*Check out our Fall 2019 Music & Theatre Events flyer here*

Our Upcoming Theatre Production

woman with fist in the air


by Sophokles
translated by Anne Carson
directed by Dave Peterson

What do you do when the law is wrong? Sophokles' tragedy pits Antigone against her uncle and king, Creon. The young woman insists on burying her brother's body to honor him and the gods, but Creon insists her brother is a traitor and deserves to be left uncovered and dishonored. Anne Carson's incisive new translation clearly renders these striking characters while confronting audiences with questions of justice, religion, family, and what it means to be a citizen. 

Thursday-Saturday, October 24, 25, 26 at 8pm
Sunday, October 27 at 2pm 

Free pre-show talk on Friday and Saturday at 7:00PM and Sunday at 1:00PM in the Albertson Room.

Doré Theatre 

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

photo by Miguel Bruna on Unsplash

Buying tickets: 
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.

Future Productions

See details about our exciting 2019-2020 Theatre season at this link!

Shows include:

The Pickle Patch Bathtub (Theatre for Young Audiences): Nov. 16-17, 2019
Fall Theatre Senior Projects: Dec. 11, 2019
The Who's Tommy: March 5-7, 13-15, 2020
Theatre of New Voices (premiere of student original plays): April 2-5, 2020
Spring Theatre Senior Projects: May 12, 2020

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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

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