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.
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