Fall 2012 Season Events

 

 

 

October

Bad Penny

By Mac Wellman
Directed by Judy Navas

October 3-14, 2012

Art Department Lakes

That weirdo in the park may be your destiny.

In “Bad Penny”, a drifter moves from Montana to New York City where he soon gets a flat tire and goes wandering across Central Park to find a gas station. Along the way he runs into nosy strangers who offer him strange advice. When one stranger finds a “bad penny” that supposedly will bring bad luck, the advice soon dive bombs into crazy skepticism about life, the universe, and everything.


Wed, Oct 3 @ Noon Opening
Fri, Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm Faculty / Staff Night
Sat, Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm
Sun, Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm Post show discussion
Wed, Oct 10 @ Noon
Fri, Oct 12 @5:00 pm
Sat, Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm
Sun, Oct 14 @ 11:00 am Closing

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

 

November

The Great Divide

By Adam Chanzit

Directed by Doyle Ott

November 1-10, 2012

Evert B. Person Theatre

Searing bio-economic drama “fracks” Colorado town.

A rural Colorado town revives its economy by inviting a natural gas company to begin a “fracking” operation in its area, injecting chemicals into the ground to mine natural gas. But when the chemicals get into the water table, the health of the town is at stake. What’s more important, getting energy to power our lives and putting food on the table, or saving the environment and the water we need to survive?


Thu, Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm Opening
Fri, Nov 2 @ 10:00 am Student Matinee**
Sat, Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm
Sun, Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm Post-show discussion
Wed, Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm Faculty / Staff Night
Thu, Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm
Fri, Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm Closing

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Mega Hot Lava New Play Festival

Curated by Scott Horstein

November 15-17, 2012

Ives Studio 76

Script-in-hand readings of plays by student playwrights, with some playwrights responding to the Water Works theme.


Thu, Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm Opening
Fri, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm Closing

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Fall Dance Concert 2012

Directed by Christine Cali

November 29 – December 2, 2012

Evert B. Person Theatre

Student Choreography & Dance

The annual Fall Dance Concert will explore a wide variety of styles and genres such as hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and ballet. Student choreographed new works, with some choreographers responding to the Water Works theme.


Thu, Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm Opening
Fri, Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm Friends & Family Night / Post-show discussion!
Sat, Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm
Sun, Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm Closing

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February

Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams, adapted from the play by John Millington Synge
&
The Deserted Island (L' Isola Disabitata) by Joseph Haydn

Musical Director – Lynne Morrow
Stage Director – Danielle Cain

Feb 7 to Feb 17, 2013

Evert B. Person Theatre

The sea takes everything.

"The Deserted Island" tells the tale of two girls stranded a strange island. When a ship lands, they are conflicted: stay far away from the injurious world of men, or embrace the possibility of desire and love. Haydn’s music is sublime, from the overture that contrasts dark and light themes, to sumptuous arias and the magnificent concluding ensemble.

"Riders to the Sea" delves into the world of a traditional Irish fishing village that lives and dies by the sea. Maurya is the mother of a family whose many sons have been claimed by the waves. Can she save her remaining son? A stirring tale made beautiful and atmospheric through the evocative melodic gifts of Vaughan Williams


Thu, Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm Opening
Fri, Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm Post-show discussion
Wed, Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm Student Matinee / Piano accompaniment only
Thu, Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm Faculty / Staff Night
Fri, Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm Closing


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March

One-Page Water Play Festival

Curated by Paul Draper

Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall

One-page plays on the theme of “water” from submissions from around campus from faculty, staff and student writers. Selected plays will be staged by faculty and student directors with student actors


March, 13, 2013 @ 7:30 pm Faculty / Staff Night

 

The Séance

By Dylan Waite
Directed by Jon Robin
Dramaturgy by Celine Delcayre

March 7 to March 10 & March 27 to March 30, 2013

Ives Studio 76

Sex. Weed. Tacos. FRESNO.

