Program Productions

UNDOCUMENTED

By Elaine Romero
Directed by Bill DeLuca

Amalia Portillo, a school principal, faces political contempt when her superintendent demands that she turn over the name of an undocumented worker she has protected or lose not only her LatinX Studies Program but her job.  The play looks into the tragic impact brought on by the immigration crisis in America today.

Due to the closure of the University Theatre for repairs, Undocumented has been moved to the Edison Theatre for the following dates:

January 25, 26, 31, February 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at 8pm

and January 27, February 3 and 10 at 2pm. 


UBU THE KING

By Alfred Jarry
Translation by David Copelin
Directed by Naomi Buckley

When it first opened in Paris in late 1896, Ubu Roi (Ubu the King) immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references and surrealist style. Spectators rioted during the premiere (and final) performance and unrelenting controversy over the play's meaning followed. The play features a main character that is cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque, but the quality and stunning impact of the work was never questioned.
Contains mature themes and strong language.

Edison Studio Theatre
November 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15 and 16 at 8pm
November 4, 10, 11 and 17 at 2pm


COME INTO THE LIGHT
Dance and Music Collaboration Concert

Artistic Director: Doris Ressl Acosta
Music Directors: Dawn Brooks & Rik Noyce

Come into the Light, a collaboration between the Departments of Theatre & Dance and Music, will be the culminating event for the LGBTQIA+ Symposium focusing on artists past and present. Celebrate the choral, vocal, and instrumental music of Francis Poulenc, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, and Stephen Sondheim to original choreography by Amy Michele Allen, Marco A Carreon, Sarah Cashmore, Jeff Hendrix, Doris Ressl, Kenneth Walker and guest Nathan Ortiz.

Choreographers: Amy Michelle Allen, Marco A Carreon, Sarah Cashmore, Jeff Hendrix, Doris Ressl, Kenneth Walker, and guest Nathan Ortiz
Musical Guests: jazz combo Duck Soup Trio, pianist Danny Pravder, flutist Meg Griffth, CSUDH Chamber Singers


December 6, 7 and 8 at 8pm
December 8 at 2pm

Ticket Price:  Reserved Seating
General Admission $18
Students/Seniors/Alumni/Military $13
Parking at CSULB $9

Concert to be held on the CSU Long Beach Campus

Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre
Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815


NO EXIT

By Jean Paul Sartre
Adapted by Paul Bowles
Directed by Shonni Holmes

Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell. It is an eternal torment.

Edison Studio Theatre
March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 8pm
March 3, 10 and 17 at 2pm


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kelly Herman
Choreographed by Sarah Cashmore

Shakespeare’s classic and most beloved comedy portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. Included in the festivities are the adventures of four young Athenian lovers: Helena, Hermia, Lysander and Demetrius, who in a series of mismatches and mistaken identities are magically reconciled.  Also cavorting in the forest is a group of amateur actors (the mechanicals) who, while preparing for the upcoming wedding feast, are controlled and manipulated by the fairies that inhabit the forest surrounding the kingdom. A fun and frolicsome adventure will be had by all.

Edison Studio Theatre
April 12, 13, 18, and 19 at 8pm
April 13, 14 and 20 at 2pm


TIPPING THE CANVAS

Artistic Director: Doris Ressl Acosta

Creating dance with a fresh perspective; just tip the canvas and behold — a lively, inventive composition of dance.  Ten choreographers dab, flick, glide, float, and punch across the canvas of the stage.

Dance Studio Theatre
May 2, 3 and 4 at 8pm
May 4 at 2pm