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Riverside Lyric Ensemble presents Educating Rita by Willy Russell.
Set in Britain, the play follows the relationship between a young Liverpool working class hairdresser and Dr. Frank Bryant, a middle-aged university lecturer, during the course of a year.
Susan (who initially calls herself Rita), dissatisfied with the routine of her work and social life, seeks inner growth by signing up for and attending an Open University course in English Literature. The play opens as ‘Rita’ meets her tutor, Frank, for the first time. Dr Frank Bryant is a middle-aged, alcoholic career academic who has taken on the tutorship to pay for his drink. The two have an immediate and profound effect on one another.
The play deals with the concept of freedom, change, England’s class system, the shortcomings of institutional education, and the nature of self-development and personal relationships.
DIRECTOR: Debbie Smith
Leof Kingsford Smith plays Frank
Cassady Maddox plays Rita
Dates & Times:
10.30am, Tuesday 19 March 2013
10.30am, Wednesday 20 March 2013
7.30pm, Wednesday 20 March 2013
10.30am, Thursday 21 March 2013
10.30am, Friday 22 March 2013
7.30pm, Friday 22 March 2013
2:00pm, Saturday 23 March 2013
Adult $35, Conc. $30, Student/Teacher $22*
*Transaction fees may apply