October 29, 2009 - Egypt comes to California State University, Bakersfield during its production of "Scepter in the Sand," Nov. 5-8 at the Doré Theatre. The original play by CSUB student Michael Mejia was written to accompany the "Art of Death in Ancient Egypt" exhibit, currently on display in the university's Todd Madigan Gallery.
"Scepter in the Sand" comes to life as present-day archeology students stumble upon an ancient scepter that contains the evil spirit of Set who wants the power of Egypt all to himself. Set plans to overthrow his brother Osiris, the new benevolent ruler of Egypt. Meanwhile, Isis, Set's wife, also has great plans for how she can contribute to Egypt's prosperity. The play explores the struggle for power and the clash between good and evil.
Twenty-eight actors are part of this production, which features a revolving set by Chris Eicher, colorful Egyptian costumes by Roger Upton, and lighting design by Max Jacobs.
Performances are set for 8 p.m. on Nov. 5-7, and 2 p.m. on Nov. 8. General admission is $10, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students with identification. The Todd Madigan Gallery, located adjacent to the Doré, will open one hour prior to performances, allowing theater goers the opportunity to see the collection of Egyptian funerary art on display from the Phoebe A.Hearst Museum through Nov. 8. Gallery admission is free.
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