Cal State San Bernardino’s Department of Theatre Arts opens the 2016-2017 Barnes Theatre production season with “Alicia in Wonder Tierra (or, I Can’t Eat Goat Head),” by Silvia Gonzalez S., and the playwright on Nov. 2 visited the campus to meet with an acting class, giving them some insight to her work.

When Alicia enters a Mexican curio shop with her mother, she accidentally finds herself transported into fantastic realms, filled with amazing creatures, brilliant Mexican imagery, and magical realism. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with Latin American traditions, appropriated pop culture symbols, and historic icons.

While on her exciting adventure, Alicia begins to learn the difference between true heritage and stereotype as she attempts to find her way back home. This unique, family-friendly production features actors and puppets performing side-by-side in a space that reveals new wonders as each scene evolves.

Directed by professor Johanna Smith, “Alicia in Wonder Tierra (or, I Can’t Eat Goat Head)” runs Nov.11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7 p.m., Nov. 13, 19 and 20 at 2 p.m., before moving to the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus for an additional four shows on Dec. 1 and 2 at 9:30 a.m. and noon.

Individual and season tickets can be purchased from the CSUSB Theatre Arts Box Office, or online at Subscriptions range from $20 to $50, with individual tickets at $6 for students and children under 17; $12 for faculty, staff, senior citizens and military; $15 for adults.

Performances take place in the Ronald E. Barnes Theatre on the CSUSB campus. Parking at CSUSB is $6 Monday-Friday and $3 on the weekend, but is available for free with a 2016-2017 theatre arts season subscription.

Tickets for the show at the Palm Desert Campus' Indian Wells Theater can be purchased online at

For additional information, please contact the Theatre Box Office at (909) 537-5884 or