1974 Theatre Archive

The Little Foxes flyer

  • February 8-10, 15-17, 1974
  • By Lillian Hellman
  • Directed by James O. Costy
  • (Studio Theatre)

University Theatre Dedicatory Series flyer

  • February 24 & 28, 1974
  • By Music, Dance, Drama
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The performance tonight gives examples of the cultural forms studied and individual styles developed within the program: of Modern, Jazz, Folk Dance and Ethnic Dance. The performers are representative of our University dance community of men and women of all races, of faculty, students and alumni. We welcome the new theatre as an environment in which we can share with you through the dance. We hope we have moved you to move on with us!

Dance College flyer

  • February 24 & 28, 1974
  • Various Choreographers
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The Dance Program at C.S.U.H serves a large number of students who elect to study and practice the variety of dance forms offered. It is designed specifically for the Dance Option students of Kinesiology major who are educated in dance as a creative and performing art, and as an ethnic art from important in the preserving of the world’s cultural riches. From this course of study, one may choose to perform, choreograph, critique in the performing arts; to research, record, write in dance ethnology; and to teach and do graduate work in either or both forms.

The Comedy of Errors flyer

  • February 22-23, March 1-3, 1974
  • By William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Donald B. Muir
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The ultimate contrivance of mistaken identity.

Rats flyer

  • March 1-3, 8-10, 1974
  • Written and Directed by Leslie David Perry
  • (Studio Theatre)
  • Presented by the Black Theatre Arts troupe. 

Rats!, a modern black version of The Pied Piper, gives a poignant view of victim’s struggle with ghetto politics to rid themselves of the parasites that feed on their misery. To heighten the effect of this drama of agony and victory, Perry has added jazz interludes and interpretative dance sequences to the presentation.

  • March 5-6, 1974
  • Produced by Play Directing II class

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead flyer

  • April 26-27 May 3-5, 1974
  • By Tom Stoppard
  • Directed by James O. Costy
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The Wizard of Oz flsyer

  • May 17-18, 24-26, 1974
  • (Univ. Theatre)
  • Children’s Theatre

Present Laughter flyer

  • May 10-12, 17-19, 1974
  • By Noel Coward
  • Directed by Donald B. Muir
  • (Studio Theatre)

Noel Coward produces a usually polished comic view of the hypocrisies and erotic permutations of actors and their keepers. Originally titled Sweet Sorrows, Noel Coward wrote this play as a starring vehicle for himself in 1939. The first production was cancelled before it opened, due to circumstances obviously beyond Mr. Coward’s control – World War II. He did play it, however, in 1942.

  • May 23, 1974?
  • By T.S Eliot
  • Reader’s Theatre
  • August 2-3, 16-18, 1974
  • By Jay Presson Allen
  • Adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark
  • Directed by Allan Glenn Loebs

The Summer Repertory Theatre Company

This is the first year that the CSUH Summer Repertory Company has been in production. It is under the direction of Dr. James O. Costy and Richard M. Barulich of the Drama faculty. The company is made up of High School and University students. Being a member of the company offers students a chance to work in all areas of production. Mornings are spent in classes—Acting /Directing, Make-up, and Topics in Drama. Every day, from one to ten P.M. members of the company work in production areas rehearsing, building and painting scenery, sewing costumes, hanging lights, and finding or making properties. To mount the four productions — The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Tender Trap, A Delicate Balance, and One Acts required approximately 12,600 man hours.

  • August 9-10, 23-25, 1974
  • By Max Shulman and Robert Paul Smith
  • Directed by James O. Costy
  • August 16-17, 23-25, 1974
  • By Edward Albee
  • Directed by James O. Costy
  • (Studio Theatre)
  • August 19-21, 1974
  • (Studio Theatre)

Hansel and Gretel flyer

  • November 7-10, 1974
  • By Sharon McKnight
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A delightful new adaptation which includes many favorite fairy tale characters. Children's Theatre.

And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little flyer

  • November 15-16, 22-24, 1974
  • By Paul Zindel
  • James O. Costy
  • (Studio Theatre)

This is a tragic story of three women, who are all public school teachers, trying to survive in a world hostile to them.

Tiger at the Gates flyer

  • November 22-23, 29-30 December 1, 1974
  • By Jean Giraudoux
  • Directed by Donald B. Muir
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The tiger symbolizes the enemy of all life, the tiger is "the stupidity of men and the wild stupidity of the elements; the tiger is vanity and self and the destructive impulse". This play is set in Troy. Giraudoux's drama sets Greece and Troy for a prosperous future but they were headed for inevitable disaster. Written in 1935, and originally entitled The Trojan War Will Not Take Place.