Educating Rita


Educating Rita

Rita is a working-class hairdresser who wants to learn. Frank is a failed poet and professor who wants to drink.

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October 5 - November 11, 2018

Black Box

Tickets: Starting at $45 (Previews $25)

By Willy Russell
Directed by Lynne Collins


Underwritten by Karen and Jack Berryhill

When they are thrown together, they embark on a journey that neither expected. The story is loosely based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion , which became the heart of My Fair Lady and the film Pretty Woman . This funny and touching play reveals the unlikely connections that can surprise and change us.

Genre: Drama


Content: Young Adult – Adult Audiences


Performance Dates

Volunteer preview: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Previews: October 3 & 4, 2018
Performances: October 5 – November 11, 2018 Wed at 1:00 pm, Thurs – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm.
Opening night: Friday, October 5, 2018


Talk Backs

Following every performance, members of the ensemble will be available for informal discussions about the performance.


Theatre Salons

Have a passion for theatre? Then join the Arvada Center Theatre Salon where you’ll spend 4 weeks exploring the script and its themes, the sets and costumes, the playwright and the history behind it all. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the production and meet the people who make it happen!

Theatre Salon dates:

  • Classes: Thursday evenings 7-9 pm, Oct. 11 - Nov. 1
  • Performance: Oct. 25

Habitat for Humanity performance

Proceeds from the 2 p.m. performance of Educating Rita on October 20 will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.

Buy tickets benefiting Habitat for Humanity