of The Durham Savoyards, Ltd.




The Witch’s Curse

None of the village girls stand a chance at marriage because all the village lads love Rose Maybud, but are too shy to court her. When Robin Oakapple, who also loves Rose, becomes the wicked Baronet of Ruddigore, he must commit one major crime a day or die in agony. The ghosts of his ancestors step from their picture frames to confront him for not conscientiously carrying out this duty.

Ruddigore opened on January 21, 1887, at the Savoy Theatre and ran for 288 performances.

Durham Savoyards Performance History
  • May 16-17, 1969, Page Auditorium, Duke University

    Director: George Williams — Music Director: Allan Bone
    [Cast & Crew]

  • April 20-21, 1979, Page Auditorium, Duke University; April 27, 1979, Stewart Theatre, Raleigh, NC

    Director: Benjamin Keaton — Music Director: Allan Bone — Producer: Esai Berenbaum
    [Cast & Crew]

  • April 27-28, 1990 and May 4-5, 1990, Page Auditorium, Duke University

    Artistic Director: Randolph Umberger — Music Director: Benjamin Keaton — Producers: The Board of Governors of the Durham Savoyards
    [Cast & Crew]

  • March 19-21, 2004 and March 26-28, 2004, Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC

    Director: Derrick Ivey — Music Director: Alan Riley Jones — Producer: Karen Guidry
    [Cast & Crew] [Stage Photos] [Pub Photos] [Web page]

  • October 22-23, 2005, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC
    Special Halloween Edition

    Director: Derrick Ivey — Music Director: Ann McCloskey — Producer: Chris Newlon
    [Web page]

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