March 21, 2008

CSUSM Presents “North County”

North County, a play about a “side of life in North San Diego County rarely seen or discussed,” will be presented nightly, March 25-29, starting at 8 p.m. in Room 111 of Arts Hall at California State University San Marcos. Admission is $5 for students with school identification and $10 general admission.

A special benefit performance will also be presented March 30 at 2 p.m. to raise funds for student scholarships. Tickets for this performance are $25.

North County, written by José Cruz González and directed by CSUSM Professor Judy Bauerlein, is a presentation of the university’s visual and performing arts department in collaboration with the National Latino Research Center (NLRC). It was inspired by the Al Norte de San Diego Latino Oral History Project, a project founded in 2004 by NLRC’s Arcela Nuñez-Alvarez to document Latino history in San Diego.

The play serves as a catalyst for ongoing dialogue and understanding of culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities. Specifically, this production is part of a larger project to utilize community-based based research to develop new works for theater at CSUSM that will educate the public and preserve important Latino histories. Throughout the presentations, participants will engage in panel discussions with the playwright, director, historians, and collaborators. Additionally, a Latino photo exhibit will accompany the play.

For more information about the project and/or purchase tickets in advance, please contact the National Latino Research Center at 760-750-3500.

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