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Performances with CSULB Theatre Arts

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A View From the Bridge

September 23 – October 8, 2016
University Theatre
A California Repertory Production

Celebrating the 100th birthday of prolific American playwright, Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible), CSULB presents the intensely absorbing drama A View from the Bridge. When a longshoreman agrees to help his wife’s family, the consequences have ripple effects revealing jealousies and affairs—leading to his destruction.

Creative Team
Directed by Jeff Paul
Scenic Design: Lindsay Maiorano
Costume Designer: Catherine Baumgardener
Lighting Design: Kelsey McGill
Sound Design: Christopher Renfro
Makeup Design: Lanayia Gonzales
Stage Manager: Amber Goebel
Alfieri: Sky Paley
Eddie: Josh Nathan
Beatrice: Kathleen Wilhoite
Catherine: Julia Beaty
Rodolpho: Brandan Pascal
Marco: Anthony DeGregorio
Louis/Immigration Officer #1: Evan Nelson
Mike/Immigration Officer #2: Wes Mathison

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Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!

October 7 – 16, 2016
Studio Theatre
A University Players Production

This quirky, British musical follows the performer Littlechap in his pursuit of worldly success where he often attempts to stop the world (and the show!) before it spins out of control. This tale of rags to riches will take the audience on a journey of one man’s search for hope during his rise to fame. The CSULB production will feature Alexandra Billings (ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, Amazon’s Transparent) in multiple roles as the many women in Littlechap’s life.

Creative Team
Directed by Joanne Gordon
Musical Director: Jarod Sheahan
Choreographer: Brian Moe
Scenic Design: Danila Korogodsky
Costume Design: Amanda Martin
Lighting Design: Caitlin Eby
Sound Design: Kate Fechtig
Make-up Design: Seraphina Rose Foster
Stage Manager: Rachel Dennison
Produced for the Broadway stage by
David Merrick in association with Bernard Delfont
Littlechap: Christian Sullivan
Evie/Anya/Ilse/Ginnie: Alexandra Billings
Young Littlechap: Bryson Mansell
Susan: Kaleigh Clark
Jane: Maddie Larson
Evie/Anya/Ilse/Ginnie (Matinees 10/8, 10/15, 10/16): Jessica Soza
Ensemble: Kaleigh Clark, Bonnie Dolan, Asialani Holman, Likun Jing, Lara Lafferty, Maddie Larson, Tamanii Meeks, Yoon Park, Jennifer Richardson, Carolina Xique

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November 12 – 19, 2016
University Theatre
A University Players Production

An enchanting physical theatre performance that reflects on Earth’s natural resources brings the elements of earth, wind, fire, and air to life using acrobatics, ensemble movement, mime, and contemporary dance. Sally and Avi are stuck in their cookie-cutter lives never noticing one another, but when the four elements intervene to wake them from their daily existence, they are brought together.

Creative Team
Directed by Ezra LeBank and Rebecca Nakano
Scenic Design: Merve Caydere Dobai
Costume Design: Kathryn McGaughey
Lighting Design: Kit Baumer
Sound Design: Matthew Barabasch
Makeup Design: Keren Ochoa
Stage Manager: Brittni Finley
Melvin Alas, Kayla Manuel, Jaime Martinez, Shane Monaghan, Daniela Naranjo, Kim Pernia, Cynthia Price, Malik Proctor, Alexander Romero

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The Duchess of Malfi

December 2 – 11, 2016
Studio Theatre
A University Players Production

Considered one of the greatest English renaissance dramas, a Duchess marries beneath her class only to meet a nightmarish fate when her brothers seek revenge in this tale of greed, ambition, love, and lost innocence. CSULB continues a tradition of reimagining classic works with this bloody Jacobean tragedy.

Creative Team
Directed by Rob Clare
Scenic Design: Lin Xiyu
Costume Design: Sara Lindsey
Lighting Design: Szu-Yun Wang
Sound Design: Carlos Torres
Makeup Design: Paula Le
Stage Manager: Megan Beretta


Chris Blonski, Spear Chen, Marcos Valdes Garriado, Marc Gomes, Robert Hart, Tommy Nguyen, Lawrence Patchin, Solana Price, Gaelyn Wilkie

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AFTER ORLANDO: theatre action

November 6th, 2016, 4:00 PM
Studio Theatre
An Affinity Series Production

CSULB Thatre Arts is partnering with theatres and organizations across the globe to present a reading of several short plays written in response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. Click here to learn more about the national AFTER ORLANDO theatre action. AMERICAN THEATRE has also written about the national action. To get involved with CSULB's event, please email Christina Ramos, Director of Education & Literary Affairs, at

Selected Plays
Orlando, 2:02a.m. by Migdalia Cruz
these wings are meant to fly by Zac Kline
I Won’t Be Afraid by Jessica Litwak
The Human Traces by Anders Lustgarten
GONE SILENT by Jennifer Maisel
After Orlando by Oliver Mayer
Not by Chiori Miyagawa
AFTER (a kinda litany or something) by Riti Sachdeva
AFTER by Caridad Svich
Departure by Jordan Tannahill
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She Kills Monsters

February 17 – 26, 2017
Studio Theatre
A University Players Production

Fairies, ogres, and 90s pop culture references create the world of fantasy role-play games in Qui Nguyen’s dramatic comedy. After the death of her sister, a young woman stumbles into a journey of self-discovery and action-packed adventure in this heart-pounding homage to the nerd (and warrior!) inside us all. She Kills Monsters is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Creative Team
Directed by Amanda McRaven

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

March 10 – 25, 2017
University Theatre
A University Players Production

Sunny Southern California sets the stage for this coming-of-age musical about a bubbly black girl, Viveca, with a bright smile and a sunny disposition. Spanning the 1960s through the 1990s, Viveca sings and dances her way through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism, and Broadway showbiz until she is forced to face her reflection and decide if the most important thing she needs to accept, is herself.

Creative Team
Directed by Jaye Austin Williams

Mad Gravity

April 14 – 23, 2017
Studio Theatre
A California Repertory Production

Absurdity ensues when a pair of high school sweethearts convince their polar opposite parents to meet. Joe and Mary, a conservative, middle-class couple unwittingly become stars in the latest performance piece by eccentric artists Archie and Eudora, but when they discover a comet is barreling toward Earth, the fourth wall comes down.

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Good Boys and True

April 28 – May 13, 2017
Players Theatre
A California Repertory Production

The privileged life of a high school senior at St. Joe’s School for Boys threatens to collapse when a disturbing video circulates around campus. Social class, abuse, and sexuality simmer beneath the surface of the resulting scandal, taking an unexpected turn when the boy’s family is confronted with unsettling truths about their son.

Creative Team
Directed by Hugh O'Gorman
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