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February 6-8, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.

February 9, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.

By Willy Russell​

Educating Rita is a witty yet poignant look at a working class woman’s attempts to change her social circumstances through pursuit of an Open University qualification. Her tutor Frank, a frustrated poet, academic, and alcoholic, is less than enthusiastic about taking on Rita as a student. However, he is fascinated by her take on life and realizes that she has academic potential. Through a series of events, Rita and Frank’s friendship goes to pivotal highs and earth-shattering lows. Educating Rita is one of Willy Russell’s best known plays, drawing on every emotion to produce a profoundly moving, yet also hilarious two-hander.

Tickets: $16 • Members: $14 • Students: $10 | Whitaker Black Box Theater