1986 Theatre Archive


  • January 25-26, 1986
  • By Moses Goldberg
  • Directed by Chris Pagano
  • (Studio Theatre)

Aladdin hops and tumbles through his fantastic adventures as the audience helps create the magic in this participation play.

  • February 28, March 1-2, 6-9, 1986
  • Musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
  • (Univ. Theatre)

An enchanting and deliciously French romp of a musical that will take you back to the turn of the century, springtime in Paris and love!

  • March 7-8, 1986
  • (Dance Studio/Physical Education Bldg.)

Six Bay Area College are set perform a variety of dance pieces.

Spring Dance Concert

  • May 2-3, 1986
  • (Univ Theatre)

Student performances with student, faculty and guest choreographers.

Crimes of the Heart

  • May 9-10, 16-18, 1986
  • By Beth Henley
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Studio Theatre)

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, we are transported to hurricane season in Mississippi, where three sisters are weathering storms of the heart. A slice of 1980's southern life -- poignant, whimsical, hilarious.

  • May 23-24, 30-31, 1986
  • By George Bernard Shaw
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Who wins when a realist and an idealist vie for the allegiance of a fence-straddler? This conflict becomes personal (and hilarious) when the competitors are father and daughter.

  • June 6-7, 1986
  • Various Playwrights
  • (Studio Theatre)

Variety is the key in two different programs of student directed one-act plays.

  • July 25-26, 1986
  • By Sam Shepard
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
  • (Studio Theatre)

Curse is a curious bonding of an O'Neillesque, booze-wracked family with Shepard's cocky Greenwich Village histrionics. And so the curse goes: not poor enough for help, not rich enough to pull themselves out of the dung heap. No breaks in sight. Escape seems to be the only answer --- whether by car, sex or the bottle.

  • August 22-24, 1986
  • By George Abbott and Richard Bissell
  • Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The Pajama Game focuses on a pajama factory where workers are threatening to strike if their demands for a wage increase are not met. When the factory superintendent and the head of the grievance committee fall in love, the plot unfolds into a complicated situation.

  • October 2-3, 1986
  • Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
  • Adapted by Ric Talento and Ava Kaye
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Presented in collaboration with the City College of San Francisco.

  • October 31, November 1, 7-9, 1986
  • By Jane Martin
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
  • (Studio Theatre)

A kaleidoscope of vignettes --- comic, dramatic, and theatrical --- depicting various moments in women's lives.

  • November 21-22, 28-29, 1986
  • By Bertolt Brecht
  • Revised English version by Eric Bentley
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

This play is a parable --- in spite of Brecht's denial. This production is an attempt to find a theatrical expression appropriate to the parable form. This play is about stupidity, inhumanity, corruption, intemperance, injustice, rapacity and other things.