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October 8, 2002
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California State University, Dominguez Hills
Stages the Timeless Comedy "The Woolgatherer"

CARSON, Calif: - The University Theatre is the setting as California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) ushers in another season of full productions with the timeless comedy, "The Woolgatherer," over two consecutive weekends in October. This play runs from Oct. 11 - 13 and from Oct. 18 - 20. The curtain opens on all shows at 8 p.m., except on Oct. 13 and 20 when the play begins at 2 p.m.

Directed by Rex Heuschkel, "The Woolgatherer" is a study on the dynamics of opposite attraction. Heuschkel has played an important part in the academic and production activity of the Theatre Arts Program at CSUDH for 13 years. He has served as coordinator of the Design/Technology program, and provided leadership in student growth and participation in the theater's production work. When questioned about the messages that "The Woolgatherer" leaves with the audience, Heuschkel summed it up in this way: "This play is a marvelous dramatic moment of discovery. Written by William Mastrosimone in the late '70s, this delightful comedy enhances the dreams of two very diverse and opposite characters who come together for a brief moment to discover they have more in common than originally perceived. These two unique individuals, a truck driver named Cliff and a 99-cent store clerk named Rose, spend some very comic moments attempting to grasp the meaning of it all only to discover that what they had originally set out to achieve no longer fits."

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), the CSUDH Department of Theatre Arts participates regularly in the American College Theatre Festival. The University is a member of both the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) and the Southern California Educational Theatre Association (SCETA). Moreover, our actors vie each year for national recognition by auditioning for both the University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA) and the League of Professional Theatres.

California State University, Dominguez Hills takes pride in offering a "World of Opportunity" to everyone who desires a quality higher education. Please visit the university website at for information on campus curriculum and activities. Learn more about upcoming events presented by the Department of Theatre Arts at

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