SSU Theatre Dept. announces performance slate for 2014-15
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The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance has announced its 2014-2015 performance season showcasing the emerging talents of Sonoma State University students studying theater arts, dance and music. 

The season opens with “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,” by Naomi Wallace, which runs Oct. 16-25 in Studio 76, Ives Hall. Ken Sonkin will direct this dark, coming-of-age story, as two young lovers seek adventure and escape by racing trains through a Depression-ravaged town in the 1930s. 

Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” considered to be one of the funniest plays ever written, plays in the Evert B. Person Theatre from Oct. 30-Nov. 9. 

Aspiring playwrights are showcased at the “6th Annual Super Mega Molten Hot Lava – New Play Festival,” (Nov. 13-15). This annual event features script-in-hand readings of new plays written by SSU student playwrights.

SSU’s annual student-choreographed “Fall Dance Concert” runs Nov. 20-23 and will be directed by renowned Bay Area choreographer Christine Cali.

In a strange, otherworldly landscape, women from different times and places find themselves wrestling with life in “Heroines,” a new musical revue presented Feb. 5-15, 2015.

Drawing from Gilbert and Sullivan, “The Merry Widow” and “The Three Penny Opera,” directors Lynne Morrow and Jane Hammett gather the most soaring, inspiring and hilarious numbers from the history of operetta in this production, focusing on an explosive period of musical history at the turn of the 20th century. 

“Orchard Development,” presented April 16 to April 25, 2015 at Evert B. Person Theatre, tells the story of impoverished Russian aristocrats who return to their country estate, oblivious that it may soon be lost to foreclosure. Anton Chekhov’s darkly funny masterpiece, 

For  more information call the box office at (707) 664-4246 or email

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