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Department of Music and Theatre


Fall 2020 Musical

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Chico State is proud to present a virtual reading of the world premiere of Breathe. We are in unprecedented times. As we feel farther apart than ever, we are searching for ways to come together. Breathe explores not only what it’s like to live during the tumultuous times of a pandemic, but how those times can bring us together as a global community. We are stronger together than we are apart. The only question is, can we all learn that lesson in time to make a change for the better? 

Tickets are $5.00 + tax/fees

Fall 2020 Play

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In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. 

Tickets are $5.00 + tax/fees

Music Performances

Concerts - TBA

Choral - TBA

Glorious Sounds of the Season - TBA