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1997 Theatre Archive

For Colored Girls Who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf

  • February 20-22 1997
  • By Ntozake Shange
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The production features a collection of seven short poems about different kinds of women. “My work attempts to ferret out what I know & touch in a woman’s body... I discuss the simple reality of going home at nite, of washing one’s body, looking out the window with a woman’s eyes. We must learn our common symbols preen them and share them with the world,” –Ntozake Shange

The Honorable Urashima Taro

  • Feb 28, March 1, 6-9 1997
  • Directed by Ann Shay
  • (Studio Theatre)

Urashima Taro is one of the oldest Japanese folk tales in existence. Saving the life of an old sea turtle propels Taro, a poor fisherman, into a fantastic undersea journey.

  • March 13 1997
  • Directed by Rhoda Kaufman
  • (Studio Theatre)

Readings from the literature of Women and Ethnic Minorities.

  • April 18-26 1997
  • Based on the music of Jazz immortal Fats Waller
  • Directed by James Monroe Iglehart
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The raucous, toe-tapping and alluring music of Fats Waller, presented in an irreverent style.

Fifteenth Annual Shakespeare Festival

  • April 19 1997

Theatre & Dance present the annual festival were high school students from around the area compete for best individual scene and best design.

School Daze Spring Dance Concert

  • May 15-17, 22-24 1997
  • Directed by Laura Renaud-Wilson
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A hilarious look at school experiences.

The One Acts Festival

  • June 5-8 1997
  • Supervised by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Studio Theatre)

The annual showcase produced and directed by advanced theatre students.

Highlands Summer Theatre

  • July 18-25 1997
  • By Euripides
  • Translated by Nicolas Rudall
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Studio Theatre)

You’ll be taken back to Ancient Greece, to the City of Thebes and the annual Dionysian Festival of Wine and Prayer. Not all of Thebes’ citizens are believers and they must suffer the wrath of Dionysus and the Bacchae.

Highlands Summer Theatre v2

  • July 26-27 1997
  • By Melissa Berry
  • Directed by Jessica Hird
  • (Studio Theatre)

A new play written by a Cal Arts Student and directed by a Santa Clara University Theatre Arts Graduate. Following mother’s funeral, 3 sisters clean out the house of their past. There’s more to clean up and Mom is there every moment on stage watching them relive their past joys and torments.

Highlands Summer Theatre v2

  • July 26-27 1997
  • By David Ives
  • Project director Don Cate
  • (Studio Theatre)
  • Six 1-Act comedies

Highlands Summer Theatre v2

  • August 1-2, 8-10 1997
  • By Neil Simon
  • Directed by Ed Wright
  • (Studio Theatre)

This is Simon at his most humane, compassionate best. It’s a humorous confection divided into four parts: Visit from New York, from Philadelphia, from London, from Chicago.

Highlands Summer Theatre v2

  • July 31, August 2 1997
  • Directed by Ann Shay
  • (Studio Theatre)

Urashima Taro is one of the oldest Japanese folk tales in existence. Saving the life of an old sea turtle propels Taro, a poor fisherman, into a fantastic undersea journey.

Highlands Summer Theatre v2

  • August 15-17, 21-24 1997
  • Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbert
  • Directed by Sarah O’Connell
  • Musical director Arlene Hood
  • (Univ. Theatre)

It is based on an ancient Roman plot by Plautus. Quick witted Pseudolus will do anything to win the freedom promised by his lovelorn master, young Hero who pines for Philia.

Three Original One Acts

  • October 3-4, 10-11 1997
  • MWritten by CSUH student Robert Knight
  • (Studio Theatre)

“Waste” is a theatrical poem about five women who have various relationships with one man. “The Chilies” is a kind of comic horror story in which three men consume some chili juice that transforms them into non-human forms. “Billie Gruff” is an adult adaptation of the “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” fairy tale about the goats that encounter a troll under a bridge.

Maria Q

  • November 15-16, 21-23 1997
  • An American Premiere
  • By Norwegian Playwright Cecilie Loveid
  • Translated by William Mishler
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A play about the life of Maria Quisling, wife of Norway’s WWII Prime Minister and traitor Vidkun Quisling, a most compassionate portrait of a woman married to a man of power. Dance Brown Bag December 4-5 1997

  • December 5 1997
  • Directed by Rhoda Kaufman
  • Directed by Christine L. Plowright
  • (Studio Theatre)
  • Readings from the literature of Women and Ethnic Minorities.
  • December 12-14 1997
  • By Charles Dickens
  • Directed by Christine L. Plowright
  • (Studio Theatre)

A holiday event for all ages. This a one-hour adaptation of the classic Dickens’s tale with familiar characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Marley’s Ghost, and the three ghosts.

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