The national award winning Department of Theatre
and Dance at California State University, Fullerton, announces
its Spring 2004 Season.
Spring 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.
Professional director Roger Castellano is directing and choreographing
the Pulitzer Prize winning musical, A Chorus Line,
with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, book
by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, and conception by Michael
Bennett. Once the longest running show in Broadway history,
A Chorus Line runs in the Little Theatre, April 23-May 2,
Professional director and CSUF professor Donn Finn directs
Offshore Signals, by Roger Cornish. In this
cold war drama, a Rumanian Jew is sent from Bucharest to Washington
to implore President Roosevelt to persuade American Jews to
pay for the passage of seventy thousand Jews to Palestine.
Without the help of the American government, the anti-Jewish
Premier of Rumania will simply hand them over to the Germans.
It runs May 14-23 in the Recital Hall.