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.

Ice/Ice-X

Producer & Choreographer: Nina Haft & Eric Kupers

Ice

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: 

May 1 at 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

May 2 at 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

May 3 at 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

May 4 at 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM (midnight)

May 5 at 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM (midnight)

The line up of hourly events and pieces will change daily, no day will be the same, so please check the link provided closer to the performance dates to get a full hourly line up.

Event schedule

Location: University Theatre

The CSU East Bay Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble presents a 49-hour experimental performance over 5 days, investigating questions about time, history, natural cycles, the search for meaning and finding courage in terrifying times.

Come for 1 hour, all 49 hours or any amount in between!

This Too, the central dance/music/theater piece directed/choreographed by Eric Kupers with an original score by David Ryther and text by Kimiko Guthrie will be performed at 8 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and again at 10 pm on Friday and Saturday.

There will be countless opportunities to witness and/or participate directly in live inclusive art throughout the 5-day event.

Participating Artists and Scholars in this event will be: Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble, DanceSing Drum Company, Dance Ensemble, Dance Touring Company, Creativity Lab, Ultrasonic Current, Dawn Holtan, Bandelion, Jasprit Singh, Lucia August, CSU Ferguson, Joe Landini, Nina Haft, Terry Kupers, Richard Olmsted, Antwan Davis, Lydia Martin, David Ryther, Kimiko Guthrie, Keith Penney, Ulises Alcala, Junghoon Kim and many more!

Come ready for the unexpected!

Admission is free before 6 pm each day. 

After 6 pm tickets are $15 general, $10 Discount, $5 CSUEB Students

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

Fusion (Senior Projects #1) May 25 and May 26 at 7:30 pm 

Fusion (Senior Projects #1) May 27 at 2:00 pm

Much Ado About Nothing (Senior Projects #2) June 1 and June 2 at 7:30 pm

Much Ado About Nothing (Senior Projects #2) June 3 at 2:00 pm

Location: University Theater

 

 
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