CSI Fine Arts Center

CSI Theatre Department Productions
2022-2023 Season

All shows at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater.
Tickets: $10 or free for CSI students

No Exit by Jean-Peal Sartre

October 12 - 15

doorson the floor, ceiling, and walls. The CSI Theater Department kicks off the 2022-23 season with an intimate performance of Jean-Paul Sartre's classic existential play, No Exit. Our adaptation will take place in a small arena theater constructed on the stage of the CSI Fine Arts Theater. Only 100 tickets will be available each night for this experimental, intellectual performance that will be certain to inspire thought and discussion. Directed by Dr. Burcu Seyben

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

December 7 - 10

A cabin sitting on a nlow covered hill at night. We will usher in the holiday season with this lovely, funny, and touching examination of love in a rural town in winter, featuring music performed by CSI's adjunct music instructor, Michael Frew. Cariani's elegant script features nine vignettes of couples searching for and exploring love in and around the small fictional town of Almost, Maine (it's "almost" a real town), under the stunning lights of the Aurora Borealis. Heart-warming, fun, and thoughtful, this play is reminiscent of growing up and looking for love in our own rural Idaho. Directed by Arts and Humanities Chair, Shane Brown.

An Enemy of the Peole by Henrik Ibesn

February 15 - 18

A person in a suit with an aligator head CSI Theater Department opens the spring season with another classic, one that examines the nature of democracy and the will and strength of the individual to stand alone. The Norwegian playwright's classic 1882 play chronicles the story of a doctor who discovers life-threatening contaminant that is polluting the water supply for his town's health spa, the lifeblood of the local economy. The doctor's determination to spread the alarm faces opposition from his brother, the mayor, and many whom he believed to be allies, as the debate about how to address the problem unfolds, engaging broad themes of truth, right and wrong, and mob mentality. This hard-hitting masterpiece is considered by many to be the first modern tragedy and serves as a connection between the classics of the ancient world and our modern culture--another in our exploration of diverse and classic artists from around the world. Directed by Dr. Burcu Seyben.

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

April 19 - 22

scales We end our academic year with our adaptation of Shakespeare's imaginative and thought-provoking play modernized, edited, and compiled by director Shane Brown. This exciting play weaves together a fairy-tale love story with an exploration of wealth, privilege, and bigotry in the beautiful setting of Venice, Italy. You will laugh at the comedy, swoon for the love story, and dive into the beauty of Shakespeare's famous lines of comfort in trying times: "The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven." Directed by Arts and Humanities Chair, Shane Brown.