The story of "Educating Rita" is one of those be-careful-what-you-wish-for stories that take an audience on the journey of a personal search for a place in this world.
It's the story of a young, strait-laced student who goes to work for an alcoholic, bohemian professor and how their relationship has a dramatic impact on each of their lives. It was a wonderful movie with Michael Caine and Julie Waters just 30 years ago.
Renaissance Theaterworks opens a production of the play. Directed by the talented Julie Swenson, the play features two actors from the prestigious American Players Theatre in Spring Green: Jonathan Smoots and Christina Panfillio.
Opening night is Saturday, Jan. 19 and the play runs through Feb. 10.
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