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Roosevelt Theatre Department
2015-2016 Theatrical Season
"Perfect Pairings"


BUY TICKETS!

Although Roosevelt HS will be under construction for two years and thus the auditorium will no longer be available as we await the opening of new theatres, do not fear! RHS's OPENING ACT THEATRE COMPANY will pair perfectly with other PPS Schools and Community venues to offer a FULL SEASON of plays! Each play will note the correct performance venue through online ticketing. Click link above to access online ticketing through Arts People for Senior Shorts. Tentative venues listed below.



RUCKUS!

Tuesday, September 10 @ 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Roosevelt's ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS Comedy and Improvisation Night
"Where the points are fake, but the laughs are real!"


RHS Cafeteria
6941 N. Central St.



FREE Admission. Event occurs during Back to School Night.



ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN...
Based on the books from Robert Fulghum
Conceived and adapted by Ernest Zulia
Music and Lyrics by David Caldwell

Roosevelt Alumni Theatre Group's 3rd Annual Production

Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 8:00 P.M.
Sunday, September 27, 2015 @ 3:00 P.M.

Based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life.

Produced by special arrangement
DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, INC.


Partner Venue: Twilight Theater Company
7515 N. Lombard St.
2nd Floor of the Brandon Building.

Admission: $15 per person.

Pay at the door or in advance at Twilight Theater Company's website (see below for link). Seating limited so buy your tickets early as it may sell out.

Click here for Tickets!

PLEASE NOTE:
→ This production is a RHS Theatre Alumni Group fundraising event for the Roosevelt Theatre Department's Opening Act Theatre Company and Thespian Troupe #7289.


SCREAMPROVIGANZA: HORRIFIC IMPROV!

Thursday, October 29 @ 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Roosevelt's ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS Comedy and Improv Troupe play with Cleveland HS's Company of Warriors' Improvables!

Partner Venue: Hosford MS
2303 SE 28th Pl. PDX OR 97214



Admission: TBD. Tickets available at the door.



THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS
by Joseph Robinette



One-Act Performance
Touring November 12 & 13, 2015 (Intermediate Acting)

In rhyme, mime and mirth, this exciting comedy examines the familiar fairy tale from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears', then Goldilocks'. Guilty or innocent? Was the young girl a selfish, spoiled brat, intruding where she didn't belong? Or was she the victim of three conniving bears (and their animal "band of hoods" in the woods)?

Produced by special arrangement
DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, INC.


Contact Jo Strom Lane for touring information: jolane@pps.net. Fee negotiable.

PLEASE NOTE:
→ This production is a fundraising event for the Roosevelt Theatre Department's Opening Act Theatre Company and Thespian Troupe #7289.





THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES (a commedia dell'arte play)
a 1761 Scenario by Carlo Gozzi of a fairy play
Freely adapted by Lowell Swortzell

Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M.
Friday, December 4, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M.

Prince Tartaglia's is cursed to find three oranges by an evil witch. His journey takes him on a wild adventure meeting many wizards, monarchs, and others learning about love and friendship with a lot of laughter in this highly improvised production by the Advanced Acting class.

Produced by special arrangement
APPLAUSE THEATRE BOOKS PUBLISHERS of New York.


Partner Venue: Wilson HS
1151 SW Vermont St. PDX OR 97219.

Admission: $5. Tickets available at the door. Seating is limited.

PLEASE NOTE:
→ This production is in collaboration with Wilson HS Theatre and the Roosevelt Theatre Department's Opening Act Theatre Company and Thespian Troupe #7289.



9th Annual Acting Showcase and AUCTION!

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 7:00 P.M. FREE ADMISSION!

Monologues, movement, scenes, and songs for Regional Acting Competition, August Wilson Monologue Competition, and English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition.

Pre-show and during intermission, bid on exciting AUCTION ITEMS like tickets to local professional theatre productions, design services, massage, entertainment, and more! Over $3000 worth of auction items! Help us raise seed money for our new Roosevelt Theatre Arts Boosters, supporting students in theatre education through scholarships, travel study opportunities, and more.


Partner Venue: George MS

Admission: Free (Buy auction items instead!)


GREASE

Book, Music, and Lyrics by
Jim Jacobs
and
Warren Casey

Co-production WITH Lincoln HS Drama!
Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 P.M.
Friday, March 4 at 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, March 5 at 1:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.

Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 P.M.
Friday, March 11 at 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, March 12 at 1:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.


Come see this 1950s-era style classic with Sandy and Danny's love story with a whole lot of dancing and singing! Expect some surprises, too.



Produced by special arrangement
SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
(www.samuelfrench.com)


Partner Venue: Lincoln HS
1600 SW Salmon PDX OR 97205.


PLEASE NOTE:
→ This production is a collaboration between Lincoln Drama and the Roosevelt Theatre Department's Opening Act Theatre Company.



Admission ranges from $8-$20 depending on seating selected; ticketing link has accurate pricing. Packages available.
Click here for Tickets!


Senior Shorts:
senior-directed one-act play festival

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 7:00 P.M.

Festival of short plays and scenes directed by RHS seniors



Partner Venue: George MS
10000 N. Burr. PDX OR 97203.



Admission: $5

Click here for Tickets!



Roosevelt Theatre Department 2014-2015 Theatrical Season
"Window of Opportunity"



RUCKUS!

Tuesday, September 23 @ 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Roosevelt's ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS Comedy and Improvisation Night
"Where the points are fake, but the laughs are real!"



ALMOST, MAINE
By John Cariani

Roosevelt's 2nd Annual Alumni Production!

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States; it's almost in Canada. And it almost doesn't exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it's just. Almost.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

ALMOST, MAINE: It's love. But not quite.



FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON
by David Rogers
Adapted from the novel by Daniel Keyes



Full Length Performances*
Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
Roosevelt HS Auditorium

One-Act Performance
Tues. March 31, 2015 (tentative)

The play is a character study of a developmentally disabled man, Charlie Gordon, who has the opportunity to undergo a surgical procedure that will dramatically increase his mental capabilities. This procedure had already been performed on a laboratory mouse named Algernon, with remarkable results. In a series of progress reports, Charlie documents everything that happens to him and the unexpected results of surgery. The play challenges the audience to see the world from more than just their point of view and ultimately question who really knows best about anyone else's intelligence, life, love, and experiences.


Acting Showcase

Thursday, February 5, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M.

Monologues, movement, scenes, and songs for Regional Acting Competition, August Wilson Monologue Competition, and English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition


NIGHT OF COMEDY: 3 shows in one night!

Green show: RUCKUS Improv!

HARD CANDY
by Jonathan Rand
Performed by the Intermediate Acting class

and

AP THEATRE
by Ed Monk
Performed by the Advanced Acting class

LAST MAJOR PRODUCTION IN THE AUDITORIUM before renovations!
Friday, March 6 at 7:00 P.M. (Alumni Night)
Saturday, March 7 at 4:00 P.M. (Only matinee)
Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 P.M. (Closing night!)


RUCKUS RUCKUS team members will create an entire improvised show before your very eyes using short form games!

HARD CANDY Job applicants at Banff Enterprises will do anything to claw their way up the corporate ladder. In a fast-paced series of hilarious interviews, the new recruits try every trick in the book -- from bribery, nepotism, and the Old Boy Network to blackmail, seduction, and mind control.

AP THEATRE Welcome to the Advanced Placement Theatre examination. To demonstrate your knowledge of theater history, you will adapt three classic styles (Bunraku, Greek Theatre, and Theatre of the Absurd) into short plays dealing with the problems of the modern adolescent. You have thirty minutes to finish. Your time begins...now.


One-Act to be presented at State!

THE EMPEROR OF THE WORLD (one-act)
by Dylan Young
State Playwriting Winner 2015
Mon. April 7



Senior Shorts:
senior-directed one-act play festival

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M.

Festival of short plays and scenes directed by RHS seniors




Roosevelt Theatre Department 2013-2014 Theatrical Season
"Love and Sacrifice"



RUCKUS!

Wednesday, September 18 @ 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Rooseveltís ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS Comedy and Improvisation Night
"Where the points are fake, but the laughs are real!"





THE HONORABLE URASHIMA TARO

Roosevelt's 1st Alumni Production!

Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 7:00 P.M.
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 7:00 P.M.

