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Cause Theatre

Cause Theatre Production


Cause Theatre is about more than the performance: it’s about provoking thought and discussion on topics that are crucial to everyone in society today, whether young or old. These productions challenge the audience to consider different perspectives, highlighting how attitudes and behaviors can affect experiences and actions. They also provide 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.


Know Your Role

A one-act dramedy by Brandi Owensby

Thursday, October 12 | 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus
Friday, October 13 | 8 p.m. La Plata Campus
Saturday, October 14 | 2 p.m. La Plata Campus

$5, all seats

This show contains some mature language and may not be suitable for all ages.

No sooner do we leave the womb than we’re bombarded by society’s expectations about gender. If you’re a boy, you’re like this. If you’re a girl, you’re like that. Through scenes and monologues that range from hilarious to heartbreaking, this one-act explores how these expectations affect teens’ daily lives. Whether it’s how they dress, the rules of dating, body image, parental pressures or a host of other ways, the teens of this flexible ensemble reveal how gender expectations affect them and how they “role.”

Produced by special arrangement with YouthPLAYS (www.youthplays.com).


 

Lockdown

A short drama by Douglas Craven

Thursday, February 1 | 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus
Friday, February 2 | 8 p.m. La Plata Campus

Saturday, February 3 | 2 p.m. La Plata Campus

$5, all seats

Due to mature content and heavy subject matter, this production may not be suitable for all audiences.

In a dark classroom, eight students sit in an "official lockdown," not knowing if it's just a drill or an actual emergency. When a hysterical younger girl bolts from the room and the teacher follows, the remaining students are left alone to decide if it's safer to stay or run.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)


 

Journey's End

by R. C. Sherriff

Thursday, March 15 | 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus
Friday, March 16 | 8 p.m. La Plata Campus
Saturday, March 17 | 2 p.m. La Plata Campus

$5, all seats

Due to mature subject matter, this production may not be suitable for all ages. 

Set over the course of four days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in 1917, Journey's End charts the tension and claustrophobia as the new recruit to the company, Lieutenant Raleigh, discovers that Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, has changed almost beyond recognition.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.