CSUF News Service
Spring Productions in Bloom
Feb. 5, 2016
"The Miracle Worker" stars theatre arts majors Victoria Sasso and Siena Marilyn Ledger.
Helen Keller, merry wives and fairytales find their way to Cal State Fullerton this spring semester with a slew of stage productions.
Kicking off the theater season is William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker,” which delves on the relationship between blind, deaf and mute Hellen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. The play, directed by former College of the Arts Dean Joseph Arnold, runs Feb. 19-March 13 at the Hallberg Theatre.
Next comes William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” directed by Sarah Ripper, M.F.A. student in theatre arts-directing. The play, running March 11-26 in the Young Theatre, follows Sir John Falstaff’s attempts to seduce two ladies, who discover his deceit.
“Into the Woods,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, runs April 8-24 in the Little Theatre and follows the Broadway hit and animated film featuring Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and other fairytale favorites. The campus production is directed by Eve Himmelheber, professor of theatre and dance, with musical direction by Mitchell Hanlon, professor of theatre and dance.
There’s also the comedy “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” running April 22-May 8 at the Young Theatre and directed by Mark Ramont, associate professor of theatre and dance. The production centers around Bernard, whose plans for a romantic weekend with his mistress run afoul with the arrival of his wife. “Don’t Dress for Dinner” contains mature adult content that may be offensive to some patrons.
The 2015-16 season will culminate with May 5-15 performances by dancers and choreographers in the Spring Dance Theatre at the University’s Little Theatre.
Tickets are available online or by calling 657-278-3371, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.