Rex Putnam High School

Follow Your Path

 Welcome to the RPHS Theatre Department!

Kelley Marchant, Director
Department Email Address:
Box Office: 503-353-5870 x. 38600

Past Seasons

2016-17 SEASON

By John Kirkpatrick

Who was the woman at Dead Oaks? Her name was Sylvia Merriott, she had red hair and she always wore gloves. But who was she really? The real estate people don't know and the taxi driver has seen her only once, but from the moment Fran and her friends arrive, warnings appear. Judy feels sure there is someone else in the house Mrs. Merriott? Hal is slugged upstairs and when Rose tries to summon help the wires are cut. As the fog thickens outside, panic mounts inside. Irene's body is found stuffed in a cupboard and Lissie, who had looked through a window and saw something, is strangled. Ever increasing terror stalks until the murderer is trapped and the identity of Mrs. Merriott revealed. Then there is one more surprise.

Blackbox Theater (Limited Seating)
October 21st-29th 2016
Adapted for the stage by Joseph George Caruso 
Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas; an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. Silver is an unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold, coupled with his affection for Jim, cannot help but win the heart of every soul who has ever longed for romance, treasure and adventure.
PERFORMED WITH "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" by the Choir Department
Main Auditorium
December 8-10th, 2016


 An Original Piece
Since sexual harassment must first be defined and identified before it can ever be stopped, this series of vignettes reveals a broad spectrum of examples, from practically innocuous to blatant, and teaches that no one should have to put up with anything similar to what they see here.   (Touring Middle School Show)
March 21st and 23rd 7:00pm
Winter Showcase
Various scenes, one-acts, monologues, songs and devised theatre pieces from different classes in the theatre department.

Blackbox Theater   
February 1st & 2nd, 2017
By Ken Ludwig
Midsummer/Jersey is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. The story revolves around the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon (run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom). The night takes a magical turn when Oberon and the impish Puck arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love potion and a desire for mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite. Once again, we'll be partnering with NEW CENTURY PLAYERS to bring you a multi-generational performance! 
Main Auditorium
March 10, 11, 17, 18  @ 7:00pm  March 12 & 19 @2:00pm

Alice In Wonderland
Adapted by Tim Kelly

Follow that rabbit to a delightful, entertaining world of childhood fantasies.  Alice journeys into a world of talking animals, comic royalty and races where the contestants run in circles!  There are also the Mad Hatter’s frantic tea party, the watch-carrying White Rabbit and talking flowers.  Along the way Alice must deal with a sneezing duchess and a baby that turns into a pig!  The finale has Alice watching a trial, but she suddenly finds herself the accused!  The play gives a modern view to an old classic, where nonsense makes quite good sense. 

Main Auditorium
April 27, 28, 29, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Last Modified on February 6, 2017