A young fisherman rescues a venerable turtle from its tormentors. As a reward, he is taken to an undersea wonderland where he wins the favor of the princess and saves her kingdom from destruction by the wicked scorpion. The fisherman becomes a prince; years pass unnoticed; his village wife and children are driven from his mind. But still the homesick prince longs for the changing seasons of his village and begs the princess to let him go back. The fisherman/prince thinks that he's only been gone for a few days, but on his return to land, he makes the shattering discovery that many, many years have passed. The turtle calls to him that he can still return to the underwater world and to eternal youth but now he must make his choice to stay or go.



The Taming of the Shrew
by William Shakespeare

performed by the Advanced Acting class
as a part of Portland Playhouse's Fall Festival of Shakespeare



Festival Performance
Nov. 2 @ 7:00 P.M.
Winningstad Stage
Portland'5 Centers for the Arts 1111 SW Broadway | Portland, OR 97205

RHS Performances
Thursday, November 14
Friday, November 15
Saturday, November 16

All RHS shows start @ 7:00 P.M.

Set in the 1980s, the gnarly Bianca has no shortage of rad admirers, but her dweeb of a father insists that she will not marry until her shrewish grody sister, Katharina, is married. Gag me with a spoon! Bianca's suitors persuade phat Petruchio to court her. Petruchio tries to tame Katharina, like the stud he is, but she's got a plan of her own. Awesome! This totally tubular twist will make even a yuppie laugh more than just through his teeth!



Acting Showcase

Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.

Monologues, movement, scenes, and songs for NW Regional Acting Competition and Shakespeare for English-Speaking Union Competition



ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
A Musical
Book and Lyrics By
LYNN AHRENS
Music By
STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Based Upon The Novel "My Love, My Love" By Rosa Guy

Originally Directed and Choreographed on Broadway by Graciela Daniele
Playwrights Horizons, Inc. Produced ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Off-Broadway
In 1990
Originally Produced On Broadway By The Shubert Organization,
Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.
Suntory International Corporation and James Walsh, In Association
With Playwrights Horizons

Once On This Island
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com



Thursday, March 6
Friday, March 7
Saturday, March 8

Thursday, March 13
Friday, March 14
Saturday, March 15

All shows start @ 7:00 P.M.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the highly original and theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. In almost non-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.



Cinderella: a play for children
by Ruth Newton

performed by the Intermediate Acting class


ONE School Matinee offered by reservation only
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:30 A.M.

Matinee Information: contact Jo Strom Lane, Director, jolane@pps.net

The Fairy Godmother needs help from the audience because she is out of practice and not at all certain her magic is going to work properly. Cinderella's slipper is tried on youngsters in the audience, who are consulted as to whether the wicked stepmother and stepsisters should be turned into happy people. Cinderella is a natural, joyous girl with a bubbling sense of humor and great honesty. Of course, she and the Prince live happily ever after.

Produced by special arrangement
SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. of New York, New York


Senior Shorts:
senior-directed one-act play festival

Thursday, May 8, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.

Festival of short plays and scenes directed by RHS seniors




Roosevelt Theatre Department 2012-2013 Theatrical Season
"Adventures in Imagination"

RUCKUS!

Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 6-8 P.M. (Back to School Night)

Rooseveltís ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS Comedy and Improvisation Night where the points are fake, but the laughs are real!

FREE ADMISSION!



A Christmas Carol
An original adaptation by Brenda Hubbard

Thursday, November 29
Friday, November 30
Saturday, December 1

Thursday, December 6
Friday, December 7
Saturday, December 8

All shows start @ 7:00 P.M.

Special pre-show entertainment begins @ 6:30 P.M. and is free with paid show ticket.

Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to get into the holiday spirit until three ghostly visitors lead him on a trip through past, present, and future. Come enjoy our production of this classic tale!


Acting Showcase

Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 7:00 P.M.

Monologues, movement, scenes, and songs for NW Regional Acting Competition and Shakespeare for English-Speaking Union Competition

FREE ADMISSION!


Alyse in Wonderland: steampunk style
An original adaptation by Jo Strom Lane

Thursday, March 7
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9

Thursday, March 14
Friday, March 15
Saturday, March 16

All shows start @ 7:00 P.M. Run time is approximately 80 minutes, no intermission. General admission $5 for all.

A pre-show Tea Party with the Mad Hatter and his friends will be offered only on Saturday, March 9 and 16 at 4:00 P.M. in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets sold separately for $10 each and includes a semi-traditional English tea with a steampunk/Mad Hatter twist, light refreshments, tea/beverages, hat, and fake food prop to take home. Tea party tickets must be purchased in advance. Seating is limited to 40.

