Love in Reserve

Rubber City Theatre

Akron, OH
Professional Theatre

By: Eric Mansfield

November 5 - November 20, 2021

Show Description:

Ray and Kate Strong were high school sweethearts in Ohio. After graduation, Ray joined the Army, and Kate followed him as his training progressed. While they have been talking about marriage for several years, their wedding plans were sped up when Ray was mobilized for the Iraq invasion. Hours before Ray boarded a plane for the war, they were married in the post chapel in a hasty ceremony and no family present. It is nine months later when the play opens with Kate alone in their military apartment. She has been counting down the final days for Ray's return home when she hears a news report of an attack at Ray's base camp, Camp Freedom. Unable to get information about whether Ray is dead or alive, Kate fears the worst. This love story crescendos with sharp feelings, dramatic moments, and even some comedic levity all while draped in the constant uncertainty of whether Ray is already dead.

Staff and Cast

Director: Dane CT Leasure

Paige Felger - Kate
Christian Achkar - Ray
Lysander Mills - Army Officer/Understudy


7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2:30pm Sundays

Runtime: 1h 30m (with a 15m intermission)


$10 - $35

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Content Advisories

This Production discusses topics and situations that some viewers may find uncomfortable. Please email for more information.

Coronavirus Precautions

COVID-19 Protocols

To ensure the health and safety of our patrons, employees, artists, staff, and volunteers, Rubber City Theatre has implemented the following requirements for attending our productions:

​Vaccination Required

At this time, all patrons MUST show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID 19. To be permitted into the theatre, patron’s must show their vaccination card (or a picture of their vaccination card) AND a valid photo ID.​

To be considered “Fully Vaccinated”, a period of 14 days must have passed since either the second shot of a CDC or WHO-approved two-shot vaccine or since the administration of a CDC or WHO-approved one-shot vaccine.

Patrons who cannot be vaccinated will be required to provide proof of a negative test result from a lab-certified antigen COVID-19 test taken within six hours prior to entering Rubber City Theatre and its premises OR a negative test result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to entering Rubber City Theatre and its premises.

Face Mask Required

All patrons must wear a face mask that fits securely over their mouth and nose while inside Rubber City Theatre and its premises. Masks may be temporarily removed for the consumption of foods and beverages, but prolonged periods of being unmasked are not permitted.


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Patrons Feeling Unwell

Patrons who are feeling ill or feel as though they are showing one or more of these symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, or Diarrhea) are asked to stay home.

In the event that a patron is unable to attend a performance due to feeling ill or that they are experiencing symptoms of COVID 19, they may email to receive a refund, to exchange their tickets, or to donate their tickets.

Meet and Greets

Audience members are asked to depart at the end of the show. No meet and greets with the actors will take place for health and safety. If you want to meet up with any actors, please do so outside.

Preparing For Your Performance

Performances are being sold at full capacity.

Social distancing is encouraged throughout the lobby, restroom, and public spaces.

Hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting wipes will be available throughout the theater.

We are following enhanced cleaning and strict disinfection protocols.​

​Unwillingness to Comply

Anyone entering the theater will be required to follow the health and safety policies of Rubber City Theatre. Patrons unwilling to comply will be denied admission or be asked to leave by a member of our staff.


Rubber City Theatre
243 Furnace St.
Akron, OH 44304