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College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center Box Office
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
240-725-5499, ext. 7828
443-550-6199, ext. 7828
301-870-2309, ext. 7828 

Box Office Hours:
Monday & Friday: hours vary
Tuesday: 2 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday:
12 - 5 p.m.
and one (1) hour prior to each performance

Hours vary during summer months

Checks payable to CSM

accessibility icon CSM's campuses are accessible to patrons with disabilities.  Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two week advanced notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support or ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.

Cause Theatre/Social Issues

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Cause Theatre

The Cause Theatre program produces challenging and timely theatre pieces that address social and health issues. This program provides a unique forum in which audience members are encouraged to consider how subtle and not-so-subtle attitudes and behaviors affect experiences and actions.

Cause Theatre offers several touring shows per semester, each addressing a different topic ranging from health concerns such as substance abuse, sexual health and body image to social issues such as sexual orientation, racism, women’s issues and sexual assault, and suicide.

Each performance, bringing to light a different social issue, is designed to be informative and challenging, and is sometimes followed by a facilitated discussion.

This program provides an opportunity for the actors to be actively engaged in the process of creating and performing social issues theatre. Auditions and performances are open to the General Public. 

Performances are held at all three campuses and are also available for touring.  Please call the Box Office to purchase tickets or to schedule a tour to your venue. Please note, there are no ticket discounts for CSM students or employees for Cause Theatre productions.

What I Want to Say But Never Will

by Alan Haehnel

October 10 at 7:30 p.m. (LAPL)
October 11 - 12 at 8 p.m. (LAPL)
October 17 at 8 p.m. (PRIN)
October 18 at 8 p.m. (LEON)
$5 all ages, production may not be suitable for younger audiences.

If you could say anything you wanted, without any consequences or judgment, just what would you say? Based on student responses from around the country, What I Want to Say But Never Will explores this simple but intimate question, offering a glimpse into teenagers' most private thoughts. Told through monologues and anecdotes from the playwright himself, these confessions range from a hilarious rant on an art teacher's bad breath to a touching piece of advice from a brother leaving for the Navy.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (






by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez

February 6 at 7:30 p.m. (PRIN)
February 7 at 8 p.m. (LEON)
February 13 at 7:30 p.m. (LAPL)
February 14 - 15 at 8 p.m. (LAPL)
$5 all ages, production may not be suitable for younger audiences.

An unflinching look at the lives of Marines getting ready for and returning from combat, ReEntry is a docudrama exploration of the relationships between Marines and the civilians they fight for overseas and must contend with when they return home. Honest, moving, and surprisingly funny, this play is based entirely on interviews with Marines and their families.

This production contains strong adult language and content.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (







But I Said No

by Doug Grissom and Margaret Baldwin

March 12 at 7:30 p.m. (LEON)
March 13 at 7:30 p.m. (PRIN)
March 27 at 7:30 p.m. (LAPL)
March 28 - 29 at 8 p.m. (LAPL)
$5 all ages, production may not be suitable for younger audiences.

This educational theatre piece on acquaintance rape has received national acclaim and has toured extensively on college campuses around the country.

This production contains STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT and may not be suitable for younger audiences. 

Produced by special arrangement with the authors.