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Program Productions

Loose Ends
By Michael Weller
Directed by Joe D'aquino
Edison Studio Theatre
October 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8pm
October 13, 20 at 2pm

A look at dating, love, and marriage in the 1970’s, and that balancing act of life: between relationships, personal and professional aspirations, the evolving role of women in the work force, and the roles we expect the opposite sex to play in our lives during this quickly changing decade.


Noises Off
By Michael Frayn
Directed by Naomi Buckley
University Theatre
Nov 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8pm
November 17 at 2pm

Noises Off, Michael Frayn's love letter to the theatre, is a hilarious farce within a farce. An ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors are putting together a silly sex comedy titled, Nothing On, a single-set farce in which lovers frolic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away, and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue. The three acts of Noises Off expose different phases of the disastrous show, Nothing On, and allow the audience to gleefully watch the production's evolution from both in front of the stage and behind it. Come see this wild romp that the New York Post called the "funniest farce ever written."


Origins: A Concert of Multi-Cultural Dance
Featuring Guest, Faculty, & Student Choreographers
Artistic Director: Doris Ressl
University Theatre
December 6 & 7 at 8pm

Dances from the past evolve into dances of the present in this mult-cultural dance concert. “Origins” will feature a cornucopia of dance styles — Bollywood, Afro-Caribbean, Hip Hop, Latin, Middle Eastern, and Modern. CSUDH students will perform world dance choreography by three Los Angeles choreographers, CSUDH faculty, and students.


Topdog/Underdog
By Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Sharrell Luckett
Edison Studio Theatre
February 27, 28, March 1, 7, 8 at 8pm
March 2 and 9 at 2pm

Their father named them Lincoln and Booth…as a prank. Now grown men, their names and their histories haunt them. Trapped by their poverty, family history of abandonment, and ominously prophetic names, these two black men find themselves locked in a dangerous game of deception, fighting over just which one’s the Player and which one’s the Played. The brothers find themselves constantly conning those on the street and, ultimately, each other in this darkly passionate story about family grievances, racism, deep wounds and healing.


School for Scandal
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by Kelly Herman
University Theatre
April 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8pm
April 13 at 2pm

It’s social networking—old school with the poisonous gossip of Richard Sheridan’s School for Scandal. This is the original reality show, fraught with competition, sex, backstabbing, and debauchery. This classic still has enough bite to draw blood and it reminds us that human nature has not changed much as we can always be seduced by a tale of status, love, and betrayal.


Evolutions: Inventive Student Choreography
Artistic Director: Doris Ressl
University Theatre
May 2 & 3 at 8pm
May 4 at 2pm

Join us for the creative choreographic endeavors by CSUDH Dance majors and minors.  Our student choreographers blossom and grow to create their dance landscape. The audience will be taken on an evolutionary journey filled with energy, inspiration, and transformation.


Auditions Info

Auditions for the play "School for Scandal" will be held on February 13th and 14th in the University Theatre.