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Theatre and Dance Season 2019 - 2020


General Admission: $18
Students/Alumni/Seniors/Military: $13
Parking: $9
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FALL 2019
Asunción
By Jesse Eisenberg
Directed by Naomi Buckley

Edison Theatre
October 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 8pm
October 12, 13, 18, 20 at 2pm

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Edgar and Vinny are not racist. In fact, Edgar maintains a blog condemning American Imperialism, and Vinny is three quarters into a Ph.D. in Black Studies. When a young Filipina woman named Asuncion becomes their new roommate, the boys have a perfect opportunity to prove how open minded they really are. Jesse Eisenberg's hilarious and heart-breaking play explores the complicated ways we exploit culture and politics for our own needs.
Fuddy Meers
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Brian Stevens

Edison Theatre
November 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 8pm
November 10, 15, 16, 17 at 2pm

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Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. There’s her chipper husband, her pot smoking son, her mother - a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish, and a limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask who pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother. Hailed by the New York Times as a, “wisecracking, self-conscious dysfunctional family comedy…”, this poignant and brutal comedy traces one woman's attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.
Renovations
Faculty/Guest Dance Concert
Artistic Director: Doris Ressl Acosta

University Theatre
December 6, 7 at 8pm
December 7, 8 at 2pm

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We've reached into the choreography vault to revive, restage, and reset our favorite dance pieces. We’ll also create new works based on previous inspirations. Look for thought-provoking and entertaining renovations by Amy Michele Allen, Marco A Carreon, Sarah Cashmore, Jeff Hendrix, Doris Ressl, Kenneth Walker, and our guest artists.



SPRING 2020
Seven Guitars
By August Wilson
Directed by Jozben Barrett

University Theatre
February 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8pm
February 23, March 1 at 2pm

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Pittsburgh, 1948. Following the untimely death of Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton, a local blues guitarist on the edge of stardom, friends gather to mourn and grapple with his legacy. The fifth chapter in August Wilson’s epic Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning American Century Cycle, Seven Guitars strikes moving chords of the African American experience in the 20th century: faith, artistry, humor, oppression, brutality, and love.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Kelly Herman

Edison Theatre
March 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, April 8, 9, 10 at 8pm
March 22, 27, April 11 at 2pm

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Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, the play reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner.
Translucent
Spring Student Dance Concert
Artistic Director: Amy Michele Allen

University Theatre
May 1, 2 at 8pm
May 1, 2, 3 at 2pm

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CSUDH Department of Theatre and Dance present its annual Spring Dance Concert, Translucent, an eclectic evening of choreography featuring works that are both artistic and entertaining. See what happens when students turn their inspiration into choreography and create a thought-provoking dance experience.