No Refund Theatre is Penn State's PREMIERE student-run theatre group. We put on FREE plays every weekend! Podcasts feature interviews and previews for that week's NEW and FREE NRT show. Come check us out!
AUDITIONS FOR FALL '09 SHOWS!20/04/2009 Duration: 02min
No Refund Theatre is holding auditions for the FOUR shows that will open our Fall ‘09 season! NON-THEATRE MAJORS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME! These shows are: Sept 11-12: “A Night of One Acts,” featuring works by David Ives and Christopher Durang, directed by Johnna Scrabis Sept 18-19: “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling, directed by Buddy Ruse Oct 2-3: “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller, directed by Jesse Cramer Oct 9-10: “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, directed by Mark Celeste Auditions will be held MONDAY, April 20, through WEDNESDAY, April 22. The auditions will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Chambers Building lobby each evening. FOR AUDITIONS PLEASE: 1) SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME on the sheets posted on the door to the NRT office in 318 HUB (It’s right by the elevators on the 3rd floor). When you come to audition at your scheduled time, we’ll have you all initial by your sign-up time. *We will still accept walk-in auditions but be prepared to wait for an opening. 2) PREPARE A ONE-MINUTE M
NRT presents: "The Philadelphia Story"20/04/2009 Duration: 15min
Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord is getting married for the second time. While everything seems to be going off without a hitch, complications arise when a tabloid reporter and photographer arrive and things really heat up when her ex-husband Dexter drops in unexpectedly! By the end of the weekend, Tracy finds true love…but is it with the fiance, the reporter or her ex? Three chances to come see “The Philadelphia Story” by Philip Barry: THURSDAY, APRIL 23 FRIDAY, APRIL 24 SATURDAY, APRIL 25 All shows are in 111 Forum at 8PM and all shows are FREE! Starring: Tracy Lord - Erin Lane C.K. Dexter Haven - Ryan Simmons Mike Connor - Matt Davidson George Kittredge - Jason Cassidy Liz Imbrie - Jessie Leo Margaret Lord - Johnna Scrabis Dinah Lord - Elaina Mercurio Sandy Lord - Bram McGinnis Willie Tracy - Alex Principe Seth Lord - J. Samuel Horvath Elsie - Alyssa Dytko Assistant Director - Adam Bouc Director - Ted Chylack
No Refund Theatre presents: "The Nickelodeon Throwback!"13/04/2009 Duration: 26min
You are invited to a hilarious flashback of some of the best times growing up in the ’90s! Come see NRT’s “The Nickelodeon Throwback,” a collection of all the best episodes from your favorite old-school Nick shows– expect to seek adventures with Quailman, rock out with The Beats, enjoy a game of football with Arnold and the gang, stay up all night with Pete & Pete, and take a trip back to Camp Anawana. We promise a fun-filled night of nostalgia for those who grew up in the ’90s, and a just plain good time for anyone who didn’t! THREE PERFORMANCES: Thursday, April 16 Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 All shows are at 8 pm in 111 Forum! FREE!! DIRECTED BY: Robin Kowa & Pete Kadushin STARRING (in alphabetical order): Ashley Morocco Bridgid Zvirblis Buddy Ruse Colin Farley Johanna Kirchheimer Mitch Manway Paul Bailey Sarah Lutz Serenity Ireland Shana Lombardi Travis Czap Trent She Vinny DelPrince This is definitely a show you DON”T WANT TO MISS because there’s just something about “Old School Nickelodeon
NRT presents: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"05/04/2009 Duration: 17min
Listen to the cast of this NRT production to learn more about this William Shakespeare classic story of love, mischief and enchantment. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is one of the greatest comedy plays by William Shakespeare. The play revolves around the adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The story takes place in Midsummer and is a complex farce featuring Hermia & Lysander and Helena & Demetrius. Their romantic intrigues are confused and complicated still further by entering the forest where Oberon, the King of the Fairies and his Queen, Titania, preside. Puck (or Robin Goodfellow) is a major character who is full of mischief and tricks. Other visitors to the enchanted forest include Bottom the weaver and his friends Snug, Snout, Quince and Flute, the amateur dramatists who want to rehearse their terrible but hilarious version of the play Pyramus and Thisbe. THREE PERFORMANCES: Thursday, April 9 Friday, April 10 Sa
NRT presents: "Phroth Phest"31/03/2009 Duration: 10min
Listen and learn about this student-scripted comedy show from the directors and a third-time cast member!! Phroth Phest is a sketch comedy show written by the writers of Phroth, Penn State’s one and only humor magazine, and performed by No Refund Theatre! A night of hilarious entertainment right here on campus for free? How can you pass that up? Really. THREE PERFORMANCES: Thursday, April 2 - 9:00 pm Friday, April 3 - 8:00 pm Saturday, April 4 - 8:00 pm All shows will be in 111 Forum for FREE! Starring: Bobby Brooks Kelly Fitzpatrick Alexa Fox John Gueterman Rich Hidirsah Danny Kincaid Brittney Klein Alyssa Mulligan Directed by: Eden Reis Assistant Directed by: Matt Radlow
