All About RAPA
What All the Buzz is About
Who we are!
Founded in 1989, the Russell Association for the Performing Arts (RAPA) is a local, not-for-profit amateur theatre company. While we are best known for the two major productions we present each year, we also provide bursaries for local students pursuing post-secondary education in the arts, provide sound and lighting equipment for other local charities, and otherwise give back to this wonderful community we call home
2018-2019 RAPA Board
President - Sandra McNeill
Vice President -
Treasurer - Cynthia MacRae
Secretary - Tammy Wall
Past President - Mike Moreau
Members at Large
Debbie Brink, Joyce Chartrand, Maria Chesser
Lucie Forget, Anemone Fritzen, Kevin Kennedy
Carolyn Patterson, Dave Rama, John Tobias
Our Next Production!
Called "the funniest farce ever written," Michael Frayn’s Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folks, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and-of course- flying sardines!
November 20 - 7:30 PM
November 21 - 7:30 PM
November 22 - 7:30 PM
November 23 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Russell High School, 982 North Russell Road in Russell
$20 general admission, $16 Students and Seniors (65+)
Or Visit a Ticket Outlet:
Pronto (Russell), Foodland, Village Bakery and the Embrun Mall Kiosk
RAPA has been on the stage for 30 years! Take a walk down memory lane while looking through our Archive of Past Shows!
We are currently building a digital archive of photos and medial from past productions. If you have anything you'd like to contribute, please email RAPA and
Check back here in November for information regarding Auditions for our Spring 2020 Production!
To find out more about RAPA or to volunteer your time or just to chat with the friendly folks on the RAPA executive you can e-mail us at email@example.com
P.O. Box 375
Russell, ON K4R 1C8