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CSUSB Presents a Season of Light 2020-2021 Season
CSUSB Presents a Season of Light 2020-2021 Season

The Curtain Rises On A Light-Hearted 2021-2022 Theatre Season

CSUSB welcomes back it’s theatre patrons with a fun season of plays.

After a not so brief year-long intermission, the CSUSB Department of Theatre Arts is back and ready to dazzle its guests with a fun selection of entertaining plays designed as an escape from reality. Welcome to our 2021-2022 Season of Light, a season with 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 a play described by its director as: “Like Weekend at Bernie’s, but a musical set in Monte Carlo!”

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House of Trials November 12 - 21, 2021
House of Trials November 12 - 21, 2021

Our return to the stage begins when the Historical romantic comedy House of Trials, directed by professor Kristi Papailler, opens on November 12! Written well ahead of its time by one of the few 17th century female playwrights - Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and translated by David Pasto, this romantic farce now set in Beverly Hills in the early 90’s, is a wild tale involving a brother and sister entangled in a web of love with four others. House of Trials will be on the Barnes Stage November 12-21, 2021.

Please note:

All production dates and times are subject to change to coincide with any health and safety guidelines established by the CDC and/or state federal guidelines. We recommend following our theatre’s social media account facebook.com/csusb.theatreboxoffice for the most up-to-date information.

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The Teeny Tiny Puppet Show Festival playing December 3 - 5, 2021
The Teeny Tiny Puppet Show Festival playing December 3 - 5, 2021

Professor Johanna Smith’s traveling puppet production, The Teeny Tiny Puppet Show Festival sets down in our Black Box Theatre for one weekend only this December. The Teeny Tiny Puppet Show Festival is a collection of short stories written and created by puppetry students, all told in the Brazilian ‘Teatro Lambe Lambe’ style. Each puppet story takes place inside a miniature set box with puppets and sets designed by the creator of each tale! The Teeny Tiny Puppet Show Festival playing December 3 - 5, 2021 cannot be missed!

Please note:

All production dates and times are subject to change to coincide with any health and safety guidelines established by the CDC and/or state federal guidelines. We recommend following our theatre’s social media account facebook.com/csusb.theatreboxoffice for the most up-to-date information.

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The Repertory Returns!

From April 22 – May 15, 2022 we will feature two productions running in repertory with one another! Both plays utilize the same stage, with minor set decoration changes between shows. The cast of one show operates as the crew of the second show and vice versa creating a truly unique experience for both our patrons and students.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona will run April 22 - May 14, 2022.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona will run April 22 - May 14, 2022.

Opening April 22, is a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by professor Tom Provenzano. Widely recognized as one of his earliest plays, The Two Gentlemen of Verona is the story of Valentine who travels from Verona to experience the world, leaving his best friend Proteus behind. Proteus soon follows, leaving his betrothed Julia, who, disguised as a man named Sebastian, is not far behind! Valentine, Proteus and ‘Sebastian’ all find themselves in the court of the Duke of Milan, where both Valentine and Proteus attempt to court the Duke’s daughter Silvia… broken hearts, romantic entanglements, mistaken identities, and a gang of marauding outlaws round out the adventure!

The Two Gentlemen of Verona will run April 22 - May 14, 2022.

Please note:

All production dates and times are subject to change to coincide with any health and safety guidelines established by the CDC and/or state federal guidelines. We recommend following our theatre’s social media account facebook.com/csusb.theatreboxoffice for the most up-to-date information.

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona Performance Dates:

Friday, April 22 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 - 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 28 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 30 - 8 p.m.
Friday, May 6 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 8 - 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 - 8 p.m.

Lucky Stiff will take the Barnes stage April 23 - May 15, 2022.
Lucky Stiff will take the Barnes stage April 23 - May 15, 2022.

Debuting April 23 is the musical comedy Lucky Stiff, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens with music by Stephen Flaherty. Directed by professor Kathryn Ervin, Lucky Stiff is a raucous, quirky murder mystery parody, complete with mistaken identities, six million in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. Harry Witherspoon is a simple English shoe salesman that stands to inherit a fortune if he can pass his recently murdered uncle off as alive while on a vacation to Monte Carlo. If he succeeds, all of his troubles vanish, if he fails, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn or his uncles’ gun-toting ex!

Lucky Stiff will take the Barnes stage April 23 - May 15, 2022.

Please note:

All production dates and times are subject to change to coincide with any health and safety guidelines established by the CDC and/or state federal guidelines. We recommend following our theatre’s social media account facebook.com/csusb.theatreboxoffice for the most up-to-date information.

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Lucky Stiff Performance Dates:

Saturday, April 23 - 8 p.m.
Friday, April 29 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 - 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 5 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 - 8 p.m.
Friday, May 13 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 - 2 p.m.