Ragtime Still Relevant
The Xavier Players’ production of Ragtime, an award-winning musical based on the namesake novel by E.L. Doctorow, is a portrait of life in America in the early 1900s that remains relevant today. The musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, as they confront the timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.
Join the Xavier Players as they perform Ragtime in the Gallagher Student Center Theater on:
• Thursday, Oct. 21 – 7:30 p.m.
• Friday, Oct. 22 – 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 23 – 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ticket price for students, senior citizens and Xavier employees is $5 in advance or $7 the day of the show. Admission is $15 for the general public. Purchase tickets online.
Following the Saturday matinee performance, history professor John Fairfield will join audience members to provide insight about the fascinating era in which the play takes place. Cast members and directors will be in attendance as well. Stop by for refreshments and a lively discussion.
Prior to the Saturday evening performance, the “Forget-Me-Not” dancers will perform in the Gallagher Student Center atrium. Students and families also will have the opportunity to pose for old-time photos.