Four upcoming plays from the CSUN theatre department


Illustration by Dylan Keith

Edward Nenedzhyan, Reporter

The CSUN theatre department’s play season is right around the corner. Here are the four plays that are occurring in person and virtually.

Street Scene, The Opera

The departments of music and theatre at CSUN showcase performances of “Street Scene,” a 20th-century opera composed by Kurt Weill and Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. Performances of the opera run from Nov. 4 to Nov. 7 on the Manzanita Lawn, which is located south of Manzanita Hall. Admission is free for all who attend.


For two weekends, the Department of Theatre will host performances of “Everybody,” a modern retelling of John Bunyan’s 15th-century play, “Everyman.” Performances of this play last from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14, as well as Nov. 18 to Nov. 21. Performances of “Everybody” will take place in CSUN’s Little Theatre, which is located inside Nordhoff Hall. Admission to these performances is through reservation only.

Fefu & Her Friends

The Department of Theatre is running virtual performances of the 20th-century play “Fefu & Her Friends,” known for its unusual set design and traditionally all-female cast. These virtual performances are streaming at 7:30 p.m. from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 5. Attendance is free. Attendees are required to register through a form on the theatre department’s website.

MARIAN, MARIAN, MARIAN: Mysteries of the Black Madonna

The CSUN theatre department is showcasing “MARIAN, MARIAN, MARIAN: Mysteries of the Black Madonna,” a multimedia project performed virtually by an ensemble of theatre students. Directed by Christine Menzies, the project combines original music and visual arts to discuss the Black Madonna — the depiction of the Virgin Mary as a Black woman. Performances will run virtually from Dec. 9 to Dec. 12, and will require that all attendees register beforehand through their website.

For more information on the CSUN theatre department and the fall 2021 production calendar, visit their website.