Our Upcoming Production

Lilly the Mouse

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

By Kevin Henkes adapted by Kevin Kling
Directed by Amy Ressler

Lilly loves school and brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures for sharing time. When her teacher confiscates her prized possessions, Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse as she sets out to make amends. A Theatre for Young Audience's Production.

Saturday, April 6 at 11am*, 1pm and 3pm
Sunday, April 7 at 1pm and 3pm
Doré Arena Theatre
 (limited seating, reservations recommended)

$5 General Admission
Children 12 and under are FREE

Please note, there is no late seating.

Buying tickets: (We are no longer selling tickets on-line for Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. We still have tickets available for Sunday at 1pm at the box office. For our 3pm show, we are getting full, so  check at the box office for ticket availability. )

1) Pre-sale tickets can be bought on-line two weeks before the first performance. See info in the sidebar at the right of this page, under the yellow ticket.
2) You can reserve tickets by calling this number two weeks before the first performance: (661) 654-3150. 
3) The box office opens one hour before each performance and accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.

Parking is free in the lot 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



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Note: For Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, we are no longer selling tickets on-line. We still have tickets available for Sunday at 1pm at the box office. For our 3pm show, we are getting full, so  check at the box office for ticket availability. 

• Purchase CSUB Theatre tickets on-line by going to: 
• Tickets are sold on-line starting two weeks prior to the event.

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
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@csub.edu

Dept. Chair: mrees@csub.edu