Upcoming Production 

Check out our full 2017-18 Theatrefest season HERE!

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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 bachelor friends who both create alter egos named Ernest in order to woo two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men named Ernest. The men struggle to keep up with their own stories, and then must grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse.

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

• The box office opens one hour prior to each performance. We currently accept cash and checks only; no credit/debit cards.
• 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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The  Theatre Program is part of CSUB's Music & Theatre Department. To check out the Music Program, go to https://www.csub.edu/music/index.html

We are in the School of Arts & Humanities. To check out the School website, go to https://www.csub.edu/ah/index.html


"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



Pippin warriors from the musical

Come Study With Us!

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
9 MUS
CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022 

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

FAX: (661) 654-6901 

Office: kmendenhall_gregory@csub.edu
Dept. Chair: mrees@csub.edu