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bxoffc@csmd.edu
College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center Box Office
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-7828
or
240-725-5499, ext. 7828
443-550-6199, ext. 7828
301-870-2309, ext. 7828 

Box Office Hours:
Monday & Friday: hours vary
Tuesday-Thursday: 12 - 5 p.m.
and one (1) hour prior to each performance

Hours vary during summer months

Payment:
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Checks payable to CSM
Cash

accessibility icon CSM's campuses are accessible to patrons with disabilities.  Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two week advanced notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support or ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.

Cause Theatre/Social Issues

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Cause Theatre

The Cause Theatre program produces challenging and timely theatre pieces that address social and health issues. This program provides a unique forum in which audience members are encouraged to consider how subtle and not-so-subtle attitudes and behaviors affect experiences and actions.

Cause Theatre offers several touring shows per semester, each addressing a different topic ranging from health concerns such as substance abuse, sexual health and body image to social issues such as sexual orientation, racism, women’s issues and sexual assault, and suicide.

Each performance, bringing to light a different social issue, is designed to be informative and challenging, and is sometimes followed by a facilitated discussion.

This program provides an opportunity for the actors to be actively engaged in the process of creating and performing social issues theatre. Auditions and performances are open to the General Public. 

Performances are held at all three campuses and are also available for touring.  Please call the Box Office to purchase tickets or to schedule a tour to your venue. Please note, there are no ticket discounts for CSM students or employees for Cause Theatre productions.

A Piece of My Heart

by Shirley Lauro

October 16 at 7:30 p.m. (LAPL)
October 17 - 18 at 8 p.m. (LAPL)
$5 all ages, production may not be suitable for younger audiences.

This is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Originally produced in New York City by the Manhattan Theatre Club. Professionally produced in the 1991 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Originally produced by the Philadelphia Festival for New Plays."

Adult American Males

by Graham Gordy

January 29 at 2:30 p.m. (PRIN)
January 30 at 8 p.m. (LEON)
February 5 at 7:30 p.m. (LAPL)
February 6 - 7 at 8 p.m. (LAPL)
$5 all ages, production may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Four all-American, hard-drinking, tough-talking guys make a surprising discovery.

This production contains strong adult language and content.

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

All Out

Comedy by John Rester Zodrow

March 5 at 2:30 p.m. (PRIN)
March 6 at 8 p.m. (LEON)
March 12 at 7:30 p.m. (LAPL)
March 13 - 14 at 8 p.m. (LAPL)
$5 all ages, production may not be suitable for younger audiences.

The stage is set for a television game show, but it's to be a game that goes to the essence of morality today. To what extremes will the contestants go to win a prize of $100,000? The show begins as a typical, enthusiastic, laugh-it-up contest. Then, peeling away layer by layer the exteriors of the various contestants, the sometimes debasing price of success begins to be revealed.

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.