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2008-2009 Season

Good Woman of Setzuan

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The Good Woman of Setzuan

Written by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Richard Bay
Location: University Theatre - Shasta Hall

Synopsis: Three gods come to earth in search of one good person. They find her in Shen Te, a prostitute. With money from the gods she tries to lead a decent life, but her determined attempts to maintain her compassion for her friends and neighbors leads to her downfall. With the help of her hard-hearted cousin she is able to save herself. The Good Woman of Setzuan is an enchanting parable with music, by one of the giants of the modern theater, the author of The Three Penny Opera, Bertolt Brecht. The Sacramento State production will be directed by Richard Bay and will include large puppets and masks.

S/BAD

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Sacramento Black Art of Dance

Directed by Linda Goodrich

Location: Solano Hall 1010

   

Sacramento/Black Art of Dance is moving forward with its vision of community outreach and artistic development with this fall’s concert, “New Directions.” We will reaffirm our kinship with the global dance community, presenting new works by resident and guest choreographers based on themes found within our village: rites of passage, collaborative communication, and spiritual renewal and growth. This year’s concert will feature choreographic contributions by: Dr. Linda S. Goodrich, Nathan Jones, Nzinga Woods, guest artist Erin Landry and other community artists.

Picnic

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Picnic

Written by William Inge

Directed by Michelle Felten

Location: Playwright’s Theatre - Shasta Hall

 

Synopsis: When a handsome, mysterious, drifter (Hal) blows into a small Kansas town on Labor Day, he ignites the emotions of the complacent townsfolk and turns their seemingly idealic world upside down. The women, looking for escape, and the men, confused and unsure, take refuge in Hal’s charismatic personality as he brings a source of life and light into their limited existence. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the New York Drama Critics Award, Picnic (in stark contrast to the American Dream image so familiar to audiences of the 1950’s) has come to be regarded as a pioneering drama for its frank depiction of sexual impropriety and cynical take on the “love conquers all” theory.

 

NOTE: some sexual references

Faculty Dance

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Dance Sites: Faculty Dance Concert

Directed by Lorelei Bayne

Location: University Theatre

Featuring the works of the talented dance faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance, “Dance Sites” refuses to be put into a box.  With the eclectic works of Nolan T’Sani, Lisa Ross, Karen Toon, Melissa Wynn, Lorelei Bayne, Ed Brazo, and Linda S. Goodrich, “Dance Sites” will inspire the dancer in you!

 

 

S/BAD

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S/BAD

Directed by Linda Goodrich

Location: Solano Hall 1010

 

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Written by Shepherd Mead

Directed and choreographed by Ed Brazo

Location: University Theatre - Shasta Hall

 

Synopsis: Power, sex, ambition, greed....another day at the office! From the authors of Guys and Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all times.  A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch who uses a little handbook as his guide to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to CEO, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man", the boss' whiney, nepotistic nephew, the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction, and of course, true love!

In The Blood

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In The Blood

Written by Suzan-Lori Parks

Directed by Melinda Wilson

Location: Playwright’s Theatre – Shasta Hall

   

Synopsis: Set "Here and Now," In the Blood is a postmodern re-visioning of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel, The Scarlet Letter.  The play follows the daily trials of Hester, an illiterate, single, homeless, African American woman who must find a way to "get a leg up" and rear her five children.

 

NOTE: This play contains explicit adult situations and may be inappropriate for young audiences.

Senior Dance Concert

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Senior Dance Concert

Directed by Lorelei Bayne

Location: Solano Hall 1010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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