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