Watch Alyse fall down the rabbit hole into a new steampunk world of adventure and excitement meeting all your favourite characters as she finds her way back home!


Voices from Roosevelt
by Intermediate Acting students


April 2013

Roosevelt Intermediate Acting ensemble will be performing an original production sharing the history of Roosevelt HS past, present, and future using a combination of dynamic monologues, movement, songs, and scenes.



Senior Shorts:
senior-directed one-act play festival

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 7:00 P.M.

Black Box Theatre and Main Stage Studio theatres

Festival of short plays and scenes directed by RHS seniors



Roosevelt Theatre Department 2011-2012 Theatrical Season
"Fabulous Season"

RUCKUS!
Thurs., September 22, 2011 @ 6-8 P.M.

Rooseveltís ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS Comedy and Improvisation Night where the points are fake, but the laughs are real!
FREE ADMISSION!



The Ridiculously Fabulous Pretentious Ladies
a ridiculous French comedy by Moliere
Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5, 2011 @ 7:00 P.M.

Two fabulous ladies are fabulously pretentious and rude to two suitors. The suitors take it upon themselves to teach the ladies a lesson by having their servants woo them instead. Mayhem ensues as the ladies discover the ruse and learn a valuable lesson in manners.


24 HOUR PLAYS

5 plays conceived, written, rehearsed, and performed in one day!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 7:00 P.M.

Five playwrights, five directors, and scores of actors meet at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday night to talk about ideas, meet actors, and audition for yet-to-be-written, entirely unknown plays. Start the clock. By 7:00 A.M., five scripts are written, directors with actors return, and rehearsals begin. By 3:00 P.M., shows are in tech rehearsals fine-tuning lights, sound, costumes, props, and scenery. Everyone holds their breath for one moment. Curtain rises for the audience at 7:00 P.M. on five original shows.


ACTing Showcase
Thursday, February 2, 2012 @ 7-9 P.M.

Monologues, movement, scenes, and songs for NW Regional Acting Competition


HAIRSPRAY


Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684
Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

HAIRSPRAY, the Broadway Musical
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Whitman and Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

March 1-3, and 10-12, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.
Location:
RHS Auditorium
6941 N. Central St.
Auditorium entrance off of Ida St. near the truck loading zone, up the stairs to lobby doors.

HAIRSPRAY will delight you by sweeping you away to 1960s Baltimore, where the '50s are out -- and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show." Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program's reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair? Come see the show and find out!



Senior Shorts: senior-directed one-act play festival
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 7:00 P.M.
in the Black Box and Main Stage Studio theatres

Festival of short plays and scenes directed by RHS seniors


The Grimm Reader
Touring May 2012
presented by the Intermediate Acting class

Short scenes from The Brothers Grimm fairy tales





Roosevelt Theatre Department 2010-2011 Theatrical Season

RUCKUS!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 6-8 P.M.

Rooseveltís ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS Comedy and Improvisation Night where the points are fake, but the laughs are real!



The Pink Panther Strikes Again
By William Gleason
Based on the film by Blake Edwards and Frank Waldman
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

Thursday-Saturday, November 4-6, 2010
@ 7 P.M.
in the RHS Auditorium

The world's most unusual criminologist, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau - a role originally created by Peter Sellers - fights for his life and for the future of all mankind in the most bizarre and dangerous caper of his brilliantly successful and utterly clumsy career. Paul Dreyfus, once his long-suffering boss, now turned into a raving lunatic, holds the world at bay with the ultimate weapon - The Doomsday Machine. Dreyfus is out to get Clouseau, the man whose undeserved success has driven him crazy, and he threatens to vaporize continents if the nations of the world don't deliver Clouseau to him - alive or, if at all possible, dead! Blissfully unaware of the army of deadly assassins gunning for him, or that the beautiful girl who seeks him out is a Russian agent, Clouseau incredibly stumbles and slips by every attack. However, the world is running out of time because the increasingly-frustrated Dreyfus, doodling with the Doomsday Machine, is running out of patience. At the critical moment, it suddenly appears that Clouseau is finally running out of luck but as that fateful moment arrives, Clouseau fires from the hip and hits - our funnybone!



