Theatrefest Season 2017-2018

• 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.

Fall Semester 2017

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


colorful drawing of clothing

By Wesley Middleton
Directed by Kamala Boeck

CSUB Theatre for Young Audiences
(artwork courtesy Metro Theater Company)

Set in a fantasy world inhabited by characters who each represent an article of clothing, Skirt, Jacket, Stovepipe, Swimsuit, Slacks and Sweater live happily.  It isn’t until they are ordered to sort themselves into two distinct piles that it is discovered the only way this can happen is by the characters hiding or removing part of themselves.  The play has many values for the young audience, most important is that we are all a collage of various aspects, and that being “you” means accepting all your wonderful gifts, personality traits and physical features.   

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Saturday, November 4 at 11AM, 2PM & 4PM    
Sunday, November 5 at 2PM & 4PM
Doré Arena Theatre

Limited seating; reservations recommended: (661) 654-3150
Note: latecomers cannot be seated

$5 General Admission
FREE for Children 12 and Under


Spring Semester 2018

1800s Top Hat and Bodice
The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde
directed by Maria-Tania Becerra

Sparkling with wit and satireThe Importance of Being Earnest is widely regarded as Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece. Penned in 1895, it is the story of two friends who both create alter egos named Ernest in order to woo their lovers who, conveniently, claim only to be attracted to people named Ernest. The friends struggle to keep up with their own stories, and then must grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse. Join us for a new gender switching reimagining of this classic story.

Thursday-Saturday, March 8, 9 & 10 at 8PM
Thursday-Saturday, March 15, 16 & 17 at 8PM
Sunday, March 18 at 2PM

Doré Theatre

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


gloved hand on theatre curtain

Theatre of New Voices

Written and Directed by CSUB Students

Our festival of student-written, student-directed one-acts. Join us to celebrate the creativity and talent of these budding playwrights and directors! A group of short plays were selected through a competition last spring.

Thursday-Saturday, April 12, 13 & 14 at 8PM
Saturday-Sunday, April 14 & 15 at 2PM
Doré Arena Theatre

Limited seating; reservations strongly recommended as this production normally sells out: (661) 654-3150
Note: latecomers cannot be seated

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