Dance, Film, and Theatre Events

Fall 2022 


Dance and Movement at CSULB


Cirque Mechanics: Zephyr – A Whirlwind of Circus 
Saturday, October 1 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center     

Ingenious contraptions, exhilarating acrobatics, and emotive storytelling capture all the excitement of modern circus, demonstrating the creativity and virtuosity of the very best cirque performers. 


Variance – The BFA Concert 
Thursday-Friday, October 13-14 at 8pm 
Saturday, October 15 at 2&8pm 
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre     
Tickets: $25/$16

BFA in Dance majors Kendall Chatham, Tori Cone, Eliza Loran and Julia Russell present original choreography. Also on the program is guest BFA Alumnus choreographer Dolly Sfeir recreating work and a new work from Co-BFA coordinator Keith Johnson. 


Ballet Folklórico De Los Ángeles
and Mariachi Garibaldi De Jaime Cuéllar Ofrenda
A Día De Los Muertos Celebration
Saturday, November 5 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center     

Celebrate one of Mexico’s most beloved holidays, Día De Los Muertos, with the nation's premier Mexican folk-dance company and the musicians of Mariachi Garibaldi De Jaime Cuéllar. 


CSULB Dance in Concert 
Wednesday-Friday, November 16–18 at 8pm 
Saturday, November 19 at 2&8pm 
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre     
Tickets: $25/$16

The Department of Dance presents original dance works choreographed by faculty members Tsiambwom Akuchu, Lorin Johnson, Rebecca Lemme, Danzel Thompson-Stout, and Andrew Vaca and work by guest choreographer CSULB Dance Alumnus Donna Uchizono. 


Film at CSULB


Film Screening + Q/A with Joe Robert Cole 
All Day and a Night 
Monday, September 19 at 6pm

Joe Robert Cole is a filmmaker committed to crafting smart, rich, character-driven journeys. His credits include co-writer of Black Panther and producer of American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson for which he received an Emmy nomination. Joe is attached to create and executive produce a new series adaptation of In the Heat of the Night for MGM and recently completed co-writing Black Panther 2. This event is presented as part of the Carpenter Center Voices for Justice Series and in partnership with the CSULB Department of Film & Electronic Arts.


Theatre at CSULB


Electricidad   by Luis Alfaro 
Thursday-Saturday, September 29-October 8 at 7:30 pm  
Saturday, October 1&8 at 2pm  
Studio Theatre     

The desert is on fire. It’s being consumed by fury as Electricidad, burning with hatred, keeps vigil by her murdered father’s corpse. She longs for the sweet revenge that will set his spirit free. Subtitled “a Chicano take on Sophocles’ Electra,” Los Angeles playwright Luis Alfaro transports Electricidad to a familiar Los Angeles barrio. Directed by Sara Guerrero, Electricidad marries the classic themes of mythology with urban drama and culture.


The Rocky Horror Show Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien 
Thursday-Saturday, November 3-12 at 7:30 pm  
Saturday, November 5&12 at 2pm  
Studio Theatre

The Rocky Horror Show is a wild night of sci-fi shenanigans, 1960s B-movie antics, and sex-positive celebration! In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist with intoxicating charisma, intimidating genius, and an insatiable libido. Brad and Janet’s misadventures will cause them to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. Directed by Jen Richardson, we'll watch these wholesome homebodies become CREATURES OF THE NIGHT!  


Love and Information by Caryl Churchill 
Thursday-Saturday, December 1-10 at 7:30pm 
Saturday, December 3&10 at 2pm 
Studio Theatre       

Are you sure you know what you know? Try to navigate the winding, ever-changing plot of Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information, directed by Jessica Hanna. In this fast paced, complex kaleidoscope of a play, characters try to make sense of what they know in a world full of chaos and miscommunication. What's the nature of relationships, language, and technology in our day to day lives? What do we really know about love and information?


Capitol Comedy 
Saturday, January 21 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center

The Carpenter Performing Arts Center presents an evening of "Capitol Comedy." Political satire and musical comedy return in this lively musical program skewering both sides of the aisle. From the White House to Congress, everyone in the nation's capital is fair game. 


For more information on Dance, Film and Theatre Events on the CSULB campus, including COVID protocols and any last-minute event changes or updates, please visit the following websites:


CSULB Film & Electronic Arts

CSULB Theatre Arts

Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

CSULB Arts Ticket Office:  
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