The Yellow Boat
By David Saar
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois
Thursday-Saturday, December 2-4, 2010
@ 7 P.M.
in the RHS Auditorium

The play is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia in the 1980s and required blood transfusions prior to the blood supply being tested for disease. Benjamin was the first AIDS-related death in Arizona. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's bouyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. The story of The Yellow Boat, based on a Scandinavian folksong, is a glorious affirmation of a child's life, and the strength and courage of all children.

"One was blue, one was red, and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun."



ACTing Showcase
Thursday, February 3, 2011 @ 6-8 P.M.

Monologues, movement, scenes, and songs for NW Regional Acting Competition



An Evening of Suspense
"The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

Thursday-Saturday, March 10-12, 2011
@ 7 P.M.
in the RHS Auditorium

What would you do if you had three wishes? In "The Monkey's Paw", the Whites learn to be careful what you wish for.

Who wouldn't want to win the lottery? In "The Lottery", citizens of their small town question the idea of tradition and what it means to win.



The Yellow Boat--State Encore Performance
By David Saar
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
@ 7 P.M.
in the RHS Auditorium

One of the top three high school productions to be showcased on the Main Stage at the Oregon Thespian State Conference in Salem, OR on April 1, 2011.



Roosevelt's Intermediate Acting class presents
JUST LIKE US
by Craig Sodaro
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services
Made possible through the Touching Lives Through Theatre grant from Pioneer Drama
Touring in April

This important play for young children teaches a critical lesson about prejudice in a simplistic, non-preachy manner. The story is told by an old tree, who stands neglected in a park. On one side of the park live the poetry loving Greens. On the other side of the park the Blues reside, where they enjoy playing musical instruments. Sadly, there is nothing but intolerance, fear and hatred between the Greens and the Blues. Why? No one quite remembers, but these ingrained feelings diminish the quality of everybody's lives, including the poor tree, who is left abandoned in the middle. When a storm brings the aqua and purple Allina to the park, both the Greens and the Blues learn some eye-opening lessons about each other and about life. This thought-provoking piece is ideal for touring and leaves the audience ready to launch into contemplative discussions and problem solving as children explore their own beliefs about stereotyping and prejudice.

This play is touring to local elementary schools as a part of the grant fulfillment which includes pre-show lesson and post-show talk back with the cast.

For more information on how you can bring this show to your school, please contact Jo S. Lane, Theatre Director and Teacher: jolane@pps.k12.or.us or call 503-916-5260 x71424. Tour dates and times limited so book now!

Click here for more information about Pioneer Drama Service's Touching Lives Through Theatre grant!



The Yellow Boat--National Encore Performance
By David Saar
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
@ 7 P.M.
in the RHS Auditorium

One of the top ten high school productions to be showcased on the Main Stage at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE in June 2011.



Senior Shorts: senior-directed one-act play festival
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 7:00 P.M.
in the Black Box and Main Stage Studio theatres

Festival of short plays and scenes directed by RHS seniors
Also, through our partnership with Profile Theatre from their profiled playwright for í10-í11, Lee Blessing, a staged reading of one Blessingís plays will be produced.





Roosevelt Theatre Department 2009-2010 Theatrical Season


RUCKUS!
September 23, 2009 @ 6-8 P.M.

Rooseveltís ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS Comedy and Improvisation Night where the points are fake, but the laughs are real!



Check, Please!
November 5-7 & 12-14, 2009 @ 7:00 P.M.

By Jonathan Rand
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. This play follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse--until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel?



ACTing Showcase
February 4, 2010 @ 7:00 P.M.

Scenes, monologues, pantomimes, music, and more presented in preparation for the NW Regional Acting and Shakespeare competitions in conjunction with music, art, and dance who will perform and showcase student work, as well.




The Wizard Of Oz
March 5-6 & 11-13th, 2010

Book by L. Frank Baum
-RSC version-

With Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart.
Book Adaptation by John Kane, from the motion picture screenplay
Produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark, Inc.


Come join Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man on their journey to find their intellect, courage, and heart, with Glinda the Good's guidance against the Wicked Witch of the West...where we are reminded once again, there's no place like home!



Senior Shorts
May 8, 2010 @ 7:00 P.M.

Festival of short plays and scenes directed by RHS seniors In conjunction with the SUN Inspirations Music & Arts Festival.






