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2015 - 2016 50th Anniversary Season

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CSUSB turns 50 this year, and the Department of Theatre Arts is celebrating by presenting two 60’s-themed shows. Tartuffe, a 17th century French farce reset in 1965 Southern California, will open the season and one of biggest hit musicals of the early ‘60s, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, will close it. In between, don’t miss the 1,400 year-old The Arabian Nights as retold by virtuoso playwright Mary Zimmerman and our Student New Play Showcase, which highlights CSUSB’s talented student playwrights. Both Tartuffe and The Arabian Nights will be presented on the CSUSB Palm Desert campus this season, too.

This year we also bid a fond farewell to long-time Technical Director Harlan Jeglin. Harlan made sure that the curtain rose on time for every CSUSB production for more than half the years that CSUSB has been operation! To honor Harlan, the Department is raising funds to name the scene shop in his honor. Please join us in supporting the Harlan Jeglin Scene Shop Fund by donating at the box office today.

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Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows'  "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying"

Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows'

"How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying"
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Based upon the book by Shepherd Mead

June 3 - 12, 2016

Directed by CSUSB professor Tom Provenzano, the play follows the meteoric rise of young J. Pierrepont Finch from ambitious window washer to vice president of advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company, all thanks to the morally bankrupt advice found in a book entitled “How to Succeed in Business…” As he climbs the corporate ladder, Finch begins to jeopardize not only his career, but also his blossoming romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington. This musical production set in the 1960s is a satirical tale of ambition, capitalism, caffeine addiction and questionable ethics. “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” opens Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m.


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