No Refund Theatre presents: "The Laramie Project"23/03/2009 Duration: 14min
Listen and learn about this week's NRT show from the director and assistant director of this production! "The Laramie Project," a play by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, is a chronicle of life in Laramie, Wyoming, during the year following the assault and death of Matthew Shepard in 1998. The New York-based theater company conducted more than 200 interviews to create this work of theatrical journalism. THREE PERFORMANCES: Thursday, March 26 @ 9PM Friday, March 27 @ 8PM Saturday, March 28 @ 8PM All shows are in 111 Forum!! FREE! Directed by Katie Bucaro Assistant directed by Anthony Arbaiza Starring: Kelly Arbogast Nicole Arias Ted Chylack Jesse Cramer Hannah Cranville Mike DiLullo Laura Herrmann Ryan Kramer Shana Lombardi Bram McGinnis Sarah Nathan Ariela Rossberg Chris Stinson Steve Travis
NRT presents: "Rumors"16/03/2009 Duration: 12min
Listen and learn about NRT’s production of “Rumors” by Neil Simon!! Don't miss this chance to enjoy an evening of hijinks and fun! The deputy mayor of New York and his wife have invited four couples to their elegant home in order to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. When the first couple arrives, they find the hostess missing and the host lying upstairs with a superficial bullet wound. They then attempt to hide what they believe and fear is a scandal from the second couple, who tries to hide it from the third, and so on and so on, until every guest is caught in a series of crazy events consisting of swirling “rumors” and misunderstandings. An off-stage car crash, a therapist who attempts a group session by phone, a would-be senator running from his infidelity-suspecting wife, and a disappeared Oriental domestic make for an exciting menagerie of chaos! THREE PERFORMANCES: Thursday, March 19 Friday, March 20 Saturday, March 21 All will be at 8 pm in 111 Forum! FREE!! Chris Gorman: Lauren Lynch Ken
NRT presents: "Wait Until Dark"26/02/2009 Duration: 27min
Listen and learn about the next and last production before Spring Break: "Wait Until Dark" by Frederick Knott. The director, Ted Chylack, and cast discuss the play, Ted's similarities to Merlin and how "gently used" is not the same as "new." Only TWO chances to see this suspense thriller: Wednesday, March 4, at 9 pm & Thursday, March 5, at 8 pm -- both shows in 102 Forum! Free! About the play: Welcome to Susy's world. It's dark, it's unfriendly and there's no telling who you can trust. For a blind woman in New York City, life is hard. For Susy, it's even harder because she has three drug dealers terrorizing her. But eventually she decides to turn the tables on them and level the playing field. Unfortunately for her, nothing can happen while it's still light out, so she has to 'wait until dark.' Susy Hendrix - Johnna Scrabis Mike Talman - Sam Horvath Harry Roat - Anthony Arbaiza Detective Carlino - Katie Bucaro Gloria - Jessie Leo Sam Hendrix - Sean Sadler Police Officers - Anne Grybowski and Vinny DelPrince
NRT presents: "Schoolgirl Figure"23/02/2009 Duration: 13min
Listen to learn about this week's NRT show: "Schoolgirl Figure" by Wendy MacLeod. A dark comedy going up during National Eating Disorder Awarness Week. Renee, Patty, and Jeanine go to a school where only one thing matters. Being thin. The thinnest girl gets The Bradley and Monique's recent death has left him up for grabs. Let the diet wars begin. TWO PERFORMANCES: Friday, Feb. 27 Saturday, Feb. 28 All at 8 pm in 111 Forum! FREE!!! Directed by Johanna Kirchheimer Assistant Directed by Buddy Ruse and Alyssa Dytko Starring... Robin Kowa Melissa Zabell Elaina Mercurio Aiden Davis Nicole Arias Katie Carriero Elle Maney Erin Lane Christen Buckley
NRT presents: "The Velveteen Rabbit"18/02/2009 Duration: 30min
NRT presents this children's musical based on the classic story by Margery Williams. Join us for this delight for all ages! Children will have a chance to participate on stage! FOUR PERFORMANCES: Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 pm Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2 & 5 pm All are FREE! In 111 Forum! This production features four children from Radio Park Elementary School. All donations will be given to THON. Directed by Morgan Pfeiffer Assistant directed by Nicole Arias Starring: Velveteen Rabbit - Nicole Wells Nana - Kaitlin Boland Skin Horse - Ryan Bergman Nursery Fairy/Safari Lady: Emily Shuff And featuring from Radio Park Elementary School: Jimmy - Nathan McKinstry, age 8 Army Soldier/Rabbit 1 - Aileen McKinstry, age 10 Duck/Rabbit 3 - Krissy Bonness, age 9 Rag Doll/Rabbit 2 - Lauren Davis, age 11 Choreography by Katherine Leiden Music Assistant: Ryan DeNardis Sound: Alex Shields Lights: Adam Bouc
NRT presents: "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut"09/02/2009 Duration: 39min
