Manitoba Theatre Centre presents Educating Rita at The John Hirsch Theatre Mainstage from March 18th through April 10th. Tickets are now on sale and range from $15 to $85 depending on age, date and seat section.

Here is an excerpt from the MTC website:

Sometimes students end up being the best teachers. Frank is a poet and a professor of English literature whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to the bottle. Rita is a hairdresser from the wrong side of the tracks, hungry to find some meaning to life. But when the cigarette-smoking, gum-chewing and fast-talking Rita shows up in Frank’s office and demands an education, he is forced to re-evaluate his cynical attitude in the face of her enthusiasm.

The resulting clash of expectations, assumptions and social class leads to a funny, honest and heartfelt examination of the ups and downs of formal education – and of life.

Check out MTC’s website for more information and to purchase tickets.

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