2017-2018 Performances

        Celebrating over 50 Years of Theatre & Dance

Fall 2017

CSU Ferguson

Devised Presentation of Published & Original Works

Director: A. Fajilan

Dates: Nov 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 PM

Nov 19 at 2:00 PM

Location: University Theatre

CSU FERGUSON is a collaborative performance that echoes the oppression of all marginalized people, exploring how various forms of oppression are interrelated. This performance is comprised of music, spoken word pieces, poems, and skits.  It also features published works such as  “No More Monsters” by Marcus Gardley and “How I Feel” from The New Black Fest’s HANDS UP: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments of the online Ferguson Theatre Syllabus.

Students and alumni from CSUEB will also share their own dramatic/comedic testimonies of survival, perseverance, and resilience.  These pieces will focus on areas of race, cultural and sexual identity, interpersonal relationships, mental health, sexual assault, abuse, and the empowerment of women.

A critical component of this work is the community circle at the end of the performance when the stage is opened to audience members to voice their reactions, concerns, philosophies and beliefs.


Producer & Choreographer: Nina Haft & Eric Kupers


Date: Dec 1 at 7:30 PM

and Dec 2 at 2:00 PM

Location: PE 140

Ice- X

Date: Dec 2 at 7:30 PM

Location: PE 140

These concerts introduce performers and work from across the campus and community. See the seeds of emerging work alongside bold experiments in movement. ICE-X is a production of the Inclusive Interdisciplinary Performance Ensemble

Holy Ghosts

by Romulus Linney

Director: Linda Amayo-Hassan

Dates: Dec 8, 9 at 7:30 PM

Dec 10 at 2:00 PM

Location: Studio Theatre

Seeking to retrieve his runaway wife and the possessions she has taken with her, Coleman Shedman arrives at the rural meeting house of a southern Pentecostal sect with a lawyer in tow. However, he finds his wife Nancy, is unwilling to forsake the love and protection of her new "husband," the Reverend Obediah Buckhorn and return to the brutal, hard-drinking Coleman. And when the strapping Reverend Buckhorn himself arrives, it is quickly evident that Coleman will not be able to take her back by force. Rich with atmosphere and the feel of southern rural life, the play blends humor and poignancy as it probes into the circumstances and stories of the various cult members--culminating in a gripping snake-handling scene in which the cynical Coleman, to his own amazement, is himself converted to a true believer.

Tickets are available to purchase 3 three weeks before opening night.

Winter 2018

She Loves Me

Music & Lyrics by: Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick

Book by: Joe Masteroff

Director: Marc Jacobs

Dates: March 3, 9 & 10 at 7:30 PM

March 4, 11 at 2:00 PM

Location: University Theatre

Amalia and Georg work together at a perfume store and have disliked each other from the very beginning. He thinks she is stuck up and she thinks he is arrogant and mean. Each writes to a lonely hearts pen pal when the workday is done and they do not know that they are in love with the very person they most dislike--each other.

Tickets are available to purchase online 3 weeks before opening night.

Spring 2018

This Too Shall Pass: 49 Experiments with Impermanence

(Formerly know as Modern Dance: The Musical!)

Choreographer: Eric Kupers

Dates: Apr 27, 28, May 4 & 5 at 7:30 PM

May 6 at 2:00 PM

Location: University Theatre

Pilipinx Consciousness Night

Produced in cooperation wtih PASA and Department of Theatre & Dance

Dates: May 18 at 7:30 PM

May 19 at 6:30 PM

Location: University Theatre

Performance Fusion

A Showcase of Senior Projects by Theatre and Dance Students

Dates:  June 1, 2 at 7:30 PM

June 3 at 2:00 PM

Location: University Theater


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