Spirits abound in "The Séance," a new play about the current generation of young adults struggling to make sense of their world. Alex, a young college student, comes to arid Fresno, California for the funeral of her sometime lover (also named Alex) and searches for a way to honor her memory. "The Séance," the first student written play to be part of the department’s main season, is a mosaic of personalities struggling against the harsh environment of a literal and spiritual drought.


Thu, March 7 @ 7:30 pm Opening
Fri, March 8 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, March 9 @ 7:30 pm
Sun, March 10 @ 2:00 pm
Wed, March 27 @ 6:30 pm Faculty / Staff Night
Thu, March 28 @ 7:30 pm
Fri, March 29 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, March 30 @ 7:30 pm Closing

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April

Spring Dance Concert 2013

Directed by Kristen Daley with Guest Choreographers

April 12 to April 20, 2013

Evert B. Person Theatre

FOUR exciting new works!

New works from professional guest choreographers and faculty, some taking inspiration from the "Water Works" theme.


Fri, April 12 @ 7:30 pm Opening
Sat, April 13 @ 7:30 pm Post-show discussion
Sun, April 14 @ 2:00 pm
Tues, April 16 @ 7:30 pm
Thu, April 18 @ 6:30 pm Faculty / Staff Night
Fri, April 19 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, April 20 @ 7:30 pm Closing

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The Copeland Creek Project / A Theatrical Journey

Directed by Mark Valdez / Dramaturgy by Scott Horstein
Greg Sarris / Writing Consultant

April 24 to May 2, 2013

A site-specific performance along Copeland Creek as it runs through the SSU campus, just north of the University Lakes.

Created by the students of the Advanced Acting and Technical Theatre Programs

This interview-based ensemble piece, created with the Acting and Technical students of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, will explore the stories of communities that live and have lived along Copeland Creek -- asking how the creek has shaped the community and how the community has shaped the creek. Copeland Creek begins its course on Mount Sonoma and runs down the mountain through the Sonoma State University campus on its way to the Laguna de Santa Rosa and the sea.


Wed, April 24 @ Noon Opening
Fri, April 26 @ 7:00 pm Faculty / Staff Night
Sat, April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Sun, April 28 @ 2:00 pm
Wed, May 1 @ Noon
Thu, May 2 @ 7:00 pm Closing

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

 

VENUES AND TICKETS

Concert Locations and Parking

  • Evert B. Person Theatre, a state-of-the-art 475-seat proscenium theatre, is adjacent to Ives Hall in the southeastern area of campus. Entering campus from East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign and then left into Parking Lot E.
  • Green Music Center (GMC) is located at the north entrance to campus, off Rohnert Park Expressway and just west of Petaluma Hill Road. Parking is available in Lots O and L. The GMC complex includes:
  • • Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall (future home, Santa Rosa Symphony)
    • Music Education Hall
    • Hospitality Center and restaurant, "Prelude"
    • Schroeder's Recital Hall
  • GMC 1028 in Music Education Hall is a temporary concert space until Schroeder's Recital Hall is completed. Enter campus from Rohnert Park Expressway, proceed past the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, turn right into Parking Lot L, and go up the stairs to the double glass doors.
  • Holy Family Church, 1500 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, located just west of campus at the intersection of East Cotati Ave. and Snyder Lane.
  • Ives Concert Hall 119, a 140-seat recital hall, is located on the second floor of Ives Hall in the southeastern area of campus. Entering campus from East Cotati Ave., turn right at the stop sign, then left into Parking Lot E.
  • Warren Auditorium, a 200-seat proscenium auditorium, is located on the second floor of Ives Hall in the southeastern area of campus. Entering campus from East Cotati Ave., turn right at the stop sign, then left into Parking Lot E.

Parking in SSU lots is $5.00 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots. For more information see map here: http://www.sonoma.edu/visit/pdf/ssu_nonreserved_parking_map


TICKETS

To purchase tickets call the School of Performing Arts (SPA) Box Office at 707-664-2353.