drama Club)
  • The Unknown Soldier (Drama Club)
  • And After Nature, Art (Drama Club)
  • June 21, 1984: Gala to benefit RWC Performing Arts Center
  • Plaza Suite: Visitor from Forest Hills (Summer Orientation 1984)

Season 1982-1983

  • Antigone
  • The Rope Dancers
  • It Should Happen to a Dog
  • Berlin to Broadway (revue)
  • Slam the Door Softly
  • The Last Great Party (revue)(Homecoming)
  • Live Spelled Backwards
  • Waiting for Godot
  • The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie
  • The Cabaret Connection (revue)(Fall Orientation 1982)
  • Nathaniel The Grublet (RWC Children's Touring Theatre)

Season 1981-1982

  • The Rimers of Eldritch
  • The Shadow Box
  • Death Knocks
  • At Home
  • Overtones
  • The Robber Bridegroom
  • Doing a Good One for the Red Man
  • Stevie's Prime-Time TV Trip (RWC Children's Touring Theatre)

Season 1980-1981

  • Dark Lady of the Sonnets
  • A Doll's House
  • Carnival
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Rashomon
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Cabaret Connection (revue)
  • Lemonade
  • Canadian Gothic
  • The Tiny Closet
  • The Long Christmas Dinner
  • Murder Well Rehearsed
  • Visitors from Mamaronech
  • Gotta Sing (revue)
  • Cottage Two
  • Frustration
  • The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year
  • Dogg's Hamlet
  • The Paper Dragon (RWC Children's Touring Theatre) 
  • This is the Rill Speaking
  • Save Me a Place at Forest Lawn
  • Dreams of Glory
  • Patio
  • Bearing the Cross 
  • Village Wooing
  • The Stronger
  • Montage (revue)
  • Snowangel
  • Clevinger’s Trial

Season 1979-1980

  • The Hot L Baltimore
  • As You Like It
  • Riders to the Sea
  • Happy Birthday, Wanda June
  • The Birthday Party
  • The Madwoman of Chaillot
  • The Apple Tree
  • The Restaurant
  • The Cabaret Connection (revue)(Homecoming)
  • Pullman Car Hiawatha
  • Impromptu
  • Touch the Bluebird’s Song
  • Where Have All the Lightening Bugs Gone?
  • Red Carnations
  • Decisions 
  • 6 Rms Riv Vu
  • Two by Two
  • A Little Travelin’ Music (revue)
  • The King of Kazoo (RWC Children's Touring Theatre)
  • A Night of One-Acts...Twice: Constantinople Smith/Stage Directions/Quiet Please
  • Home Free
  • At a Beetle’s Pace
  • California Suite: Visitors From London
  • Turpitudes
  • Lunchtime Concert
  • Answers
  • With a Song in My Heart (revue)
  • Duck Variations

Season 1978-1979

  • The House of Bernarda Alba
  • Cabaret
  • How the Other Half Loves
  • I'm Herbert 
  • Feiffer’s People
  • Broadway is a Widened Cowpath That Runs Diagonally Across Manhattan (revue)
  • Play
  • The Zoo Story 
  • The Tiger 
  • The Diary of Adam and Eve (from The Apple Tree)
  • At Random (revue)(benefit)
  • The Lover
  • The Last of My Solid Gold Watches
  • Johnny Seagull (RWC Children's Touring Theatre)
  • Whisper Into My Good Ear
  • Not Enough Rope
  • The Sandbox
  • Aria Da Capo
  • Overtones
  • She Loves Me
  • Plaza Suite
  • Fireboots and Frozen Tongue
  • Sing Happy (revue)
  • The 75th
  • Kennedy's Children
  • Caught in the Act: A Theatrical Collage

