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Theatrefest Season 2014-2015

The box office opens one hour prior to each performance and accepts cash and checks only. 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 Quarter 2014

Dust Bowl man with child in front of car 

From Dust Thou Art

By Peter Grego; Adapted from the Oral History Collection of the California Odyssey Project
Directed by Mandy Rees


Thursday-Saturday, November 6, 7 & 8 at 8pm
Sunday, November 9 at 2pm
Doré Theatre

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

California was the “promised land,” and those who left the devastation of the Dust Bowl could not wait to arrive, though their dreams of a better life were soon dashed. It is an incredible journey filled with struggle and heartbreak, but ultimately it is a celebration of the human spirit. Adapted from oral histories, From Dust Thou Art tells the story of these resilient people in their own words. 

Part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Steinbeck’s classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Photo courtesy of California Odyssey: Dust Bowl Migration Archives.

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Winter Quarter 2015

Lorca in a Green Dress

by Nilo Cruz
Directed by Maria-Tania Becerra

Federico Garcia Lorca, the great Spanish poet and playwright of the early 20th century, met an untimely death at the hands of Spanish fascists. This lyrical drama imagines Lorca's afterlife in purgatory as he is faced with the various aspects of his personality and must make the journey from life to death.


Thursday-Friday, February 26 & 27 at 8pm
Saturday, February 28 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, March 1 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

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The Water Play

written and directed by Kamala Kruszka
CSUB Theatre for Young Audiences

In a dystopian future, a child is sent during a drought to find relief for the village. Along the way the child is aided by a magical dragon who shares its wisdom about where the water has gone, and what to do once it is found again.  Written by CSUB Theatre Faculty member Kamala Kruszka, the play combines masks, dance, and live sound effects to create a story emphasizing that water is a precious resource intended for the community to honor, conserve and share.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.


Saturday, March 14 at 11am, 2pm & 4pm    
Sunday, March 15 at 11am & 2pm
Doré Arena Theatre

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

$5 General Admission
FREE for Children 12 and Under

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Spring Quarter 2015

The Gamester

by Freyda Thomas
Directed by Zoe Saba

A sparkling comedy in the style of French farce, The Gamester centers around the charming Valere and his two competing passions: his love for Angelique and his compulsion for gambling. Add mistaken identity, conniving characters, and witty language, and you have a fun-filled night in the theatre.


Thursday-Saturday, May 21, 22 & 23 at 8pm
Thursday-Saturday, May 28, 29 & 30 at 8pm
Sunday, May 31 at 2pm
Doré Theatre

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