1984 Theatre Archive

Three Tales of Japan

  • January 28-29, 1984
  • Trilogy of short Japanese folk stories
  • Directed by Rochelle Lum and Kathy Accord
  • (Studio Theatre)

The Princess of the Sea, told the story of a fisherman, Harasamitado, who was lured to an undersea kingdom of a princess. The Magic Fan, after tricking two children out of a magic fan, the badger made a beautiful girl’s nose long. He then offered to return her nose to its original state in return for the girl's hand in marriage. The Peach Boy, told of a brave young boy who saved his town by conquering an evil ogre.


  • February 10-11, 17-18, 1984
  • By George Well
  • Directed by Ralph Salgado
  • (Studio Theatre)
  • Reader's Theatre
  • February 10 & 17, 1984
  • By James McClure
  • (Univ. Union)
  • (Univ. Theatre Courtyard)

Alpha Psi Omega presents its second Brown Bag Theatre production. Lone Star is basically a comedy about two buffoonish brothers and their nightly alcoholic binges in an alley behind a down home bar in Maynard, Texas.

West Side Story

  • March 2-4, 8-11, 1984
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
  • Music by Leonard Bernstein
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Directed by Will Huddleston
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Taking place in the bowels of New York in the 1950 s, a group of streetwise youths, the Jets, fight to defend their turf from a gang of immigrating Puerto Ricans, the Sharks. A delicate balance spring 1983-other directed production.

  • April 28, 1984

High School participants will perform scenes and soliloquies from selected plays, and a workshop will feature Queen Elizabeth and her court.

  • May 11-13, 18-19, 1984
  • By Arthur Schnitzler's
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Studio Theatre)

This is a somber and melancholy portrayal of men and women in turn-of-the-century Viennese society and the sexual looseness of loveless relationships that reduces all encounters to physical pleasure without regard to feelings.

Tea and Sympathy

  • June 1-2, 1984
  • By Robert Anderson
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A piece about the pains of growing up, an essay on expectations, standards and the fear of failure versus the demands of being human.

The One Act Festival

  • June 8-9, 1984
  • Supervised by Will Huddleston
  • (Studio Theatre)
  • Student directed plays

Letters Home

  • November 2-4, 9-10, 1984
  • By Rose Leiman Goldemberg
  • Directed by Ralph Salgado
  • (Studio Theatre)

A two woman drama detailing the tragic life and death of American Poet Sylvia Plath.

Highlands Summer Theatre 1984: Ten Nights in a Barroom

  • August 17-19, 24-26, 1984
  • By William Pratt
  • Adapted by Fred Carmichael
  • Directed by Regina Cate
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The Story revolves around a small tavern and the changes that occur when alcohol becomes the passion of the townsmen --- young box become alcoholics and respected men lose their fortunes to the villain Green.

Highlands Summer Theatre 1984: The Dining Room

  • July 20-22, 27-28, 1984
  • By A.R Gurney
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

This play contains a series of vignettes that take place in a dining room where upper middle class dilemmas attitude are portrayed.

Highlands Summer Theatre 1984: Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean

  • August 3-5, 10-11, 1984
  • By Ed Graczyk
  • Directed by Regina Cate and Daniel Q. Sipsy
  • (Studio Theatre)

The action revolves around five women who are all a part of the Jimmy Dean fan club. They are holding a reunion celebrating the 20th anniversary of the star's death.

The San Joaquin Blues

  • November 16-17, 23-24, 1984
  • By Michael Lynch
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
    (Univ. Theatre)

Ric Prindle's first Cal State Hayward production. "It’s a trilogy, with three different stories that are interconnected; it has a live country western band that intermingles the three stories. It's a broad panorama of a town that shows people dealing with a crisis, when oil runs dry" say Lynch.