The director and cast of this week's NRT production of "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" discuss the show and why YOU should NOT miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!! Come see NRT's stage adaptation of the film "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. ALL music is intact (and expanded to be played by a live pit) When four boys from the quiet mountain town of South Park see a Canadian Film, they pick up some of the foul language used by the actors. Their outraged parents begin a protest against Canada that escalates to the kidnapping of Terrance and Phillip and an eventual declaration of war between the US and Canada. Such a war would be the final sign in an ancient prophecy that would allow Satan (and his lover, Saddam Hussein) to rise from hell and rule the earth. It seems it's up to the kids of South Park to rescue Terrance and Phillip and save the world. THREE PERFORMANCES: 9 pm on Thursday, Feb. 12 8 pm on Friday, Feb. 13 8 pm on Saturday, Feb. 14 All shows are
NRT Presents: "Exit the King"02/02/2009 Duration: 14min
Listen and learn about this absurdist comedy presented by No Refund Theatre! The play is FREE, but you have ONLY THREE chances to see "Exit the King"... Thursday, Feb. 5 Friday, Feb. 6 Saturday, Feb. 7 All performances will be at 8 p.m. in 111 Forum. Don't miss out!! Come see NRT's performance of "Exit the King" by Eugene Ionesco. This is the story of the 400 year old monarch, King Berenger I. In this highly stylized, absurdist comedy, he is told that he is going to die by the end of the show, getting there is the issue. Directed by Ryan Bergman Ass. Director: Jessie Leo Tech. Director: Mark Celeste King: Adam Bouc Queen Marguerite: Sabrina Bierer Queen Marie: Lauren Valasa Doctor: Vinny DelPrince Juliette: Ariela Rossberg Guard: Brett Goodnack Again, shows are Feb. 5, 6, 7 at 8PM in 111 Forum. As always, it's FREE!!!!!! Invite all your friends! You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll see some pretty fantastic acting.
NRT Presents: Frozen27/01/2009 Duration: 37min
Listen and learn about this drama presented by No Refund Theatre! The play is FREE, but you have ONLY THREE chances to see "Frozen"... Friday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. AND 8 p.m. All performances will be in 111 Forum. Don't miss out!! One evening 10-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope. Agnetha, an American academic, comes to England to research a thesis: “Serial Killing—A Forgivable Act?” Then there’s Ralph, a loner who’s looking for some distraction. Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark on a long, dark journey which finally curves upward into the light. Angry, humane and compassionate, FROZEN is an extraordinary play that entwines the lives of a murderer, the mother of one of his victims and his psychologist to explore our capacity for forgiveness, remorse and transformation after an act that would seem to rule them out entirely. Directed by Jesse Cramer Starring: Sarah Ameigh Matt Davidson Allie Gemmill AGA
NRT Presents: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune20/01/2009 Duration: 20min
Listen and learn about this drama presented by No Refund Theatre! The play is FREE, but you have ONLY THREE chances to see "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune"... Thursday, Jan. 22 Friday, Jan. 23 Saturday, Jan. 24 All performances will be at 8 p.m. in 111 Forum. Don't miss out!! You're never too old to fall in love, but you may be too crazy. Come see how the lives of two people can be changed over the course of one night in this romantic comedy by Terrance McNally. -Photo by Sarah Nathan
NRT Presents: "The 24-Hour Theatre Experiment Extravaganza"16/01/2009 Duration: 10min
Listen and learn about this THEATRE EXPERIMENT presented by No Refund Theatre! The show is FREE, but you have ONLY ONE chance to see "The 24-Hour Theatre Experiment Extravaganza" -- Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. in 111 Forum. Don't miss out because THIS SHOW WILL NEVER BE PERFORMED AGAIN, ANYWHERE, EVER!!! What is it? Well... At 8 pm on Friday a group of performers, writers, and directors will get together be broken up into teams and then they will write, rehearse, and eventually perform a play all within 24 hours!!! All they will be given is a word in which the play must revolve around, but it can literally go in any direction. In 2007 the word was "affair." What resulted was a show about "affairs" and a show about "a fair." In 2008 the word was "Free." We had a show about an escaped convict, inmates in an asylum, and a freelance super hero who indeed worked for Free. Come see what we come up with this year!!!
NRT Presents: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"04/12/2008 Duration: 33min
Listen and learn about this compelling drama presented by No Refund Theatre! The play is FREE, but you have ONLY THREE chances to see "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" -- Thursday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. in 111 Forum. Don't miss out!! George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. Starring: Anthony Arbaiza Hilary Caldwell Ryan Kramer Ariela Rossberg This show is 3 hours long with two 10 minute intermissions (included in run time).