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General Admission for Plays:
Adult/senior:  $12
Student: $6
 for July Musical:
Adult/senior:  $15
Student: $8


We believe that live theater can be an enhancement to all individuals, and is an essential part of any thriving community. 

We seek to involve the local community in all aspects of theater production and to provide accessibility to audiences in Ruston, and its surrounding communities. We believe that live theater lifts the spirit and provides a social and educational outlet for our community. We collaborate with artists and theatrical organizations in an effort to facilitate mutual support, recognition, and the exchanging of ideas. 

We work to encourage a thriving community of artists and appreciation of theater within Ruston and surrounding areas. We facilitate workshops, performances, and exhibits in an effort to enrich the lives of all citizens of Ruston. The Ruston Community Theatre strives to unleash the artistic potential of every community member. 

Ruston Community Theatre, believing that live theater can be an enhancement to all individuals, seeks to involve the local community in producing and providing accessibility to audiences in Ruston, Louisiana, and its surrounding communities.

 (318) 255-1450 Fax (318) 255-1425 Ruston Community Theatre P.O. Box 456  Ruston, LA 71273 

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Saul Zalesch


Ruston Community Theater was formed December 19, 1977 by a group of local citizens who loved theater and wanted to create an opportunity for the people of Ruston to direct, act, and attend local community productions. The names of the incorporators were; Mrs. Helen M. Thompson, Ms. Gladys Moore and Ms. Jane Sheppard. 


Charter members; Jeanelle Alexander, Bruce Campbell, Mr. & Mrs. Henry L. Campbell, Jr., Mr & Mrs. Gregory Chapman, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Jarrell, Sidney Landman, Mr. & Mrs. John Leich, Mrs. Gladys Moore, Mrs. Helen Moncrief, Ms. Ann Noble, Mr. & Mrs. Joe G. Sheppard, Mr. & Mrs. David Tucker, Dr. & Mrs. W.Y. Thompson, Ms. Carolyn Young, Bendel L. Tarleton, Ms. Beverly M. Davis, Dr. Reba K. Neel, Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Rives, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Faulkner, Dr. & Mrs. Frank N. Edens, Dr. & Mrs. John D. Winters, Dr. & Mrs. Allen Williams, Mr. & Mrs. William D. Jones, Mr. Rick Frederick, Mr. James Amerson, Mrs. Claire Brown, Dr. & Mrs. Floyd Langford, Dr. & Mrs. S. David Buice, Mr. & Mrs. Harold J. Gilbert, Ms. Kathryn D. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. Guy D. Leake, Jr., Ms. Winona Painter, Mr. Jack Painter, Dr. & Mrs. Dan Day, Mr. John Day, Mr. Douglas Day, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Williams, Mrs. Kay Terry, Ms. Sheri K. Crump, Ms. Virginia Kavanaugh, Mr. & Mrs. Don Beasley and Mr. & Mrs. John W. Perritt.


Without a facility the group preformed in various places around the city of Ruston. There was a need for this type of entertainment, and RCT continued to grow over the years. With the renovations of the Dixie Theater, RCT found its permanent home. 


When the Dixie Center for the Arts opened its doors in 2006, RCT moved in as a priority partner. Four plays are presented each season. RCT is governed by a board of directors elected by season membership. 

Call (318) 255-1450 Fax (318) 255-1425 Ruston Community Theatre P.O. Box 456  Ruston, LA 71273

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Ruston Community Theatre announces auditions for
A Christmas Story

 Written by:  Adapted by Philip Grecian

 Directed by: Mitch Dufour

 Production Dates: Dec. 3-6, 2015

 Presented by: Ruston Community Theatre

 Audition Dates & Place:

Sat. Sept. 26 10am

First National Bank Ruston on 167 in the community room

Mon. Sept. 28 6:30pm

Community Trust Bank Ruston across from Super1 in the community room

Audition Roles: 2 adult males, 2 adult females, 5 boys and 2 girls

We will also cast extra boys and girls, and could use a few extra men for off stage voices.

Ralphie Parker - 9 year old                         Mother- Ralphie's Mom

The Old Man – Ralphie's father                  Randy – Ralphie's little brother

Miss Shields – Ralphie's teacher               Flick – Ralphie's friend and classmate

Schwartz – Ralphie's friend and                Esther Jane Alberry - a classmate   

Helen Weathers - a classmate                     Scut Farkas - a bully

Santa Claus - Santa Claus is heard but not seen

This is the stage play version of the instant classic movie "A Christmas Story" released in 1983.  It is a charming story set in 1938 about a little boy that wanted "An Official Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle with a compass and thing that tells time built right into the stock!"  His mother, along with the rest of his world would deny him the gift, repeatedly telling him he will shoot his eye out. All of the iconic scenes and props you look forward to seeing in the movie each year will be presented on the Ruston Community Theatre stage, and you will want to be part of it!

It is helpful to attend both auditions, but not required.


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