This year, the third production “Shattered” proved Revival of the Arts Production is growing in strength and number. The Filipino playwrights of the past are gradually gaining back their prominence “Sabina” and “Tin Roof” tackles themes such as pride, love, broken vows. The main characters make decisions that will forever change their lives and the people around them.
The musical is derived from the books “Goodbye to Berlin” and “The Last of Mr. Norris,” written by Christopher Isher¬wood in the late ‘30s, stories that were adapted for the Broadway play 1966. Isherwood’s stories portray the difficulties of the political and social upheaval that preceded the rise of fascism in Germany in the early ‘30s, and the trials of being an intellectual during a period when society dictated thought.
The storyline for “The Masque of Beauty and the Beast” is similar to the famous fairy tale. In de la Cruz’s version the merchant father becomes poor and asks each of his daughters what they would like to have. Beauty asks for a rose. The rose that her father gives her belongs to the Beast. The Beast is under a curse that can be broken only by someone falling in love with him.
A showcase of faculty and advanced student works.
A dance spin-off on the beloved Lewis Carroll tale, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”It’s more about things that could have been happening when Lewis Carroll wasn’t looking.
A festival of short plays and choreography by advanced Theatre and Dance Students.
The adaptation of the Shake¬spearean play, “Twelfth Night,” is a satirical play about love – long devotional love, grieving love, sudden infatuation, self-love, loyal love, love for the sake of fortune and finally, true love. The play pokes fun at the pains of love in all of its forms.
A theatrical production for children and their friends and family.
The CSUH Highland Summer Theatre program presents the classic American musical “Guys and Dolls.” Nathan Detroit, in charge of setting up a regular Crap game but currently without money to arrange the location, has bet Sky Masterson that he cannot take a missionary “doll” to Havana, Cuba! Will he win or lose? And will Miss Adelaide, Nathan’s fiancée of 14 years, finally convince Nathan to get married? Filled with colorful New York characters based on the stories of popular Depression-era, this vibrant and energetic production is just the ticket to lift the spirits.
With original choreography by CSUH faculty and students.
“Creon” is a play about a man in the middle of a moral and political wartime dilemma that threatens to destroy him, his family and his kingdom, and follows a CSUH tradition of combining the old and the new. Toda credits Edgardo de la Cruz, the CSUH professor who died earlier this year, with being a master of the technique.
The heartwarming and surprisingly funny holiday classic.