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2019

Little Shop of Horrors

Music by Alan Menken
Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Director & Choreography by AeJay Mitchell
Musical Direction by Sierra Dee
Performance Dates: March 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 pm
March 24 at 2:00 pm
Location: University Theatre
"The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of his world origins and intent towards global domination!"
 

 REFUGE

Directed and Choreographed by Nina Haft
Performance Dates: April 26, 27, May 3, 4 at 7:30 PM
May 5 at 2:00 PM
Location: University Theatre
A dance theatre performance about making our way home.
In support for Pioneers for H.O.P.E.
REFUGE was a site-specific performance. 
Pioneers for H.O.P.E.(Helping Our Pioneers Excel) California State University.
East Bay's new intervention program will address the Chancellor's food and housing security initiatives to include wide-ranging efforts to immediately serve some of our most-at-risk students facing homelessness, food insecurity, and other various crisis situations.
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US in the U.S.: Secrets Exposed

Directed by A. Fajilan

Performances: September 20 & 21 at 7 :30 pm

September 22 at 2:00 pm

Location: Studio Theatre

"During the fall of 2016, we manifested CSU Ferguson to put a face onto the faceless hoodie. Since then we have toured from the South Bay to Spokane, Washington and across the Bay to the San Francisco International Arts Festival, sharing our hopes for an Inclusive America.

In 2018, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival acknowledged our work with a KCACTF Citizen Artist Award for insisting that theatrical production is central to the urgent social justice conversations. The US in the U.S. Ensemble continues to help audiences ready for the Browning of America because, despite efforts to make us disappear from the mainstream American Imae, everyone needs a little reminder that: We have always been here and we are going to stay here; so let's figure out how to play together.  All are welcome. All are needed. As always our Act Two is our/your Community Circle. Your presence is critical as we develop a new production for a May 2020 San Francisco International Festival Production." -A. Fajilan

1984
Adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr., and William A. Miles Jr. 
from the novel by George Orwell
Directed by Marc Jacobs
Performance Dates: November 8, 9, 15, 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm
November 17 at 2:00 pm
Location: University Theatre
"Based on George Orwell's novel, this production takes place in an America, not distant from our own. Social media has become the people's opium, Big Brother sees all, and the devices are watching us! This new society is built on fear and scapegoating of immigrants, people of color, differing religious faiths, and people of diverse sexual orientations; anyone who can be considered "other" is marginalized. But as Orwell predicted: "The people will not look up from their screens long enough to notice what's happening!"
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