California State University, Fullerton’s
Department of Theatre and Dance, a national award winner and
leader in theatre and dance education announces its 2003 spring
William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives
of Windsor” opens up the spring season, February
28–March 9, 2003 in the Little Theatre. The play is
set in Windsor, Connecticut in 1957 as Sir John Falstaff engages
in an ill-fated romantic skirmish with two 50’s housewives.
Dr. Joseph Arnold directs.
“A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley
Lauro and directed by Rita Reneé, chronicles six women
who survive Vietnam. It plays March 14 – 23, 2003.
“A. . .My Name is Alice,” conceived
by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd, explores contemporary
women through musical revue-style story telling. This show
will run March 15 – 23, and is directed by James Haffner.
Coordinated by Gladys Kares, the Spring Dance Theatre runs
April 10-13, 2003. Choreography by CSUF faculty and students
“Candide,” book adaptation from
Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, with music by Leonard Bernstein,
lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen
Sondheim and John Latouche earned four 1974 Tony Awards and
the New York Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Directed
by Dean Hess, “Candide” will be performed with
orchestra April 25 – May 4, 2003. “Candide”
is a College of the Arts production.
Phyllis Nagy’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley”
ends the Spring Season with James R. Taulli directing. This
beguiling tale of morality and amorality follows criminal
Tom Ripley as he is seduced by wealth, commits murder and
attempts a cover up. “The Talented Mr. Ripley”
performs May 16 –25, 2003.
For additional information or a season brochure, contact
the CSUF Performing Arts Center Box Office at 657-278-3371,
Monday through Friday.