Mainstage Productions

Lovers & Other Strangers

Written by Joseph Bologna and Renée Taylor

May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm


Directed by Peggy Page and Michael Wotypka

Ticket Prices: Adults $20.00
Seniors $15.00

A hit on Broadway and later on film, this edition includes the popular sequence Hal and Cathy created for the film and played by Gig Young and Anne Jackson. The other stories include Brenda and Jerry in a planned seduction gone wrong. Johnny and Wilma have been married so long that they can't remember who starts what. With Mike and Susan, on the eve their wedding, he's getting cold feet and she must gently talk him down the aisle. In the last, Bea, Frank, Richie and Joan, a long-married couple who have fought for over thirty years try to save their son's marriage by confessing to their own failures.


9-5 The Musical

Written by Patricia Resnick
Composer/Lyricist: Dolly Parton

JULY 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm


Directed by Susan Corning
Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton

Ticket Prices: Adults $25.00
Seniors $20.00

Book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy--giving their boss the boot. While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she?

A View From the Bridge

Written by Arthur Miller

September 21, 22, 23, 28, 29,30
October 5,6 and 7

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm


Directed by Frank Caiati

Ticket Prices: Adults $20.00
Seniors $15.00

A View from the Bridge is Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece the story of a man fighting against himself. The play is set in the 1950s. Eddie Carbone is an Italian American longshoreman who lives with his wife, Beatrice and his orphaned niece, Catherine. They live in an insular, self-ruled neighbourhood in the shadow of Brooklyn Bridge. Eddie is protective and kind toward Catherine. However, as the play develops we learn that his feelings are something more than that of an uncle. His attachment to her is brought into perspective by the arrival from Italy of Beatrice’s two cousins, Marco and Rodolpho. They have entered the country illegally, hoping to leave behind hunger and unemployment for a better life in America. Whereas Marco is a physically strong man with a starving family back home, charming Rodolpho is young, good-looking, blond, and single. He sings and dances. Catherine instantly falls for him and the wheels are set in motion for a dramatic climax.



Written by Roger O. Hirson
Composer/Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz

NOVEMBER 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29 AND 30
DECEMBER 1 and 2

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm


Directed by John Gilleece

Ticket Prices: Adults $25.00
Seniors $20.00

The musical Pippin tells the story of a young man at a crossroads in his life, asking the big question, “What is the meaning of my life?” The son of Charlemagne, Pippin is a man with choices. Does he follow in the footsteps of his father, one of the most powerful men in the land? Or does he strike out on his own to find his own way? Pursuing his journey, Pippin faces the choices that we all face when trying to find our place in the world. After trying many ways, he stumbles on love accidentally, and ultimately learns that love, however imperfect, is the key to life. Pippin is a play within a play. The story is told by a traveling troupe of actors (called “Players”), directed by the Leading Player. This troupe helps tell the story and help Pippin along the way to discovery, and then he eventually learns what they want him to discover.

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2019 Bethpage Best of the Boro

Bethpage Best of the Boro voting is now open through August 1. You can cast your vote for the Rockaway Theatre Company by going to the Arts and Entertainment section and voting for RTC in the Best Theater Arts Venue category.

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