CSUB presents "Gold Fever" for young theater lovers

February 26, 2009
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu

On March 14 -15 even the theater is child's play at California State University, Bakersfield when the theater department presents "Gold Fever" at the Doré Arena Theatre. The play, written by Rita Grauer and John Urquhart, will be directed by Kamala Kruszka.

Designed for young audiences, the performance humorously blends Old West history and legend to make a powerful statement about the conflict between personal greed and compassion for others. Set during the historic California gold rush, "Gold Fever" brings together Ben Holladay, best known as the stagecoach king, and the notorious highwayman Black Bart. After failing to strike it rich, Bart turns to robbing Holladay's stagecoaches. The ensuing misadventures reveal to both characters that gold fever can make a man mad!

Performances are set for noon, 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, and noon and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Tickets are $5 and children 12 and under are free. Seating is limited. Call (661) 654-6070 for reservations and information.