Season 1977-1978

  • Little Murders (Lecture Hall)
  • Little Mary Sunshine
  • This is the Rill Speaking
  • Coming Through the Rye
  • The Public Eye
  • Hello Out There
  • The Miracle Worker
  • Sweet Charity
  • The Serpent
  • God
  • Birdbath
  • Under Milk Wood
  • Suddenly Last Summer
  • The Typists 
  • Shubert's Last Serenade 
  • Death
  • The Point (RWC Children's Touring Theatre)
  • Theatrix: A Festival of Theatre: The Bear/The Indian Wants The Bronx/Beginnings and Uglies/The Case of the Crushed Petunias/Waiting for Lefty/Slow Dance on the Killing Ground
  • Spoon River Revisited
  • The Real Inspector Hound 
  • Vanities 
  • I Got Plenty of Gershwin (revue)(benefit for London Program)
  • Abortion
  • Sorry, Wrong Number
  • This Property is Condemned
  • Please, No Flowers
  • Something Unspoken

Season 1976-1977

  • Bus Stop (also at Stonebridge Inn)
  • Anything Goes
  • A Thurber Carnival
  • The Clean-Up
  • Sunday Costs Five Pesos
  • Bad Bad Jo-Jo
  • The Bald Soprano
  • The Maids
  • Fashion
  • The Acting Lesson
  • Stop the World – I Want to Get Off
  • A Little Dancing
  • Babes on Broadway (revue)
  • Heritage
  • Kid Power (children's revue)
  • On Stage (revue)(benefit)
  • Comic Valentines
  • The Great Western Melodrama
  • Enemies
  • Scenes From American Life
  • Mrs. Dally Has a Lover
  • Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (RWC Starlight Dinner Theatre in the Student Center)
  • A Musical Potpourri (revue)(benefit)
  • A Musical Revue and All That Jazz (revue)
  • The Life and Music of Cole Porter 
  • Where Were You the Night Oklahoma Opened? (revue) (benefit)
  • Selections from Thurber

Season 1975-1976

  • Man of La Mancha
  • A Doll's House
  • Company
  • The Good Doctor
  • The Clouds
  • The Rimers of Eldritch
  • Tin Pan Alley Revue
  • This is the Rill Speaking
  • Feiffer’s People
  • Fortitude
  • Impromptu
  • Pigeons
  • Constantinople Smith
  • Plaza Suite: Visitor From Forest Hills
  • The New Step
  • Live Spelled Backwards
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • In a Glass Darkly
  • That’s Entertainment (revue)(benefit for London Program)
  • Free To Be . . . You and Me (RWC Children's Touring Theatre)
  • Trifles 
  • Out To Lunch
  • Danish Modern
  • Box and Cox
  • Solitaire
  • Lovers and Other Strangers
  • Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry
  • The Zoo Story
  • Confessional
  • Edgar Allen Poe: The Raven (Reader's Theatre)

Season 1974-1975

  • Spoon River Anthology
  • Riders To the Sea
  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
  • Celebration
  • Deathwatch
  • This is the Rill Speaking (theatre picnic)
  • The Case of the Crushed Petunias
  • Adaptation
  • God Created Heaven and Earth but Man Created Saturday Night
  • Curse You, Jack Dalton
  • This Property is Condemned
  • The Long Christmas Dinner
  • The Lottery
  • After Magritte
  • Death Knocks
  • Thirteen Clocks
  • Fare Limit
  • The Apple Tree: Passionella
  • Regards to Broadway (revue)
  • The Singing Sixties: A Decade of Broadway (revue)
  • That Man Jesus Who Is (opened at the Carriage House Theatre in Little Compton then moved to the cafeteria)

Season 1973-1974

  • Waiting for Godot
  • Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
  • The Fantasticks
  • A Doctor in Spite of Himself
  • The Real Inspector Hound
  • Bad Bad Jo-Jo
  • I’m Herbert
  • Feiffer’s People
  • Lemonade
  • Séance
  • A Murder
  • Save Me a Place at Forest Lawn
  • Crawling Arnold
  • A Christmas Festival
  • Revue Sketches by Harold Pinter
  • This is the Rill Speaking
  • Days Ahead
  • Little Murders
  • Overtones
  • Birdbath
  • Purlie Victorious
  • Plaza Suite: Visitor From Mamaroneck
  • Mime
  • Cigarettes

