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California Repertory Company

The Funfair  by Simon Stephens
Directed by Will Detlefsen

November 1-11
Matinees on November 3, 10, and 11
Studio Theatre
Tickets: $18/$20/$23

A recession. Unemployment is rife, the economy is flat-lining and people are partying until they drop. Between the rollercoasters and the merry-go-rounds, the freak-shows and the blaring music, the ice-cream stalls and booze, the lives of the couple Cash and Caroline spin out of control. In short scenes, Stephens depicts the isolation and creeping disintegration of a society that is stuck on an endless merry-go-round: a world of brutality and banality; where every emotion is determined by economics; and where people’s dreams are completely shaped by consumerism. In such a world, what chance does love have?


Carpenter Performing Arts Center Dance Series

CONTRA-TIEMPO with Las Cafeteras

Saturday, November 10 at 8pm     
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket prices vary

This bold, multilingual dance company draws on their Los Angeles roots by fusing Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Hip-Hop, urban, and contemporary dance to create an invigorating blend of culturally engaging work. CONTRA-TIEMPO teams up Las Cafeteras, the infectious east LA band that has taken the music scene by storm with their Son Jarocho sound, for joyUS justUS exploring joy as the ultimate expression of resistance.


CSULB Dance and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Fusion – A collaboration between CSULB Dance and
the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Orchestra

November 16 and 17 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center 
Tickets: $25/$20

The Department of Dance and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music present original dance works choreographed by Dance faculty Rebecca Bryant and Rebecca Lemme, Julio Medina, and Andrew Vaca to beloved classical music performed by the Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony. The program also features Gloria, by famed American choreographer Mark Morris, featuring the first-ever collaboration between CSULB Dance, the Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony, and the award-winning CSULB Chamber Choir.


California Repertory Company

The Drunken City by Adam Bock
Directed by Marya Mazor

November 29-December 8
Matinee on December 8
University Theatre
Tickets: $18/$20/$23

Off on the bar crawl to end all crawls, three twenty-something brides-to-be find their lives going topsy-turvy when one of them begins to question her future after a chance encounter with a recently jilted handsome stranger. The Drunken City is a wildly theatrical take on the mystique of marriage and the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in a city that never sleeps.



MFA Informal Choreography Presentation

December 7 at 6:30 pm
Dance Center Studio 4

New MFA in Dance students will present works created during their first semester of residency at CSULB.