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Art is the lie that makes us realize the truth
– Pablo Picasso
2012-2013 Theatre Department Performances
School of the Arts at California State University, Chico
THE FIX (Musical Theatre/Satire)
Wednesday, October 3 – Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m. - Harlen Adams Theatre
A popular presidential candidate is dead, and his power-hungry wife thrusts her son into the political spotlight. Her brother-in-law joins her maniacal scheming, and the three make up one of the most dysfunctional almost-first families this side of real life Washington politics.
Arabian Nights (Theatre)
Tuesday, November 6 – Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 10 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m. - Wismer Theatre
Built around the seductive narrative prowess of Scheherezade, who saves her own life by telling tales of love, lust, hilarity and sorrow, the play presents the full range of human experience from the realm of The Arabian Nights.
12 Ophelias (Theatre)
Wednesday, March 6 – Sat., March 9 at 7:30 p.m., Sun., March 10 at 2 p.m., Tues., March 12 – Thurs., March 14 at 7:30 p.m. - Wismer Theatre
Shakespeare’s Ophelia finds herself in a neo-Elizabethan Appalachian setting where Gertrude runs a brothel, Hamlet is called a Rude Boy and nothing is what it seems. Ophelia cuts a new path for herself in this mirrored world of word-scraps and cold sex.
On the Verge (Theatre)
Tuesday, April 2 – Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. / Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. - Wismer Theatre
This barebones production follows three Victorian lady adventurers as they spin through time travel in a play that is both joyfully feminist as well as a masterpiece of rhythm and word.
The Music Man (Spring Musical)
Wednesday, May 1 – Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. - Laxson Auditorium
Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band, but his plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian.