College of the Arts
CSUF News Service
Spring Theater Season Kicks Off With ‘Taking Steps’
Feb. 15, 2018
Sir Alan Ayckbourn, one of England’s most prolific playwrights, has written 82 plays to date but only one farce: “Taking Steps,” which brings together an eccentric cast of characters in an old mansion — a former brothel said to be haunted.
“Farce is the most difficult thing to write,” Ayckbourn has said, “because it has to be a riot from beginning to end.”
The farce was written specifically for theater-in-the-round, a venue designed to have the audience surround the stage. Cal State Fullerton’s Hallberg Theatre is such a place, and will welcome “Taking Steps,” directed by theatre and dance professor Mark Ramont, Feb. 23-March 18.
Like in other campus productions, a student cast headlines the play.
“Taking Steps” is the first theater production of the season at Cal State Fullerton. Others include:
“'Tis Pity She’s a Whore”
March 9-25, Young Theatre
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”
March 23-April 15, Little Theatre
“The Importance of Being Earnest”
April 20-May 6, Young Theatre
“Spring Dance Theatre”
May 3-13, Little Theatre
Spring performances at Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana include “12’ x 16’ Dance” (March 1-3); “Brainpeople” (March 16-April 7) and “Shakespeare’s R & J” (April 13-28).
Tickets and additional information are available online or by calling 657-278-3371 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.