Roosevelt Theatre Department 2008-2009 Theatrical Season


Rooseveltís ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Comedy and Improvisation Night where the points are fake, but the laughs are real!
RHS Cafeteria Stage
Guest team: Westview HS in Beaverton


David and Lisa
by James Reach
Thursday - Saturday, December 4-6 @ 7:00 P.M.

Adapted from the book by Theodore Isaac Rubin, screenplay by Eleanor Perry

A two act play performed in one act produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
The story retells the strange, appealing, and utterly fascinating story of the two mentally-disturbed adolescents: David, the only song of wealthy parents, over-protected by a dominating mother, who is tortured by his mania against being touched; and Lisa, the waif who has never known parental love, who has developed a split personality and is in effect two different girls, one of whom will speak only in childish rhymes and insists upon being spoken to in the same manner. The play follows them during one term at Berkley School through exhilarating progress and depressing retrogression.




ACTing Showcase
Thursday, February 5, 2009 @ 7:00 P.M.

Scenes, songs, monologues, and pantomimes presented in preparation for the NW Regional Acting Competition.




See How They Run
A Hilarious British Farce by Philip King
Thursday-Saturday, March 12-14, 2009 @ 7:00 P.M.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Set during World War II, this hilarious British farce is a classic English comedy not to be missed. The lead character is Penelope Toop, former actress and now wife of the local vicar, The Rev. Lionel Toop. Miss Skillon, a churchgoer of the parish and a scold, arrives on bicycle to gossip with the vicar and to complain about the latest 'outrages' that Penelope has caused. The vicar then leaves for the night, and an old friend of Penelope's, Lance-Corporal Clive Winton, stops by on a quick visit. In order to dodge army regulations, he changes from his uniform into Lionel's second-best suit, complete with a clerical 'dog-collar' in order to see a production of "Private Lives" (a NoŽl Coward play in which they had appeared together in their acting days), while pretending to be the visiting vicar Arthur Humphrey who is due to preach the Sunday sermon the next day. Just before they set out, Penelope and Clive re-enact one of their scenes from "Private Lives" and manage to knock Miss Skillon (who has come back unannounced) unconscious. Miss Skillon, wrongly thinking she has seen Lionel fighting with Penelope, gets drunk on a bottle of cooking sherry and Ida, the Toopís Cockney maid, hides her in the broom cupboard. Then Toop, arriving back, is taken prisoner by an escaping German prisoner-of-war from a nearby camp, who takes his clerical clothes as a disguise. To add to the confusion, both the real Humphrey, and Penelope's uncle, The Bishop of Lax, unexpectedly show up early. Chaos quickly ensues, culminating in a cycle of running figures, most dressed as clergy.



Don't Count Your Chickens Until They Cry Wolf

Friday, April 16, 2009 @ 4:00 P.M. & Saturday, April 17, 2009 @ 2:00 P.M. & 4:00 P.M.



Senior Shorts
May 21, 2009 @ 7:00 P.M.

Festival of scenes from The Good Doctor, Act Two, by Neil Simon directed by ACT seniors



What Do You See?
Oregon Children's Theatre collaborative project

Friday, May 29th & Saturday May 30 @ 7:00 P.M.






Roosevelt Theatre Department 2007-2008 Theatrical Season


Rooseveltís ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS
Friday, September 28, 2007

Comedy and Improvisation Night where the points are fake, but the laughs are real!
RHS Cafeteria Stage
Guest team: Westview HS in Beaverton




This Is A Test
by Stephen Gregg
October 18 & 19, 2007 @ 7:00 P.M.

A comedy in one act
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

As the ticking clock reminds you, you have only sixty minutes to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didnít get the review sheets, the teacher doesnít seem to like you, and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time is passing and the voices in your head keep reminding you that though you may be having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news is that itís an opinion essay. The bad news is that itís in Chinese. And things arenít going to get any better!


ACTing Showcase
Thursday, January 25, 2008 @ 7:00 P.M.

Scenes, songs, monologues, and pantomimes presented in preparation for the NW Regional Acting Competition.




Roger and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!
March 13, 14, & 15, 2008 @ 7:00 P.M.

Set just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background for this love story of Curly, the handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl. Although their loveís journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, we have no doubt that they will succeed in making a new life together in a brand-new state!




Senior Shorts
May 16, 2008 @ 7:00 P.M.

Festival of short plays and scenes directed by ACT seniors





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