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2004 Theatre Archive

Shattered

  • January 23-24, 30-31, 2004
  • Coordinated by Richgail Enriquez & Kevin Correa
  • Directed by Noli Magsino Jr.
  • (Studio Theatre)

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.

Cabaret

  • February 27-28, and March 5-7, 2004
  • Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
  • Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • Choreography: Laura Ellis and Kimiko Guthrie
  • (Univ. Theatre)

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 Masque of Beauty and the Beast

  • May 1-2, 2004
  • By Michael Elliot Brill
  • Director: Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

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.

  • May 14-15 2004
  • Directed by Nina Haft, Kimiko Guthrie, Laura Ellis

A showcase of faculty and advanced student works.

  • May 21-22 2004

CSUH Dance Faculty with special guests:

  • Robert Henry Johnson
  • Debby Kajiyama
  • Jose Navarette
  • David Ryther.

Alice in Love

  • May 14-15, 2004
  • Adapted by Bong Dizon & Lindsey Cross
  • Directed by Bong Dizon
  • (Univ. Theatre)

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.

Xarc Festival

  • Bill A (Spring): June 3, 5, 2004
  • Bill B (Spring): June 4, 6, 2004
  • Supervised by Edgardo de la Cruz and Thomas Hird

A festival of short plays and choreography by advanced Theatre and Dance Students.

  • July 16-18 2004
  • By Shakespeare
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

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.

  • July 24-25 2004
  • By Hans Christian Andersen
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz & Regina Cate
  • (Studio Theatre)

A theatrical production for children and their friends and family.

Highlands Summer Theatre Guys and Dolls

  • August 13-14, 20-22, 2004
  • By Damon Runyon
  • Music written by Frank Loesser
  • Music Direction and Staging by Marianna Wolff
  • Choreography by Eric Kupers.
  • (Univ. Theatre)

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.

  • December 3-4, 2004
  • (PE 140)

With original choreography by CSUH faculty and students.

Creon

  • October 29-30 November 12-14, 2004
  • Written by David Toda
  • Directed by Dawn Monique Williams
  • (Univ. Theatre)

“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.

  • December 10-11 2004
  • By Charles Dickens
  • Adapted and directed by Ed Wright
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The heartwarming and surprisingly funny holiday classic.

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