No Child . . .

By Lynn Lieu

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Posted March 8, 2012 in
Fri, March 9 thru Sun, March 18

In 2001, Congress passed the George W. Bush-approved No Child Left Behind Act. The act placed a standard across the country on education. “The idea that we can, somehow, make all education the same, faced with the vastly diverse population, is of interest to me,” says Kathryn Ervin, theatre arts chair at Cal State San Bernardino and the director of the upcoming No Child . . . play opening this week at the Ronald E. Barnes Theatre. No Child . . . takes a humorous look at what our education system has become. Author Nilaja Sun develops her characters’ lives, which include those of teachers, parents, students and even the janitor, unfold over a six-week period.  And, while traditionally performed as a one-woman play, CSUSB has taken it on with 21 actors. If you’re passionate about education or just grew up taking standardized tests, this is something you can relate to.

No Child . . . at Ronald E. Barnes Theatre at Cal State San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino, (909) 537-5884; theatre.csusb.edu. $6-$15.


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