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Photo from the CSUSB opera presentation of “I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky.”
May 3, 2022

CSUSB’s Opera Theatre presents “I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky,” set in Los Angeles circa 1994 during the Northridge earthquake, on Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Faculty in the News
May 2, 2022

Theatre arts professors Tom Provenzano and Kathryn Ervin are directing two productions in repertory through May 15 at CSUSB’s Barnes Theater. Provenzano is directing “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” and Ervin is directing “Lucky Stiff.”

Cast of "Lucky Stiff"
April 20, 2022

From April 22 to May 15, the theatre department will run a futuristic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” alongside the musical comedy “Lucky Stiff.”

Johanna Smith with her puppets
April 14, 2022

Johanna Smith’s book has been selected for the Nancy Straub Award for Excellence in Publication on the Art of Puppetry, which honors works that are exemplary contributions that forward the field of puppetry.

Art sculpture, Faculty in the News
March 11, 2022

Andre Harrington (theatre arts), Brian Levin (criminal justice) and Anthony Silard (public administration) were included in recent news coverage.

CGI building, faculty in the news
February 7, 2022

Marc Robinson (history), Lesley Leighton (music), Kathryn Ervin (theatre arts), David Yaghoubian (history) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were included in recent news coverage.

Players of the Pear Graden Showcase
January 31, 2022

Traditionally produced as a series of one act plays, “The Other Theatre Project” showcases work completely designed, performed, and directed by students. Their work will be staged at the university’s Ronald E. Barnes Theatre Feb. 3-5.

The lead cast of 'The House of Trials'
November 3, 2021

“The House of Trials,” directed by CSUSB assistant professor Kristi Papailler, is a 17th century romantic farce involving a brother and sister ensnared in a lover’s quadrangle! The play concludes its run this week with shows on Nov. 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.

Professor Johanna Smith with her puppets
October 21, 2021

The 2021-2022 Season of Light will have a little something for everyone: a romantic comedy written by a 17th century nun, a uniquely stylized puppet show, a modern adaptation of a Shakespearean comedy, and more.