The national award winning Department of Theatre
and Dance at California State University, Fullerton, announces
its 2003-2004 season.
The season opens with Aristophanes’ Greek comedy, “Lysistrata.”
Women barricade themselves inside the Acropolis and agree
to a “sex-strike” in order to persuade their husbands
to end the war. Classically trained actress and CSUF theatre
professor, Marika Becz directs Aristophanes’ sensual
and stimulating comedy that will run October 3-26, 2003 in
the Arena Theatre.
Professional director and CSUF professor, Larry Biederman
directs Shakespeare’s, “Hamlet,” set for
October 24-November 2, 2003 in the Little Theatre.
Set in the English gutting sheds of the late Victorian era,
“Gut Girls,” by Sarah Daniels, explores the issues
of women at the bottom of the heap. Directed by graduate student
Stephanie Routman, this cutting edge drama runs November 7-23,
2003 in the Arena Theatre.
This year’s Fall Dance Theatre, features choreography
by CSUF faculty, alumni, and students. Coordinated by Robin
Kish, it runs November 14-16, 2003 in the Little Theatre.
The fall finale, “Dames at Sea,” will be directed
by professional director and CSUF professor, James R. Taulli.
With music by Jim Wise, and books and lyrics by George Hamsohn
and Robert Miller, this affectionate spoof of early Hollywood
musicals runs December 5-14, 2003 in the Recital Hall.
Winter kicks off with A.R. Gurney’s, “A Cheever
Evening.” Directed by professional director and CSUF
professor Joseph Arnold, “A Cheever Evening” is
based on the short stories of John Cheever. It runs March
5-28, 2004, in the Arena Theatre.
The Spring Dance Theatre, coordinated by Gladys Kares, celebrates
the creativity of the choreographer and the growth of the
student dancer. It runs April 9-11, 2004, in the Little Theatre.
Graduate student Stephanie Routman directs the west coast
premiere of “Andorra,” by Max Frisch. This 1961
drama explores racism with the story of a non-Jew, brought
up as a Jew, who falls victim to anti-Semitic hostility. It
runs April 16-May 2, 2004, in the Arena Theatre.
“A Chorus Line,” kicks off in April directed
by professional director Roger Castellano. This the Pulitzer
Prize winning musical, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics
by Edward Kleban, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante,
and conception by Michael Bennett, is the second longest running
show in Broadway show history. CSUF’s production runs
in the Little Theatre April 23-May 2, 2004.
Professional director and CSUF professor Donn Finn directs
Roger Cornish’s “Offshore Signals.” This
cold war drama is filled with intrigue, mystery and a captivating
cast of characters. It runs May 14-23 in the Recital Hall.