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Fall '21

READER'S THEATRE

September 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2

7:00pm

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Directed by: Stefani Baez and Brian Stevens. Featuring Student Directors: Matthew Lopez and Kirsty Muro

Join us for a night of readers theatre. We let the Student Directors take on this project. Watch as they show off what they learned in the directing process from auditions to show. Watch the student actors pull off the student directors vision in staged readings featuring One Act plays by the satiric comedy playwright Christopher Durang.

Savage in Limbo

November 10, 11, 12, & 13

7pm

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written by John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Mary Beth McIntosh

An arresting and brilliantly inventive play which moves from comedy to near tragedy as it explores the hopes and dreams of a group of rootless young “losers” who congregate in an anonymous Bronx bar, hoping to find respite from the drabness of their lives. “John Patrick Shanley has written an often searing, existential and dramatically compelling work dealing with our search for roots and purpose in an often-purposeless world.” —BackStage.

Mosaic Dance Concert

November 14

2:00pm

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Artistic Direction by Amy Allen

This semi-professional touring dance company is comprised of students at CSUDH.  Responding to these unprecedented times, the company has taken its work online and continues to fulfill its mission of providing a professional training experience for the students involved and providing dance education and performances to underserved populations in the community.

Forward Momentum: Fall Dance Concert

December 1, 2, 3, & 4

7:00pm

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Artistic Direction by Doris Ressl-Acosta

Dance never stops. Even during the pandemic, we kept moving forward.  We embraced the new technology of dance on zoom, screen dance, and how to dance six feet apart while wearing masks.  It’s all part of the forward momentum of dance – learning from the past, embracing the present, and contributing the to the future.

Spring '22

Heidi Chronicles

February 23, 24, 25, & 26

7:00pm

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By Wendy Wasserstein

Directed by Stefani Baez and Brian Stevens. Featuring a Student Director

Can a woman “have it all”? Well, in this play, after decades of navigating through the paths of career, and personal relationships, a woman finds that she must create her own space where family and career can co-exist however non-traditional it may be.

Motherfu**er with the Hat

April 13, 14, 15, & 16

7:00pm

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By Adly Guirgis

Directed by Kelly Herman

In this fast-paced urban cage fight surrounding a strange lid, addiction and verbal brawling, we follow Jackie home from a stint in prison and his journey to adjust to life outside. But things go south in a hurry when he arrives at his girlfriend’s apartment only to find some motherfu**er has left his hat. Jackie spirals back into his past life and the uncertainty surrounding his future.

Adult Language, Violence, Strong Sexual Content

Lemniscate: Spring Dance Concert

May 4, 5, 6, & 7

7:00pm

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Artistic Direction by Amy Allen

Senior choreographers reflect on their educational journeys at CSUDH and present their senior projects in a dance concert titled, Lemniscate. Each student's journey has a unique origin, and each student's journey will lead to a unique destination.  Like a lemniscate, both paths converge at the center, a place for a fateful meeting before traversing onward.