2nd Act

2nd Act

Act I: You wanted to be an actor…run lights or sound for a play…move the sets…but you didn’t have the time or opportunity.

Act 2: Your children are grown and on their own…your career is secure…you’re enjoying retirement…

Now it’s time for YOU to fulfill that dream of being on stage or working behind the scenes.

Recognizing the limited opportunities for mature adults to pursue their interest in theatre, Robidoux Resident Theatre has developed a program for people with various levels of theatrical experience.

Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
Reserved Seating | 816.232.1778
Alternative Purchase Locations
in person | Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
by phone | 816.232.1778
day of show | Ruby Theatre Box Office | 45 minutes prior to show

Stepping into Theatre Classes for Adults 55 years+

Workshops for those with no to limited theatrical experience

• Meets 90 minutes once a week for 9 weeks, ending with a showcase for the public
• Sep – Nov and Feb – Apr
• Participants will take “Stepping into Theatre” only once
• Cost: $35

Curtain Up
Workshops for those with previous theatrical experience or who have taken “Stepping into Theatre”

• Meets 90 minutes once a week for 9 weeks, ending with a showcase for the public
• Sep – Nov and Feb – Apr
• Participants may repeat “Curtain Up” as often as they wish since scripts, cuttings, etc. will change
• Cost: $35

In “Stepping into Theatre” and “Curtain Up,” participants will experience the foundations of performance art by “playing a part” in a fun, non-threatening way. Theatre games, laughter, yet attention to detail will make the workshops enjoyable for not only the most self-conscious person but also the budding “ham”. Each session will include 

• Warm-ups (vocal and physical)
• Concepts (characterization, movement, costumes, props, terminology, etc.)
• Rehearsals (improv, humorous / dramatic interpretation, duet acting, storytelling, poetry, etc.)
• Feedback from the teaching artist and class

2nd Act Players

A troupe for the more experienced actor/technician

• Meets 90 minutes once a week Sep – Dec (winter break) Jan – May (spring break), and May – Aug (for performances as requested)
• Rehearses one-act plays, readers theatre, storytelling, etc. and constructs transportable sets, props, costumes, etc.
• Performs multiple times for the public as well as for various agencies (schools, retirement centers, libraries, arts camps, etc.)
• Will focus on creating well-rounded performances beyond workshop activities
• May be taken in conjunction with “Curtain Up”
• Cost: $35 fall / $35 spring

RRT wants to make sure that everyone with an interest in theatre is able to participate.

Robidoux Resident Theatre’s 2nd Act Players (adults 50+) will perform “An Evening of Comedy,” Nov 9 at 7 pm at The Ruby Theatre, 615 S. 10th.

Actors from “Curtain Up” and “Stepping into Theatre” classes will leave you rolling in laughter. An ex-wives club, an inept county clerk, an unhappy customer at a complaint department, and a grumpy Santa Claus are just a few of the characters you’ll meet.

Tickets are $2 at the door, general admission seating (but other donations will be accepted gladly). Doors open 1 hour before performance. For more information call the RRT office, 232-1778.