SFSU Presents 'City of Angels' May 2-11

San Francisco State University's Theatre Arts Department is proud to present the Tony Award-winning musical City of Angels, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Larry Gelbart; directed by SFSU faculty member and Tony Award-nominated creator of the 1985 musical Quilters, Barbara Damashek.

"Set in late 1940s Hollywood, the long-running, Tony-winning Broadway hit embraces the film noir and detective story genres. Young, idealistic writer Stine has come from New York to adapt his best-selling novel into a high-budget film directed and produced by Hollywood mogul Buddy Fidler. The hero of the story is Detective Stone, Stine's doppelganger, who is hired by a wealthy socialite to locate her missing daughter. Soon enough Stone gets tangled in a web of deceit and attempted murder. As Stine writes, his Hollywood encounters become subject for his script, in which the interweaving of plots effectively becomes two plays in one. What results is a story of crime, love, affairs and the fine line between truth and fiction … all in classic Hollywood fashion," detail press notes.

Performances are Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 11, 2008.  Show times are May 2, 3, 8 and 10 at 8PM; and May 11 at 2PM.  McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building, San Francisco State University (1600 Holloway at 19th Ave., San Francisco)

Admission: $15 – $25 general/$15 – $20 students and seniors.  For tickets call 415-338-2467; or visit www.ticketweb.com. For information call 415-338-1341 or visit http://theatre.sfsu.edu.

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