CSUSB Department of Theatre Arts 2019-2020 Season


2019-2020 Season Coming Soon

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FANTASY AND REALITY
CSUSB’s 2019-2020 Theatre season is one of hope, love, and laughter.

CSUSB’s Department of Theatre Arts is back and better than ever with a season caught Somewhere Between Fantasy and Reality. This season has something for everyone, with a classic by William Shakespeare; a production ripped from the headlines; a wild, magical, musical fantasy; and a few surprises!
 

  • William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Terry Donovan Smith.
  • Rowing to America: The Immigrant Project directed by Kathryn Ervin.
  • The Ellen Weisser Endowed Theatre Showcase presents Once Upon A Mattress, directed by Tom Provenzano.
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, directed by Johanna Smith. 
  • Love Letters by A.R. Gurney

 
This 2019-2020 season marks the end of 55 years of quarter-driven classes as well as productions, and starting fall of 2020, the beginning of our new semester schedule! With this new format, the CSUSB Department of Theatre Arts will continue to provide our students and the community with the quality productions they’ve come to expect. Be sure to update your contact information with the Box Office, and follow us on social media for all the latest updates! You do not want to miss out on the excitement.

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Twelfth Night Opens November 15
Twelfth Night opens November 15

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.” - Malvolio

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Terry Donovan Smith. Twelfth Night is a comedy about a cross-dressing, shipwreck surviving, poetry-loving girl named Viola who finds herself at the center of a not-so-average love triangle… all performed for you in the round!

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Charlotte's Web by E.B. White November 23
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White November 23

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, directed by Johanna Smith. Charlotte’s Web features both actors and puppets performing side by side in a heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship between Charlotte the spider, and Wilbur the pig.

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Rowing To America opens March 6, 2020
Rowing To America opens March 6, 2020

“Please tell me you didn’t throw priests and nuns into the ocean!” - Peig

Rowing to America: The Immigrant Project
directed by Kathryn Ervin. Rowing to America is a collection of nine one-act plays on the immigration, emigration and migration experience. Written by a culturally diverse group of writers, with equally diverse characters, these occasionally comic, poetic, sometimes tragic and always poignant pieces cut to the heart of the immigration issue and provide an excellent opportunity to exercise the talents of a multicultural cast.

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Love Letters March 21, 2020
Love Letters March 21, 2020

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, featuring Tom Provenzano and Margaret Perry in her farewell performance!

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Once Upon A Mattress opens May 29, 2020
Once Upon A Mattress opens May 29, 2020

We've been through all the eligible girls in all the neighboring kingdoms. There are none left. We simply have to wait until their little sisters grow up, and that'll take years.” – Queen Aggravain

The Ellen Weisser Endowed Theatre Showcase presents Once Upon A Mattress, directed by Tom Provenzano, music by Mary Rogers, book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, with lyrics by Marshall Barer. If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a surprise! Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some sidesplitting shenanigans.

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