(Carson, Calif.) California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) Department of Theatre and Dance presents playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Fuddy Meers,” referred to by the New York Times as a “poignant yet brutal comedy that traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by alarming and bizarre characters.” The play will run Nov. 8, 9, 13-16 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 10, 15-17 at 2 p.m. in CSUDH’s Edison Theatre.
Claire, the protagonist in “Fuddy Meers,” has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. There is her chipper husband, her pot smoking son, her mother – a recent stroke victim whose speech has been compromised, and a limping and lisping man in a ski mask who pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother.
“From the moment Claire wakes up, she unwittingly gets on board a ridiculously wild ride, and that’s absolutely our intention in crafting this experience for our actors,” said the production’s director Brian Stevens, a CSUDH theatre arts faculty member . “This irreverent comedy, and its assortment of character personalities, is a delightful assault on the senses. It’s funny, touching, and provocative, and that combination makes for some winning theatre.”
The play is intended for a mature audience. Tickets are $18 for general admission, and $13 for students and senior citizens. Group rates are available. For more information or to purchase tickets online visit www.csudh.edu/theatre/tickets. For information, call (310) 243-3588.
Parking is located near the CSUDH University Theatre Complex in Lots 3 or 6. Daily visitor parking permits are $9 and can be purchased with cash, Visa, MasterCard, or debit cards at kiosk machines located in each lot. For a campus map, visit: https://www.csudh.edu/campus-map-directions/.
For more information about the CSUDH Theatre and Dance program, contact the theatre office at (310) 243-3588 or visit: https://www.csudh.edu/theatre-arts/.