1987 Theatre Archive

Charlotte's Web

  • February 7-8, 1987
  • Adapted from E.B White's story by Joseph Robinette
  • Directed by Ralph Salgado
  • (Studio Theatre)

A lively joyous exploration of the harmonies of life.

Dracula - A Musical Nightmare

  • March 6-8, 13-15 1987
  • Book and lyrics by Dough Johnson
  • Music by John Aschenbrenner
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
  • (Univ. Theatre)

"Dracula: A Musical Nightmare" draws its life's blood, so to speak, from two sources in 19th century stage tradition: melodrama and British "music hall" entertainments.

College Dance Showcase

  • March 13-14, 1987
  • (Dance Studio/Physical Education Bldg.)

Six Bay Area Colleges show their stuff.

Spring Dance Concert

  • April 24-25 1987
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Student performances with student, faculty and guest choreographers.

  • May 8-9, 15-17, 1987
  • By William Mastrosimone
  • Guest Director
  • (Studio Theatre)

"A white knuckle psychological thriller" (USA Today). A young woman overpowers her rapist and exacts her revenge.

  • May 22-23, 29-30, 1987
  • By William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A lyrical and sympathetic treatment of these teenage, star-crossed lovers.

  • May 22, 1987
  • (Dance Studio/Physical Education Bldg.)

The name of the piece is "Men Dancing".

  • June 4-7, 1987
  • By Various Playwrights
  • (Studio Theatre)

The annual showcase is produced and directed by advanced directing students.

Highlands Summer Theatre 1987: The Servant of Two Masters

  • July 24-25, 30-31 August 1-2, 1987
  • By Carlo Goldoni
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

This particular script is midpoint between pure improvised commedia and the new written commedia.

Highlands Summer Theatre 1987: Yes, and ...

  • August 6-9, 1987
  • By Alison Ragland
  • Directed by Valerie Ragland

A world premiere. The play explores the lives and minds of teenagers as they make the transition to adulthood. It takes an emotional look at suicide, love, dreams and peer pressure.

Highlands Summer Theatre 1987: Pippin

  • August 14-15, 20-23, 1987
  • By Roger O. Hirson
  • Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The Visit

  • October 30, 31, November 6-8, 1987
  • By Friedrich Durrenmatt
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz

A devastating horror story about hypocrisy, revenge and murder.

The Bacchae

  • November 19-21, 27-28, 1987
  • By Euripides
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A thrilling story of ecstasy and violence, erotic frenzy and destruction --- a classic of western civilization. This show was invited to the ACTF Festival show for not only the regional competition but also to D.C.

  • November 22-24, 1987
  • (An original musical)
  • By Alison Ragland
  • Music by Brian Beacock
  • (Studio Theatre)

The original musical, "Hermione" by Cal State Hayward alums Alison Ragland and Brian Beacock is a bright 50's musical, set in ancient Greece.