A disobedient dog, an angry owner, and a young girl with a magical ability to right wrongs–that is the opening of The Magic Finger. From the beginning there is a sense that what you are watching is important. Through the layers of humor, the audience is continuously asked the questions, “What is fair?” and “Who gets to decide?” To be sure, they are questions that sometimes make us uncomfortable, but children’s author Roald Dahl knew they needed to be asked.

If you are not familiar with the work of Roald Dahl, I recommend your remedy that immediately. It’s for your own good, I promise. Children’s literature often gets the bad rep of being overly simplistic and fantastical–perhaps a bit too sugary a treat for the literary minded. However, many times the reality is quite the opposite. Especially when it comes to the work of Dahl, who gave voice to children’s concerns in the most memorable of ways–think Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and George’s Marvelous Medicine. In his stage adaptation of Dahl’s The Magic Finger, playwright, David Wood, asks those questions of fairness of his audience, through tackling issues such as animal rights, justice, and violence, in such a way that wherever Dahl is, he is sure to be smiling.

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Attraction. Intimacy. Love. Art. How far would you go? The Gestalt Theatre Project follows its acclaimed debut production of Lee Blessing’s Eleemosynary with Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things. Known as one of the most provocative voices in theatre and cinema over the past 20 years, LaBute offers a distinctive rhythm in his dialogue spoken by characters that range from uniquely vulnerable to uncommonly cruel.

The four college students at the center of The Shape of Things are no different. When an awkward and insecure part-time museum security guard meets a beautiful girl intent on making a statement through vandalizing part of the collection, his life rapidly begins to change. We are faced with the question, “What is art?” And we begin to sense a subtle edge of danger as we ask, “What is the cost?”

Directed by PATRICK BRIEN

Starring MARINA SHTELEN, LOREN BIDNER, CAROLINE O'GRADY and KEVIN SATTLER 

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This season University of Redlands presents:

"Four plays that consider questions about sustainable societies, classes and relationships.

For thousands of years human beings have dreamt of perfect worlds, worlds free of conflict, hunger and unhappiness. But can these worlds ever exist in reality?”

Join the University of Redlands Theatre Department for:

All in the Timing

by David Ives

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“Is he Dead?” which opened at Redlands Footlighters Theatre March 6, is a play by American writer Mark Twain that was discovered in 2002. It is a farce about friendship, love, and financial struggles of an artist, a story influenced by Twain’s own personal experiences. I met with director Carol Damgen for a chat about the unique play, her ambitions as a director and playwright, and theatre in the San Bernardino area. 

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Rialto Community Players Presents:

Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Candy Kane

The play centers around two young English actors who are completely broke. When they hear that an elderly lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, the actors decide to pass themselves off as her relatives to get the cash. Hilarity ensues as romantic entanglements and disguises come into play.

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Rialto Community Players Presents:

Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Candy Kane

The play centers around two young English actors who are completely broke. When they hear that an elderly lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, the actors decide to pass themselves off as her relatives to get the cash. Hilarity ensues as romantic entanglements and disguises come into play.

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Rialto Community Players Presents:

Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Candy Kane

The play centers around two young English actors who are completely broke. When they hear that an elderly lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, the actors decide to pass themselves off as her relatives to get the cash. Hilarity ensues as romantic entanglements and disguises come into play.

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Rialto Community Players Presents:

Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Candy Kane

The play centers around two young English actors who are completely broke. When they hear that an elderly lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, the actors decide to pass themselves off as her relatives to get the cash. Hilarity ensues as romantic entanglements and disguises come into play.

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San Bernardino Valley College presents The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later.

On November 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died.

In 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later in 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"

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2nd Annual "Coyotes of Comedy" at the Fox Event Center in Redlands

Presented by CSUSB

Friday, March 14, 2014 7-10 pm

Headliner: Bruce Jingles (https://www.facebook.com/bruce.jingles)

Featured Comic: Dante (http://comicdante.com/)

MC: Andrew Lisa (http://andrewlisa.com/Home.html)

And the winning Comedian from the CSUSB "So, You Think You're Funny?" Contest (https://www.facebook.com/coyotesofcomedy)

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