Fall 2023 Productions 

For our information on our full 2023-24 season, click here!

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The Courage to Right a Woman's Wrongs
directed by David Melendez

translated by Diversifying the Classics from Valor, agravio y mujer by Ana Caro Mallén de Soto

Thursday-Saturday October 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm
Sunday October 29 at 2pm
Doré Theatre

We are proud to highlight one of the Spanish Golden Age’s most accomplished female playwrights in this recently translated play. Leonor, intent on bringing her unfaithful lover to justice, crosses geographical boundaries and defies social expectations of gender in a crusade to restore her lost honor. Duels, bandits, and mistaken identities are delightfully combined in this 17th century comedy.

$12 General Admission
$10 Seniors (60+)/CSUB Faculty & Staff
$7 Students


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Theatre for Young Audiences Presents
Carmela Full of Wishes
adapted by Alvaro Saar Rios
based on the best-selling book by Matt de la Peña
directed by Amy Ressler
Saturday November 18 at 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Sunday November 19 at 1pm & 3pm
Doré Arena Theatre (limited seating)

¡Feliz cumpleaños! It’s seven-year-old Carmela’s birthday and she is scootering past workers in fields, excited that she’s finally old enough to tag along with her older brother while he runs errands. When she spots a lone dandelion, Carmela must decide what her deepest wish is—and she must do it before her birthday is over. Touching and funny, this delightful play is recommended for children 4-10 years old.

$5 General Admission
Children 12 and under are free!

Advance tickets available through Eventbrite starting two weeks prior to the event.

The Box Office opens one hour before showtime. 


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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

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

Theatre works beautifully in conjunction with my English major. I am drawn to the exciting classes, productions, faculty, and opportunities available. Here, you get a chance to perform in main-stage productions, work with talented faculty that know the business, and get opportunities to not only grow as an actor, but as a designer, director, and person. Choosing to major in Theatre at CSUB has made all the difference in my undergraduate career and I wouldn't change a thing— except maybe deciding to double major sooner!
—Taylor Clark, Class of 2020

"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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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
CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022 

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

FAX: (661) 654-6901 

Office: ksaldana@csub.edu
Dept. Chair: jhaney@csub.edu