FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/15/96
Contact: Margie Yu, Public Affairs Assistant
Los Angeles, CA -- March 15, 1996 -- The Department
of Theatre Arts and Dance at California State University,
Los Angeles presents a colorful outdoor staging of African
Folktales on Friday, April 12 through Sunday,
April 14, 1996 in the Cal State L.A. Music Building Patio.
The performances are Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday
at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Directed by CSLA Professor of Theatre Arts Pamela Barragar
Dunne, the production includes authentic tales from the Nuer
of the southern Sudan, the West African Hausa culture of Nigeria
and the Shanti of Ghana. These celebrations of African culture
are lively lessons of serendipity and survival, populated by wily
animals and brimming with magical powers.
Pamela Dunne is a member of the CSLA Theatre Arts and Dance faculty
since 1974. She earned her Ph.D. in Theatre Arts with a focus
on Children's Theatre from Florida State University. She is a
frequent presenter at workshops and international conferences.
The performance is free to the public and made possible through
the contributions of Deb Piver, associate director/consultant
for Masks & Movement, and Sylvia Wong, costume designer.
For more information, call the CSLA Theatre Arts and Dance Department
at (323) 343-4110.
Who & What:
Cal State L.A. Theatre Arts & Dance Department presents African
Folktales, directed by CSLA Professor of Theatre Arts Pamela Barragar Dunne.
Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, 1996.
Hours: Friday, 2 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. &
Cal State L.A. Music Building Patio. The University is
located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway,
at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways.
Free to the public. For more details, please call (323)