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The Originals present Educating Rita

APRIL 20 - 7:30
APRIL 21 - 7:30
APRIL 22 - 2:30
APRIL 26 - 7:30
APRIL 27 - 7:30
APRIL 28 - 7:30

Rita (Jennifer Porter) a witty and down-to-earth working-class hairdresser from Liverpool, in a courageous break for personal freedom, signs up for an adult education class, and finds herself under the grudging tutelage of Frank (Dana Packard) a cynical, alcoholic English professor.  Bursting with curiosity and stymied by circumstance, Rita idealizes the privileged academic world of which she so longs to be a part.  Frank, a failed poet, long-since disillusioned by what he sees as the charade of academia, smothers his bitterness with booze and a talent for mockery.  Rita’s exuberance brings much needed air, and even joy, into Frank’s staid world, and the friendship that develops between the unlikely pair educates them both in unexpected ways.

"Warmly written...It is the interchange of feeling and realization of new approaches to life on both sides that make this play of particular interest." - London Telegraph

"A marvelous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hilarious social documentary; a fairy tale with a quizzical, half happy ending." - London Times

Earlier Event: December 10
A Christmas Carol
Later Event: May 25