Written by Willy Russell, the author of a number of hit plays including Shirley Valentine, the play tells the story of Rita, a brash, young hairdresser with a free spirit who is hungry to improve her lot in life. When she enrols at the local university, she discovers a passion for literature and turns her boozy and burnt-out professor’s life upside down. Educating Rita is a unique take on a classic story people may recognize from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion or perhaps My Fair Lady. Educating Rita offers its stars two of the finer roles in theatre and Valley Summer Theatre is delighted to feature Nova Scotia’s own Andrea Lee Norwood as Rita and Ottawa based actor Todd Duckworth as Frank. Pamela Halstead returns to Valley Summer Theatre for her fourth season to direct.
Educating Rita runs from July 26 to August 18 at Wolfville’s Al Whittle Theatre. Tickets for the preview performance on July 26th are only $18 for adults and $15 for students. There are also special opening weekend prices with tickets for the performances from July 27th to 29th selling for just $25 for adults and $20 for students. After opening weekends the prices will be $30 for adults and $23 for students. All prices include HST.
Tickets can be purchased at the Box of Delights Bookshop Wolfville; by calling toll free to 1-877-845-1341 or online from ticketpro.ca