Season 1972-1973

  • Guys and Dolls (Theatre One)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Our Town
  • The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds(Senior Directing Project)  
  • One-Acts: Night/Thoughts on the Instant of Meeting a Friend
  • Pintergon (Trouble in the Works/The Black and White/Request Stop/Last To Go/The Applicant)
  • Lemonade (Drama Club)
  • The Leader (Drama Club)
  • The Purification (Drama Club) 
  • Long Voyage Home (Drama Club)
  • Stud
  • Portrait of Madonna
  • The Diary of Adam and Eve (from The Apple Tree)
  • One-Acts: The Marriage Proposal/The Bear
  • The American Dream
  • The Cage
  • Toad of Toad Hall (Children's Christmas show)
  • RWC Talent Show
  • The Form (1973 Discover the Arts Summer Camp)

Season 1971-1972

  • Arms and the Man (Theatre One)
  • The Glass Menagerie (in the Roundhouse)
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle
  • How He Lied To Her Husband (Drama Club)
  • The Agency (Drama Club)
  • Waiting For the Bus
  • My Client Curley
  • Bringing It All Back Home
  • Sorry, Wrong Number
  • This is the Rill Speaking
  • The Odd Couple
  • The Feast
  • Next
  • An Evening of Mime
  • The Tiger
  • The Lover

Season 1970-1971

  • The Roar of the Grease Pant, The Smell of the Crowd (Lecture Hall)
  • The Rimers of Eldritch (Lecture Hall)
  • The Tragedy of King Lear (Lecture Hall)
  • The Apollo of Bellac
  • The Last Word
  • Crawling Arnold
  • Home Free
  • Hello Out There
  • A Memory of Two Mondays
  • Mind Over Matter
  • The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden
  • The Dumb Waiter
  • Madame President
  • The Form
  • The Bald Soprano
  • Dr. Kheal

Season 1969-1970

This is the Rill Speaking (Dec. 1969 first production in Bristol)

1962-1969: Roger Williams Junior College/College in Providence (performances took place in the YMCA auditorium). RWC opened its main campus in Bristol in 1969.

Season 1967-1968

The Fantastices (Drama Club) Fall

Roger Williams Junior College (1962-1967)

Fall 1965

One-Acts: The Lottery/A Game of Chess/War

“Dramatic Fraternity of Roger Williams Junior College has a new advisor: After many successful years Mr. Rizzini has handed the play books over to Mr. Bucci the incoming faculty advisor”—The Quill, 10 Nov. 1965

Spring 1964

Little Acorns & Objective Case (Dramatics Club)

Spring 1963

If Girls Ask Boys for Dates & Eternal Life (Dramatics Club)

Spring 1962

The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis (Dramatics Society)

On December 13, 1961 a dramatics club was organized and held a meeting.

In 1956, the YMCA Institute in Providence received a state charter under the name of Roger Williams Junior College.


The following is a list of productions but dates have yet to be uncovered. Any help would be appreciated. Click here to email corrections, additions, omissions, etc.

Festival of Musicals (revue)(performed at Stonebridge Inn)
An American in Paris
Sham in 1996?
The Dumb Waiter in 1996?
My Three Angels in Spring 1986?
The Shadow Box: Cottage #3 in Spring 1986?
Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein in Spring 1986?
The Great American Cheese Sandwich (a week before Present Tense) in mid 1980s
Jazzin' (revue) after 1982
The Little Prince sometime in 1983
Picnic around 1989 (directed by Peter Wright)

Productions from sometime in the 1970s:
The Devil on Stilts
A Lesson in Dead Language
Calm Down Mother
When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet
Comings and Goings
The London Scholarship Review in mid 1970s

These are believed to have taken place before 1974:
Waiting for Lefty in 1973-74?
The Shock of Recognition
Krapp's Last Tape
Superman (November 8 & 10)
The Exception and The Rule