Current Season, 2019-2020

HEATHERS, THE MUSICAL ~ Full Length Musical, Dark Comedy 

By Laurence O'Keefe & Kevin Murphy

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass...but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat BoyLegally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer MadnessShe’s the Man). Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be New York’s most popular new musical. Are you in, or are you out?

October 25, 26 & November 1, 2, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m. (Approximately 2 hours)

October 27 & November 3, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

JVD Theatre

 

ACCOLADES

NOMINEE! 2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music

NOMINEE! 2014 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical

 

DREAMERS: Aquí y Allá ~ A Play of Americans

By Andrea Caban

The Dreamers: Aquí y Allá is a devised theatre piece Andrea created in collaboration with the California-Mexico Studies Center. Andrea traveled to Mexico with CSULB Theatre Arts students to interview a group of DACA students who were given permission through advance parole to return to their homeland, a permission no longer being given from the current administration. The play follows these young Dreamers but also incorporates interviews from U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal, an immigration rights attorney, a border patrol agent, and more.

December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m. (Approximately 90 Minutes)

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

Gist Theatre

 

TREASURE ISLAND ~ Full Length Play, Drama

By Phil Willmott

From the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

A stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time.

This is the first adaptation of Treasure Island with great parts both male and female performers. Inspired by real-life female adventurers, Phil Willmott has changed the gender of several of the central characters without compromising the spirit of Stevenson's classic novel. First produced to great acclaim as part of London's Free Theatre Festival on the South Bank in 2005, this swashbuckling stage adaptation brings out all the comedy and adventure of this ever-popular story.

March 27, 28, April 2, 3, 4, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

March 29 & April 5 Matinee @ 2:00 p.m.

JVD Theatre 

 

 

MARGARET T. KELSO SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

A selection of 10 minute plays written, directed and performed by HSU Theatre Arts students in celebration of Playwright Margaret Thomas Kelso.

April 30, May 1, 2, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.

May 3, 2020 Matinee @ 2:00 p.m.

Gist Theatre