New CSUSM Student Production Opens April 15


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So Away They Went is an agitprop musical featuring French fries, pop songs, loaded guns, lost faculty and lots of dirty dancing. 

What do you do when the cost of college tuition goes through the roof, the girl you love hates the world, the guy you love is losing his mind, and an evil troll is trying to take over the universe?  The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Visual and Performing Arts Department presents So Away They Went, a new agitprop musical about what happens when all hell is breaking loose on a college campus and a group of students must fight to survive the madness.

Directed by Josh Chambers, written by CSUSM lecturer Ryan Pavelchick - who also has a play opening at the La Jolla Playhouse this fall, and starring students, So Away They Went will open on Friday, April 9 and run through Thursday, April 15. 

What:  CSUSM student performance of So Away They Went


Thursday, April 8  Preview -  invited audience at 7:00 p.m.
Friday,  April 9  7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, April 10  7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 11 7:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, April 13  7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14 7:00 p.m. 
Thursday, April 15 7:00 p.m. 

Where:  California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) in the Performance Hall, Arts Building, Room 111.

Tickets: $10.00 donation for the general public and free to all students with Student ID. Tickets are available at the door. For advanced reservations call 760-750-4137.

Directions and Parking
CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.