1983 Theatre Archive

American College Theatre Festival XV, Region VIII North

  • January 20-23, 1983
  • Hosted by CSUH Department and Theatre
  • The Misanthrope January 20
  • By Jean Baptiste Poquelin De Moliere
  • Directed by Donald B Muir
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The Canterbury Tales

  • February 22, 26-27 March 3-6, 1983
  • Based on a translation from Chaucer by Nevill Coghill
  • Book by Martin Starkie & Nevill Coghill
  • Music by Richard Hill & John Hawkins
  • Lyrics by Nevill Coghill Musical Direction by Norman Cory
  • Choreographed by Jane L. Bielke
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

On a fine spring day in April 1387 Chaucer falls in with an assorted group of pilgrims gathered at the Tabard Inn in London. They are all bound for Thomas Beckett’s shrine in Canterbury. In the end, the courtly King declares that the real secret is for neither side to dominate but for husband and wife to treat each other with mutual love and respect. The audience is reminded that Love is the answer to all life’s problems. Thus they sing LOVE WILL CONQUER ALL as they enter the shrine.

A Delicate Balance poster

  • May 6-7, 13-14, 1983

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • May 20-21, 27-28, 1983
  • By Shakespeare
  • (Univ. Theatre)
  • July 29-30, August 5-6, 1983
  • By Neil Simon
  • Directed by Ralph Salgado
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A light hearted romp featuring four stories that take place in a deluxe hotel.

  • August 12-13, 19-21, 1983
  • By Preston Jones
  • Directed by Ralph Salgado
  • (Studio Theatre)

Stepping out of the rat race LuAnn Hampton Laverty Oberlander gives a guided tour to this fact of Yankee existence in three short acts.

  • August 26-28, September 1-3, 1983
  • Music by Richard Rodgers
  • Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd
  • Book by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Joshua Logan
  • Directed by Virginia A. Williams
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A musical set in the South Sea, full of unforgettable songs and tender stories about human friendship that takes place during WWII.

The Glass Menagerie

  • November 4-6, 11-12, 1983
  • By Tennessee Williams
  • Directed by Daniel Q. Sipsy
  • (Studio Theatre)

A timeless drama that deals with a family in turmoil.

  • November 17, 1983
  • By Mark Twain
  • Produced and Directed by Dan Hurd & Terry Rucker
  • (Univ. Theatre Courtyard)

Presented in association with Alpha Psi Omega, the Drama Honorary Fraternity, part of the Brown Bag Theatre series. "Only dead men can tell the truth" - Mark Twain. The theme of the play according to the directors is that people pray for one thing without realizing what the result will be. By praying for God to on "our side," "we" are also praying for death to come to the enemy.

  • November 18-19, 25-26, 1983
  • By Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Composition and Musical Direction by Paul R. Linnes
  • Directed and Choreographed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

As such, to Lorca, theatre is a passionate game, played for laughter and tears, but in which the characters, hidden or seen, rise to symbolic and literary status rather than individual psychological states, the better to clarify the existence of blind forces outside themselves. It is the event, not the character, which brings the separate skeins of destiny, marked and unmarked, into ultimate confrontation, both as a test of will and as fulfillment of the inevitable.