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Theatre and Dance 2021-22 Season

Spring 2022 Shows

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Los Faustinos

Los Faustinos is a 21st century retelling of Goethe’s classic that addresses the question of how one family can achieve their American-dream while continuing to serve a community which that Dream seems to be leaving behind. On Earth, the Faustino family works toward their American Dream but struggles with their own shortcomings on the way.  Meanwhile, in Heaven above, Mephistopheles strikes a bargain with The Lord, claiming he can win the souls of the Faustino family by leading them down the wrong path.  The Lord agrees to the bargain and sends “Mephisto” to Earth – if Mephisto succeeds, the Lord must welcome Mephisto back into heaven.  Good and evil struggle for the soul of the Faustino family in this bilingual mix of comedy, music, and intrigue.

Venue: State Playhouse

Performance Dates: April 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm; April 24 at 2:30pm

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Soledad

A socially awkward high school senior, Soledad "Sunny" Sixkiller, discovers her father was a prize-winning pow-wow singer whose grief over the disappearance of his wife (his daughter's mother) has turned him inward.  Sunny finds, by accident, her father's old pow-wow tapes and vows to learn his songs in order to bring him back to life.

Venue: King Hall Studio

Performance Dates: March 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30pm; March 20 at 2:30pm

Fall 2021 Shows

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Invisible Women

Presented by The John Lion New Plays Festival.

An original play by Pamela August Russell, a second-year graduate student in our MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre/Writing Option program.

Venue: Intimate Theatre at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Performance Dates: October 14 @ 7:30pm, October 15 @ 7:30pm, October 16 @ 7:30pm, and October 17 @ 2:30pm

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Does He Like Black Girls?

The John Lion New Plays Festival presents...

Veronica Driscoll is an undergraduate Theatre/Performance Option student at Cal State LA.  Her original play Does He Like Black Girls? was selected to be performed as part of last year's John Lion New Plays Festival readings.  We are thrilled to be presenting this full production as part of our Fall 2021 lineup. 

Venue: Intimate Theatre at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Performance Dates: October 22 @ 7:30pm, October 23 @ 4pm and 7pm and October 24 @ 2:30pm

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Old Blood: A Dracula story

Ben Hernandez (BA in Theatre/Performance Option, '21) has taken the timeless tale of Bram Stoker's Dracula and hurtled it into our unpredictable modern times. A dash of Boyle Heights, a splash of Transylvania, plus a twist of pandemic panic!

Venue: STREAMED ONLINE

Performance Dates: STREAMING DATES TBA