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"Educating Rita"

September 24 - October 10 2004

Frank - Brian Watson
Rita - Hanne Steen

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Directed by Mitchell Kontoff
Stage Manager Shannon Pitonyak
Produced by Heidi Schenk

Frank a middle-aged professor in a University in Northern England find himself having to earn more money by tutoring an older student in English. His disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26-year-old hairdresser who is hurry for education. Rita quickly wins over the very reticent teacher by her native shrewdness and her refusal to accept secondhand academic opinions. In the course of the play she gives Frank a new lease on his life by making him believe in himself again.

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