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 Oct. 28, 2005

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:
Who Done It?
Cal State L.A. presents
an ancient murder mystery.

Was it the butler, or in this case, the bandit or the wife? A medium has invoked the voice of a dead man who tells how he killed himself, but a witness spins a different tale. What’s going on? Rashomon, an ancient Asian tale of rape and murder, takes the Arena Theatre at Cal State L.A., November 10-12 and 17-19.

G. Shizuko Herrera, faculty member in the Cal State L.A. Theatre Arts and Dance department, directs Rashomon.

“I hope audience members will ponder the events of the story through their own perceptive filters,” Herrera says. “People tend to see what they want to see and say what they want to hear,” she adds. “Rashomon forces us to question people’s motives. Are people inherently evil or perhaps misguided for personal gain? Is that good or bad? That’s for the audience to decide.”

Rashomon, performed by CSULA student actors and directed by G. Shizuko Herrera.

November 10-12 & 17-19, Thursdays and Fridays, 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

ARENA THEATRE, CAL STATE L.A. – Eastern Avenue exit of the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, at the intersection of the 10 and 710 freeways.

General Admission, $15; students and senior citizens, $8

Public permit dispenser parking is available at 50 cents per hour in Lots C, F and G or upper level of Parking Structure 2.

Reservations—call the Cal State L.A. Box Office, (323) 343-4118.

Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 185,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds--reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Among programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include a noted alternative energy technology initiative; an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab now under construction. www.calstatela.edu

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