In 2015-16, CSUSB celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Department of Theatre Arts offered its first production in the fall our second year and we have been part of the San Bernardino artistic scene ever since.
So . . . Welcome to our 50th year of producing plays! Our theme this year is “journeys:” from home, through the looking glass, off to war, and around the
Broadway musical world.
Student New Play Showcase, featuring:
Produced by Carol Damgen, Written by Chloe Diaz
October 20 - 23, 2016
It’s 1944 in Southern California and while Americans on the home front work to support the war effort, Grace, a young Mexican American woman, struggles to find her own voice in spite of racial and cultural obstacles of the times. "Mujer Fuerte" will perform in our intimate Black Box Theatre Thursday
"Alicia in Wonder Tierra"
Written by Silvia Gonzalez S., Directed by Johanna Smith
November 11 - 20, 2016
When Alicia enters a Mexican curio shop with her mother, she accidentally finds herself transported into fantastic realms, filled with amazing creatures and brilliant Mexican imagery. Steeped in Latin American cultural icons, Alicia begins to learn the difference between tradition and stereotype as she attempts to find her way back home to her family. This unique, family-friendly production features actors and puppets performing side-by-side in a space that reveals new wonders as each scene evolves.
"Mother Courage and Her Children"
Written by Bertolt Brecht, Translation by David Hare; Directed by Tom Provenzano
March 10 - 19, 2017
“Mother Courage” follows the life of camp follower, Anna Fierling and her three children, as they roam a war-torn country in a wagon that acts as both a shop and their home. Anna’s efforts to support her family in the face of relentless war highlights the collateral damage of “non-combatants” in a story as old as Herakles and as new as yesterday’s front page.
Family Night at the Theatre
April 21, 2017
The always popular, FREE “Family Night at the Theatre” returns! Enjoy an evening of dance, music and theatre with workshops for the entire family followed by performances by CSUSB and local Elementary School students. Available Workshops include: Dance, Music, Poetry/Writing, Masks or Puppetry, and Theatre. Workshop spaces are limited, and reservations are recommended. Reserve your spot online today!
"The World Goes 'Round"
By John Kander and Fred Ebb, Directed by Kathryn Ervin
June 2 - 11, 2017
Enter the worlds of John Kander and Fred Ebb in this incredible, career spanning musical revue featuring song and dance selections from some of their most renowned musicals, such as ”Chicago” (“All That Jazz;” “Mr. Cellophane”), “Cabaret” (“Maybe This Time;” “Cabaret”), “New York, New York” (“There Goes the Ballgame;” “New York, New York”) and many more!
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