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RCT opens season on Friday with 'Educating Rita'

“Educating Rita” opens the 2014-2015 season his weekend at Renton Civic Theatre.

Directed by Victoria Webb, the play is the story of Frank, an English tutor in his 50sww, who drinks and buries himself in books. In comes Rita, a forthright 26-year-old hairdresser, who is eager to learn. The play follows their blossoming relationship as Rita wins over a hesitant Frank, with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer.

The student/teacher relationship gives Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she’s after. “Educating Rita” originally became a hit with Michael Caine and Julie Walters and was written by Willy Russell.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for students and seniors. The show runs Sept. 5 through Sept. 20. Show times at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays; 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m., Sundays.

For tickets call the box office at 425-226-5529 or visit the website,

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