2001 Theatre Archive

  • January 19-20 2001

Second Annual Preview of participants in Regional Festivals of the American College Dance Festival and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

American Families in Transition

  • February 22-March 8 2001
  • Produced by Laura Renaud-Wilson, Ric Prindle & Rhoda Kaufman.p
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A Three-Part Dance/Theatre College exploration of family relationships and how they are changing—expressed through the media of dance and theatre

  • March 9-10 2001
  • Directed by Ric Prindle.

Improvisational comedy. This show will consist of various games and narratives that are fueled by suggestions from the audience. To add to the spontaneity, some members of the audience will be invited to come on stage to take part in the action.

  • April 21 2001

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

The Vagina Monologues

  • April 28 2001
  • By Eve Ensler
  • Directed by Christine Plowright.
  • (Univ. Theatre)

V-Day is a spirit…we believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities. V-Day is a catalyst…Triggering far-reaching awareness; it will lay the groundwork for new educational, proactive and legislative efforts throughout the world.

  • May 4-5, 11-13, 2001
  • By Milcha Sanchez-Scott
  • Directed by Leo Rodriguez
  • (Studio theatre)

The story takes place on the Morales family lands, where Juana Morales (Trystyn M. Vasquez), accompanied by her sister-in-law Chata (C. Lindsay Cross), awaits the return of her husband, Gallo (Armando Torres), who has just finished serving a murder sentence. He returns and resumes a passion that troubles his broken family, cock fighting. All the Morales family members, except for Gallo, displays uncertainty, personal anguish and discontent over their identities. Conflict and confrontation provide the emotional leverage for the climactic intercession of spirituality and unconditional love.

The Wind in the Willows

  • May 5-6 2001
  • By Kenneth Grahame adapted by Douglas Post.
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • May 31 & June 2 (bill A), June 1 & June 3 (bill B) 2001
  • Supervised by Edgardo de la Cruz and Thomas Hird

Bill A: Savage/Love, Nappy Edges, Universal Language, The Man With The Flower In His Mouth. Bill B: The Actor’s Nightmare, In the Beginning, Decadence

Highlands Summer Theatre The Taming of the Shrew

  • July 20-29 2001
  • By Shakespeare
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz

A minimalist, revisionist, feminist version is set in Italy. The spicy battle of the sexes, in which the canny Petruchio “tames Katharina the town shrew, gets a new twist under the direction of.

Approaching the Fire

  • July 29 2001
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Dances by Eric Kupers and guest artists Manuuelito Biag, Manfred Schaectle, Hilary Bryan, and Susan Goldberg.

  • August 3-4, 10-12 2001
  • By A.R Gurney
  • Directed by Ed Wright

“It’s a day in the life of a dining room,” says Wright “There is no specific dining room or time, but it’s almost like ghosts of the past coming to inhabit and show us different lives in different dining rooms over time.”

  • August 17-19, 24-26 2001
  • By Clark Gesner
  • Directed by Jody Rice
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Good Grief! The Beagle has landed! Charles Schulz entertains with everybody’s favorites- Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy and good old Charlie Brown.

  • October 5-14 2001
  • October 10-13 2001
  • Directed by Craig Marker

Written in the 5th Century B.C., “Agamemnon” is the first play in the only remaining trilogy of Greek Plays. It is a story of King Agamemnon of Argos, who returns from the Trojan War to a vengeful wife. This production is part of the Arts Day at CSUH.

  • October 5-14 2001
  • October 20 2001

A collaborative work by D.B. Indos (Croatia’s best know performance artist,) Directed Sergej Pristas, and playwrights Ivana Sajko performed by BAD co, the award-winning experimental dance theatre ensemble from Zagreb, Croatia.

Ubu Roi

  • November 9-10, 16-18 2001
  • By Frenchman Alfred Jarry
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz

Written over 100 years ago by Frenchman Alfred Jarry, loosely parodies Shakespeare’s Macbeth and features waddling caricature of downright badness. Greed, cruelty, stupidity, cowardice, procreation, selfishness and gluttony are portrayed with gleeful abandon. When first produced in 1896, this wildly satirical farce drama electrified Paris and caused shocked audiences to riot. It was Duchamp’s favorite play.

Starting Here, Starting Now

  • November 30-December 9 2001

A musical revue celebrating the joys and sorrows of falling in love. This production features 20 songs about love in its incarnations.

  • December 2001
  • By Charles Dickens
  • Adapted by Ed Wright
  • Directed by Dawn M. Williams
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Wherein Scrooge is awakened to the true meaning, not only of Christmas, but of life itself.