2018 Theatre Archive

she loves me flyer
Performances were March 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11
Location: University Theatre
She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff
with music by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Brock

She Loves Me is a funny, touching and romantic musical from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre. The plot concerns two sales clerks, Amalia and Georg, in a perfume shop in Europe in the late 1930’s. They despise each other, not knowing that they both belong to the same Lonely Hearts Club (think Match.com). The two bicker and fight all day, then go home and write love letters to each other as “Dear Friend” each night. What is funny is that each does not know that the person they hate during the day is the same person they are falling in love with each night.

this too shall pass flyer
Performances were May 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, 2017
This Too Shall Pass: 49 Experiments with Impermanence
Directed and Choreographed by Eric Kupers
Location: University Theatre

The CSU East Bay Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble presented a 49-hour experimental performance investigating questions about the times we are existing in.  The diverse offerings of performance, discussion and participation were linked by a commitment to inclusion and experimentation.  Various performances and sound ceremonies took place every hour, on the hour during the week of performances.

"THIS TOO, the central dance/theater/music piece was performed at 8 pm each night (and again at 10 pm on Friday and Saturday). The performance pieces were directed and choreographed by Eric Kupers, with original music by David Ryther, text by Kimiko Guthrie, lighting and scenic design by Richard Olmsted and costumes by Ulises Alcala.  The performances also featured guest artist Keith Penney, along with performers and collaborators from the Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble and DanceSing Drum Company."

Blood Wedding

By Federico García Lorca
Translated by Langston Hughes and Adapted by Melia Bensussen
Directed by Dawn Monique Williams 
Performances were: November 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 7:30 PM
November 11 at 2:00 PM
Location: University Theatre
The arid lands of rural southern Spain inspired Federico García Lorca to write his greatest tragedy, Blood Wedding. This classic drama of betrayal and murder is based on the true crime story of a runaway bride who, in 1928, fled from her arranged marriage on horseback to be with her true love. Lorca entangles these lovers in an age-old blood feud, a curse on the entire community. His poetic diction and rich imagery infuse the story with the fire and power, that spirit of duende, characteristic of his work and with a prophetic resonance that marked his own tragically short life. 
Producer & Choreographer: Nina Haft & Eric Kupers
Performances were: ICE, December 7 and December 8
ICE-X, December 8
Location: PE 140
ICE and ICE-X is a weekend dance showcase of
powerful performance, created and performed by
Theatre and Dance students.