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Art à la Carte On May 3

Published: May 1, 2015

Art à la Carte: A Taste of All Things Theatre at CSULB, will be held from on Sunday, May 3 from 5-8 p.m. in the Theatre Arts building on campus. Guests will enjoy food and refreshments and “choose their own adventure” from a menu of performances, lectures, and workshops.

Mayor Robert Garcia, Mort and Susan Stuhlbarg, Clifford L. Warner and Alexandra Billings will be presented as honorees for their support of the Theatre Arts Department and the arts in the Long Beach community. Finally, there will be a sneak-peek selection from “S/he & Me,” an upcoming autobiographical show performed by CSULB faculty member and Golden Globe winner Billings, and directed by Joanne Gordon.

The evening of celebration will begin with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and the entertainment will kick off with an undergraduate musical number. Guests will then be able to choose two activities, hosted throughout the Theatre Arts building, that offer a sampling of the dynamic work being done in the department. These include selections from the student-written New Play Festival, a performance by the CSULB Queer Theatre Collective and curated short performances of physical theatre. In addition. there will be two Affinity Lecture Series events–a presentation on traditional Indian theatre for the 21st century by Shanti Pillai, and a discussion of applied political and theoretical dramatic engagement presented by Jaye Austin Williams.

Also, Art à la Carte will feature a tour of the annual Design Expo, showcasing the incredible work of CSULB graduate and undergraduate costume, scenic and lighting design students. This glimpse into the future of theatrical design opens to the public on Tuesday, May 5.

Tickets for the event are general admission, $100; recent Alumni, $75; table for two, $250; and party of 10, $1,000. To order tickets click here.