1981 Theatre Archive

Such Stuff do Dreams Are Made On

  • February 13-14, 19-21, 1981
  • By Sando-Donadio
  • Reader’s Theatre

Medieval Mirth and Mystery

  • February 12-13, 19-21, 1981?
  • By Anon
  • Reader's Theatre


  • January 30-31, February 1, 1981
  • (Studio Theatre)
  • Children's Theatre
  • February 13-14, 19-21, 1981
  • Compiled by Anne Sandoe-Donadio
  • Directed by Ralph Salgado
  • Reader's Theatre

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

  • February 27-28, March 1, 5-8, 1981
  • Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
  • Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Directed by Edgardo De La Cruz
  • Musical Direction by Norm Cory
  • Choreographed by Edgardo De La Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Same Time Next Year

  • May 8-9, 15-17, 1981
  • By Bernard Slade
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Studio Theatre)

A Street Car Named Desire

  • May 22-23, 29-30, 1981
  • By Tennessee Williams
  • Directed by Donald B. Muir
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Tennessee chronicle of Blanche Dubois' desperate and final search for this "instant in the wind" electrified the American theatre in 1947.

Summer Repertory Theatre 1981: Hamlet

  • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 1981
  • By William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Donald B. Muir
  • (Patio Theatre)

Hamlet, the first of Shakespeare’s great tragedies, has been subject to more analysis than any other literary work. The character so closely resembles a human being that critics and audiences alike may tend to forget that he is a dramatic creation confined to the boundaries of a five-act play written for immediate popular acceptance.

About the Summer Theatre Program

This is the seventh year (1981) that the CSUH Summer Theatre Program has been in operation. This year it is under the direction of Donald B. Muir and Edgardo de la Cruz of the Drama Faculty. The company is composed of high school and university students and public school teachers from all over the Bay Area. They are spending a ten-week summer of total involvement in all aspects of theatre --- The company works every week-day rehearsing, building and painting scenery, sewing costumes, hanging lights for all three productions.

Summer Repertory Theatre 1981: The Prisoner of Second Avenue

  • August 14-15, 20-23, 1981
  • By Neil Simon
  • Directed by Donald B. Muir
  • (Studio Theatre)

Most comedies deal with losers rather than winners, but increasingly Mr. Simon’s losers have been the victims of urban blight, middle-age menopause and middle-class frustration.

Summer Repertory Theatre 1981: Sweet Charity

  • August 28-30, September 4-6, 1981
  • Based on an original screen play by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Plaiano
  • Book by Neil Simon
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
  • Directed, Choreographed, & Set Design by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The Gingerbread Lady

  • November 6-7, 13-15, 1981
  • By Neil Simon
  • Directed by Donald B. Muir
  • (Studio Theatre)

No longer content with manufacturing a laugh-a-minute, Simon is dealing with a rather serious subject (alcoholism) and treating his characters in more depth. The laughs are still there, but they are tinged with pathos and sympathy.

Oedipus Rex

  • November 20-21, 27-28, 1981
  • By Sophocles
  • Translated by E.F Watling
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

"...a play about traps set by the world, about snares that go so far beyond ordinary experience that they seem irrational and meaningless." Jan Kott. It is a pleasure to announce that the drama program's production has been selected by the ACTF committee to participate as one of six production invited to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C.