World Theater Performing Arts Series 2014-2015


Luis Valdez's Valley of the Heart

Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m. **

Reception Information:

** A reception will take place after the Sunday matinee performance. For details please see below. To purchase a performance/reception ticket combo online choose your seat(s), and under 'Ticket Pricing' click on the drop down menu and choose 'Reception' before checking out. You can also call the Box Office at 831-582-4580 to order your performance/reception ticket(s). Thank you.

Valley of the Heart is a love story, rooted in historical events set in the fertile Santa Clara Valley near San José, California, known as the “Valley of Heart’s Delight” in 1941, and is present day Silicon Valley.

Opening in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor, it is the dramatic interaction of two families – the Yamaguchis and the Montaños . Coming out of the Great Depression, both immigrant families struggle to provide for the future of their American born children. The families’oldest children, Ben (Andres Ortiz) and Teruko (Melanie Mah), fall in love and emotional stakes are further heightened when the Japanese attack Hawaii on December 7, 1941 throwing both families into uncertainty. Issues of loyalty and patriotism provoke both rebellion and heroism among young, imprisoned Japanese Americans while both Thelma and Benjamin fight to maintain their dignity, identity, family, and love in the face of war, fear, and separation.

Written and directed by Luis Valdez.

Reception after Matinee Performance (good for 10/19/14 only):

Please join us at the World Theater at California State University Monterey Bay on Sunday, October 19th for a 2 p.m. matinee performance of Luis Valdez's new play The Valley of the Heart, followed by a reception celebrating El Teatro Campesino's 50th Anniversary year with the playwright and cast.

When: Sunday, October 19, 2014

Performance: begins at 2:00 p.m. in the World Theater

Reception Time/Location: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni and Visitor Center

Cost: $50 per person

Includes performance, reception, and parking.

Reception seating is limited.

  • Performance/Reception Combo: $50 (good for 10/19/14 only)
  • Gold Circle: $40
  • General Admission: $29
  • Senior/Military: $25
  • CSUMB Staff/Faculty, Alumni: $15
  • Non-CSUMB Students: $15
  • CSUMB Students/Children: $10

December People

Saturday, November 8th at 8:00 p.m.

December People

December People are back again for another show to rock out the holiday season, and are a popular show every year. What they sound like? They sound as if great groups such as The Who, Boston, ZZ Top, Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin, Sting, Santana and AC/DC recorded familiar Christmas songs. Classic hits with Christmas lyrics and melodies will bring back nostalgic feelings and prep everyone for this year's holiday season. Don't miss out on this amazing concert!

The World Theater will partner with HIPPO FM104.3 to help those in need this holiday season in a canned food drive to benefit the Food Banks of Monterey and San Benito counties and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. For every five cans of people or pet food you bring to the theater, you can get a discounted ticket to watch the show.

  • Gold Circle: $40
  • General Admission: $29
  • Senior/Military: $25
  • CSUMB Staff/Faculty, Alumni: $15
  • Non-CSUMB Students: $15
  • CSUMB Students/Children: $10

Special Discount (with 5 cans per person):

  • General Admission: $20
  • Senior/Military: $15
  • CSUMB Staff/Faculty, Alumni: $9
  • Non-CSUMB Students: $9
  • CSUMB Students/Children: $7

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Coming in Spring 2015:

  • Paul Taylor Dance Company (WED, April 22, 2015)

  • Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles (WED, April 29 & THUR, April 30, 2015

Past Performing Arts Series 2014-15:

  • Direct from Beijing, The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China - Performing "Cirque Peking"

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Direct from Beijing, The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China was the first National Performing Arts Troupe established by the government in 1950. The Company performs annually around the globe and has toured abroad to over forty countries. The Company's repertoire includes a myriad of International and National Gold Prize winning acts, such as "Slack Wire", "Diabolo" and "Pagoda of Bowls". This spectacular display of gymnastic skill is not to be missed!


Upcoming Events:

La Santa Cecilia

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Performance will be at the University Center Ballroom adjacent to the World Theater, Parking Lot 29

La Santa Cecilia consists of accordionist and requintero Jose "Pepe" Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, perussionist Miguel Ramirez, and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. Their common love of music and openness to all genres led them to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007 - named after the patron saint of musicans. In 2013, the band released their major label debut Treinta Dias (30 Days), which featured a captivating collaboration with fan Elvis Costello on "Losing Game". Now, just after their GRAMMY win for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, the band presents their new album "Someday New". The album features seven new tracks, which include a heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles iconic "Strawberry Fields Forever", plus the unforgettable New Mexican classic "Como Dios Manda"; as well as a fresh new radio-edit of their single "Monedita" and the full version of their moving, and militant "ICE - El Hielo".

  • General Admission: $20
  • Senior/Military: $15
  • CSUMB Staff/Faculty, Alumni, Non-CSUMB Students: $10
  • CSUMB Students, Children: $5

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"The Deep Origins of Silicon Valley and the Crucial Ties to Monterey Bay History"

Featuring Paul Saffo (Futurist and Technology Forecaster, Stanford University)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

Paul Saffo is a forecaster with over two decades experience helping corporate and governmental clients understand and respond to the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He teaches at Stanford, where he is a Consulting Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, and chairs the Future Studies track at Singularity University. Saffo is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Saffo holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University.

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