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35th Season


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September 25 – October 18
SHIPWRECKED! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)
By Donald Margulies                                                           
Directed by Sam Osheroff

Told by audacious autobiographer Louis De Rougemont, this tale of tropical monsoons, giant squids, and desert island survival thrilled both children and adults in Victorian England. Is our hero an inspirational genius, or a mere con man?

November 6 – 22
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Steven Marzolf

Viewed through a veil of memory and regret, the Wingfield family struggles to negotiate the past, the future and each other in depression-era St. Louis.  Both dreamlike and shatteringly real, Tennessee Williams' iconic American classic examines a family on the edge of the abyss. 

December 4 - 19
Written and performed by Janet Schlapkohl                                 
Directed by Tim Budd

Writer/performer Janet Schlapkohl returns with her comical and heartfelt look at growing up in the Midwest. Directed by Tim Budd, the one-woman play follows Schlapkohl’s journey growing up in the midst of the Vietnam War, the Equal Rights Amendment and the Farm Crisis in the 1980s. Schlapkohl tells those stories with humor, as she affectionately portrays the idiosyncratic characters and situations that were common when she was growing up.

January 29 - February 21
By William McCauley
Directed by Sam Osheroff

It's everyone for themselves in this hysterically funny, biting farce about greed, lust and the family ties that bind.

March 4 - 13
A weird, wild & wonderful night of original solo work.

April 1 – 17
By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Ron Clark

A professional dancer with a career-ending injury is thrown for a loop when a geoscientist with Asperger's syndrome offers her an absurd sum to teach him how to dance. This funny, unsentimental and honest romance takes a hard look at what constitutes "normal."

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October 23 & 24
A Thrilling, Chilling Night of Spooky Radio Plays
Performed Live on Stage!

The Riverside Radio Players present a consternating collection of uncanny plays, musical interludes, and vintage commercials from the golden age of radio.  Live sound effects complete this night of thrilling fun!

A new staged reading series of edgy, adventurous plays.  Details here!

Next reading: Sun, Oct 25, 7:00pm -The Model Apartment by Donald Margulies, $3 suggested donation

Veterans, military personnel and their immediate family receive a discount at Riverside Theatre in appreciation of service.  Click here for more information about the Blue Star Theatre program and ticket discount information.

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