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Production Season (2014-2015)

Announcing our 2014-2015 Season:


Hand Me Down the Silver Trumpet: A Red-Hot New Musical
Directed by Professor Kenneth Elliott

October 16th – October 19th, 2014
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Rutgers–Camden Theater kicks off its 2014-2015 Season with a new musical, “Hand Me Down the Silver Trumpet,” which celebrates the legacy of great African-American recording artists of the 1920s and 30s and features performances of classic blues, jazz, and gospel music performed by students, alumni, guest artists, and a truly swinging band!

The score consists of 18 tunes, some familiar and some obscure, written by top composers and lyricists of the 20s and 30s, and all of which were recorded for Victor’s “race catalog.” This was a vast catalog of recordings that were marketed to African-American communities of the period.

The story follows Dionne and her son James -a Rutgers student- who discovers a trove of old 78s while cleaning out his grandmother’s attic. James is transported back in time to a recording session at Victor Records circa 1928, where he encounters several well-known artists of the period, including Alberta Hunter and Rev. McGee, and is guided through his journey by a pair of jazz singers.

Hand Me Down the Silver Trumpet Artwork

View the Press Release
View the Cast List


** Thursday, October 16th at 10am – Now Open to the public! Tickets available now!**
Friday, October 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 18
at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 19 at 2:00pm. 


Ticket Information & Prices:

Tickets may be purchased by phone through the Impact Booth by calling: 856-225-6211. 

Tickets will also be sold at the Box Office beginning two (2) hours prior to curtain time. *The Box Office can only accept cash.*

**Rutgers Students may obtain their two (2) Free Tickets at the Impact Booth prior to the show, or at the door ONLY with a valid Rutgers Student ID Card. (See below for more pricing information.)**


General Admission – $15
Senior Citizens/Faculty/Staff/Alumni – $10
Students (with valid ID) – $7
Rutgers Students receive 2 Free tickets. (Additional tickets – $7)


Hand Me Down the Silver Trumpet is proudly sponsored in part by WRTI-FM.
WRTI - 90.1 FM



Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Professor Paul Bernstein

November 19th – November 23rd
Black Box Studio


Tom Stoppard is one of the world’s greatest, most prolific living playwrights, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is his pivotal masterpiece. It is wildly absurd, exceptionally witty, and remarkably reverent to several theater traditions at once.

Experience Hamlet from the unlikely point of view of two minor characters, Prince Hamlet’s old college friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, as they attempt to understand their roles in an Elsinore turned upside-down. What becomes certain is the impossibility of certainty itself. This interdisciplinary production combines acting and filmic design in a way that’s sure to turn one’s thoughts around and around and around! 


Thursday, November 20th at 7:30pm
Friday, November 21st at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 22nd at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 22nd at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 23rd at 2:00pm

High School Matinees:

Wednesday, November 19th at 10:00am
Friday, November 21st at 10:00am


All performances take place in the Black Box Studio in the Fine Arts Complex.

**Seating is strictly limited to 100 persons per performance. We strongly encourage early arrival to the theater, or pre-purchasing tickets through the Impact Booth in the Campus Center.**



The Student Directed One-Act Play Festival

February 11th – February 15th
Black Box Studio

Following Rutgers–Camden Theater’s tradition, join us for the annual Student Directed One-Act Play Festival! These plays may be short, but they pack a ton of fun and laughs into a small span of time. Perfect for those with short attention spans, this evening of One-Acts is sure to delight. Directed, performed, produced, and sometimes even written by Rutgers–Camden students, these shows will leave you laughing, crying, and hopefully wanting to see more!


Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 12th at 7:30pm
Friday, February 13th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 14th at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 15th at 2:00pm

All Performances take place in the Black Box Studio. Seating is limited.



The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Professor Kenneth Elliott

April 15th – April 19th
Walter K. Gordon Theater


Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece is a comic escapade of epic proportions. Full of social satire, impeccable wit, clever wordplay, and high farce, The Importance of Being Earnest retains its status as one of the funniest plays ever written.

Take a trip to the English countryside where upper-class manners and cucumber sandwiches are the name of the game. But for Jack and Algernon, all the rules get thrown out the window for the sake of love. Amid a whirlwind of mistaken identity and outrageous manipulations, the two men eventually discover, in more ways than one, what it truly means to be “earnest.”



Wednesday, April 15th at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 16th at 7:30pm
Friday, April 17th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 18th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 19th at 2:00pm


High School Matinee:

Friday, April 17th at 10:00am


Stay tuned for more details!
To reserve tickets for High School Matinees, please contact:
Jake Hufner – – 856-225-2870
or Maria Buckley – – 856-225-6176