1998 Theatre Archive

Once on this Island

  • March 6-8, 12-15 1998
  • Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
  • Music by Stephen Glaherty
  • Directed by Karis Griffin
  • Associated Director: Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A captivating musical legend of romance between a peasant girl and a rich boy from the city whom she saves from certain death. A Caribbean retelling of “The Little Mermaid.”

University Follies

  • April 3 1998
  • Organized by Regina Kate & Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The 10th anniversary of the Cal State Hayward Campus Follies is an event, which features variety show acts by Cal State employees. They will raise money for student scholarships.

  • April 18 1998
  • Organized by Regina Kate & Edgardo de la Cruz

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

Androcles & The Lion

  • May 16-17 1998
  • Adapted by Aurand Harris
  • Directed by Priscilla Page
  • (Univ. Theatre)

This Aesop fable about a lion and a mouse is retold for the stage by the award-winning children’s writer Aurand Harris. In this delightful adaptation, it is a young Roman slave, Androcles, who removes a thorn from the lion’s paw.


  • May 14-17 1998
  • By Eric Bogosian
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A contemporary dram reflecting the anger and violence of the mean streets by award-winning author “Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll,” and “Talk Radio.”

Eighteen Months on Earth

  • May 22-23 1998
  • A musical dram in two acts
  • By John Niec
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Set several hundred years in the future, “Eighteen Months to Earth” takes place inside a small space craft returning to Earth after a 60-year mission, carrying James, a young man born and orphaned in space.

Dance Showcase

  • May 28-30 1998
  • Directed by Laura Renaud-Wilson
  • (Univ. Theatre)

This is a year-end review of contemporary dance choreographed by faculty and guest choreographers. A rollicking showcase of contemporary dance.

  • June 4-7 1998
  • (Studio Theatre)
  • Annual Showcase produced and directed by advanced theatre students.

Man & Gods

  • June 15 1998
  • By Photo Photiades
  • (Studio Theatre)

Selections from the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides performed in the ancient language of the poets.


  • June 17 1998
  • By Euripides
  • Directed by Ric Prindle

A powerful classic of western civilization—a story of ecstasy and violence, erotic frenzy and destruction.

  • June 26-27 1998
  • Choreographed by Nicole Alsup and Deborah Anderson
  • (Studio Theatre)

A senior dance concert.

  • July 19 1998

Highlands Summer Theatre True Fiction Magazine

  • July 24 1998

San Francisco’s hottest improv troupe.

Highlands Summer Theatre Our Town

  • July 31, August 1,7-9 1998
  • By Thornton Wilder
  • Directed by Leo Rodriguez
  • (Studio Theatre)

I have found a strong fascination with the part “way down deep that’s eternal about every human being.” In a time we are constantly running and constantly trying to connect it is especially important to remember that our strongest connections lie in one another, the human connection—Leo Rodriguez

Highlands Summer Theatre Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoats

  • August 14-16, 21-23 1998
  • By Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The authors of Jesus Christ Superstar have created a soft rock fantasy from the biblical story of Joseph and his brethren and turned this ancient tale into a rollicking pastiche of vaudevillian turns, country and western, calypso, 50’s rock and roll and acid rock.

Hanging Women

  • October 30-31, November 6-8 1998
  • A U.S Premiere
  • By Donna Spector
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Studio Theatre)

Three women—a mother and her two daughters—set up a lavish dinner for a father’s return. In the process of waiting they go through their histories, exorcising the forces that limited their potential as women, and so eventually freeing themselves from themselves.


  • November 13-14, 20-22 1998
  • By William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The themes are still current—faithlessness, deception, and ambition. The play has everything a modern audience would wish for: witches, treachery, murder, and enough blood to satisfy the most ghoulish of audiences.

A Christmas Carol

  • December 11-12 1998
  • By Charles Dickens
  • Adapted by Robert Knight
  • Directed by Christine Plowright
  • Choreographed by Deborah Anderson
  • (Univ. Theatre)

This timeless Dickens’ tale follows miserly Ebenezer Scrooge through a long, dark winter night, until he is transformed and discovers the true spirit of Christmas. Bring the Family.