College Theater Fall Preview


There is an amazing amount of College Theater going on in the state, and a good amount is worth attending even if you are not a collegian. We’ve listed much of it in the listings. Here are some highlights.

preludeToAKissRIC: Prelude to a Kiss, the sweetly sentimental story best known as a Meg Ryan movie, is brought to life in the beautiful theater at RI College starting in late September and directed by Jamie Taylor. In November, they take on one of Shakespeare’s less frequently performed works, The Winter’s Tale, directed by Joe Short. RIC is known for its strong theater program, and that usually shows on the stage.


PC: In late October and early November you can catch Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor, directed by John Garrity.

URI: October features Be Aggressive, a coming of age story about a girl who copes with loss by throwing herself into cheerleading. In November, the follow with How the Other Half Loves, a comedy about three married couples at different stages in their relationships.

Brown: In September, Brown’s Leeds Theatre presents Water by the Spoonful, a complex multi-cultural Pulitzer Prize winning play set in the real and virtual worlds. It’s followed by A Streetcar Named Desire.

RWU: After a Freshman show of short plays in September, Roger Williams University explores Ovid’s ancient tales of transformation in Metamorphoses, and follows that in late October with two student-directed one-act plays: The Game, a morality play by Louise Bryant, and Helena’s Husband, a historical comedy by Philip Moeller

Salve Regina: Will bring to life a dark feminist fairy tale, 10 Virgins by Laura Jacqmin in October and the classic Greek Tragedy Antigone in November.

CCRI: In October, on their Knight Campus, CCRI will perform Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott, directed by Luke Sutherland. It’s about a battle of wits between three con men and a blind housewife.