Theatre and Dance at CSU

2015 – 2016 Season

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CSU Department of Theatre and Dance
2015-2016 Season

GroundWorks DanceTheater

October 16-17, 2015
Allen Theatre Mainstage
Artistic Director David Shimotakahara
To begin the season, Dance makes its way onto the stage with GroundWorks DanceTheater. As the resident professional dance company of the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance, GroundWorks DanceTheater returns to the Allen Theatre under the artistic direction of David Shimotakahara.

SPECIAL OFFERING: The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions*

Friday, October 9 & Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 pm
CSU Arts Campus, The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre

Zuppa Theatre of Halifax, Nova Scotia presents: Created with Cleveland-based playwright Mike Geither, The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions follows a military translator as he returns to Halifax from Afghanistan to news of a family crisis.

Tickets: $5.00––Order through Playhouse Square at: 216-241-6000 or

Ubu Roi

November 5-15, 2015
The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
Directed by Dr. Michael Mauldin
Written by Alfred Jarry
One of the most excessive political caricatures, Ubu Roi ranks with the most original and powerful burlesques of all time. The play, which takes place in Poland or nowhere, deals with the cruelty of despots and the stupidity of the human condition. “Ubu Roi is an iconic, irreverent play which caused riots when it was first produced. This Surrealist romp takes on the excesses of power, war, and corruption in a mind-bending display of theatrical shenanigans,” says Mauldin.

Due to language and content, this production is for mature audiences only.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

February 25 – March 6, 2016
Outcalt Theatre
Directed by Russ Borski
Written by Christopher Hampton
Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a tale of seduction set in France among aristocrats before the revolution. It is a classic drama for exploring decadent sexuality, morals and manipulation played as the ultimate game with tragic results.

CSU Spring Dance Concert 2016

March 25-26, 2016
Allen Theatre Mainstage
Directed by Lynn Deering
The Dance Program returns in the spring with its popular annual Dance Concert. Featuring CSU Dance Company, faculty, staff, musicians and guest artists, this repertory concert includes an eclectic evening of contemporary and traditional choreography.

Blood Wedding

April 7-17, 2016
The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
Directed by Holly Holsinger
Written by Federico García Lorca
The Mother has lost in feuds with the Felix family all her menfolks except her youngest son, The Bridegroom. She arranges a wedding with The Bride, who is loved by young, already-married Leonardo Felix. He and The Bride run away, to be guided by The Beggar Woman (Death) and The Moon (A Young Woodcutter). “Told through a magical and poetic lens, this classic tale of passion, love and rebellion erupts into an explosive end. The result is something both stunning and shocking,” says Holsinger.

Tickets will go on sale on July 1, 2015! / 216-241-6000

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