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Upcoming Production 

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Two Muslim men separated by books

The Profane by Zayd Dohrn

Directed by Mandy Rees

Two Muslim families, one conservative and the other liberal, are brought together by the engagement of their children. But this does not come without challenges. Just published this year, The Profane addresses big questions about prejudice and our ability to be tolerant of each other's religious beliefs and cultural traditions.

From the NY Times: "[An] eloquent, frequently comic new drama…By turns warm and wary, combative and conciliatory…The Profane is deeply invested in a question about the state of our own Union: Can we live together, and be good to one another, for the long haul? …[The Profane] simply does one of the things theater does best: It gets us thinking about how to be human together.” 

Strong language.

Thursday-Saturday, October 26, 27 & 28 at 8PM
Sunday October 29 at 2PM
Doré Theatre

$10 General Admission
$8 Seniors (60+)/CSUB Faculty & Staff
$5 Students with Identification

• The box office opens one hour prior to each performance.
• To make a reservation, call (661) 654-3150 starting two weeks before the first performance.
• You may also request disability accommodation through this number.
• There is free parking available in front of the theatre.

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"Studying at the CSUB Theatre Department allowed me to experiment with projects and roles that shaped the actor I am today. They gave me space and tools to create art —regardless of size and scope — always encouraging creativity, spontaneity and hard work. I was lucky to have what I did in the theatre program at CSUB and continually draw on my time there for inspiration."

—Jeff Lepine, Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv Theater, NYC

"CSUB Theatre cultivates artists as they take responsibility for and initiative in their craft. It offers support and countless possibilities for students who are committed to growth."

—Miguel Torres, CSU Fullerton MFA Program

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CSUB Theatre can offer you the following:

  • small class sizes allowing individual attention from dedicated, experienced faculty
  • opportunities to perform, design, direct, stage manage
  • a lively production program including a Theatre for Young Audiences tour and Theatre of New Voices—a new play festival
  • training in acting, design, directing, creative dramatics
  • a solid foundation in theatre history, literature and script analysis

We take pride in turning out well-rounded members of the theatre community.

Contact Us

Music and Theatre Department
CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022 

Department Office: Music Bldg., Room 105
Phone: (661) 654-3093

FAX: (661) 654-6901 

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