Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, the Department of Theatre’s 2019–20 season was built around plays either written by women or featuring prominent female characters and plotlines, as well as female leadership in the production team.

This season of #HERSTORIES is meant to honor women who have lobbied, rallied, and labored to create platforms for women’s voices and change, and to hopefully create further opportunities to hear those voices in our own community. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting season!

The 2019–20 Theatre Season Selection Committee:
Nick Gabriel, Jocelyn Buckner, Ed Lapine, Lyla Flashman, John Benitz


Tickets for these and other performances in the College of Performing Arts go on sale August 1, 2019. For more information, visit or contact the box office at (714) 997-6624.

FALL 2019

October 3–5 & 9–12, 2019
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Adapted by Ellen McLaughlin
Directed by Marya Mazor
Waltmar Theatre

November 7–9 & 13–16, 2019
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
Co-directed by Thomas F. Bradac and Amanda Zarr
Waltmar Theatre


February 20–22, 2020
9 to 5 The Musical
Book by Patricia Resnick
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Directed by Sarah Ripper
Musco Center for the Arts

March 5–7 & 10–13, 2020
The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
Halsell Studio Theatre (MC 149)

April 16–18, 2020
Student One-Acts
Halsell Studio Theatre (MC 149)

April 30–May 2 & May 6–9, 2020
In the Next Room or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jocelyn Brown
Waltmar Theatre