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Theatre and Dance

A Cheever Evening

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February 20, 2004 :: No. 154

Who: Cal State Fullerton Department of Theatre and Dance
   
What: A Cheever Evening
By A.R Gurney
Directed by Joseph Arnold
   
When: March 5-28, 2004
8:00 p.m. March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27
2:00 p.m March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
6:30 p.m. March 7, 14, 21 & 28
   
Where: Arena Theatre, Cal State Fullerton’s Performing Arts Center
Nutwood Ave. and State College Blvd., Fullerton
   
Program: A CHEEVER EVENING is an adaptation of seventeen of John Cheever’s most funny and moving stories. Cheever is considered a master chronicler of America’s post-war angst and alienation, and how it affected a burgeoning suburban class. A.R. Gurney uses Cheever’s stories to explore the affairs of the 1950’s WASPs who once felt in the majority, but soon found themselves in the twilight of their power and at the mercy of a changing world. Set in Westchester and Wellfleet, Gurney has expertly weaved together choice moments from Cheever’s stories of 50’s and 60’s alienation and regret. Seen through the lens of A.R. Gurney’s dramatic sensibilities, Cheever’s stories come together to create a resonant portrait – that of a culture which, while teetering on the brink of extinction, combats loss with humor, wit and feeling. The ensemble includes Lukas Bailey, Tim Banning, Misty Coy, Matt Frazier, Chris Goss, Amber Kenny, Stephen Kline, Hilary Pingle, Amanda Restivo, and Stella Tryon. Rachel Giles is the Set Designer, Ana Marie Salamat is the Costume Designer, Jason Uchita is the Lighting Desinger, Kendra Curtis is the Make-Up Designer, and John Fisher is the Sound Designer.
   
Admission: Advance sales of single tickets are $9 for general admission, and $7 with the Titan Discount (student, senior or CSUF ID).
All tickets purchased at the door are $9.
   
Box Office: For tickets, please call the CSUF Performing Arts Center Box Office at 657-278-3371. The Box Office is open 11am-4pm, Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available 24/7 on the internet at www.tickets.com. Questions? Call us at 657-278-3371 or EMAIL us at pac-boxoffice@fullerton.edu. Or check out the Website at www.fullerton.edu/arts/events.
   
Media Contacts: Dr. Jim Volz, Professor, Theatre and Dance at 657-278-3538
Elizabeth Champion, College of the Arts at 657-278-2434


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