Hands on a Hardbody - CANCELED

At CTSA, our priority is the health and safety of our students and community, including faculty, staff, production team, and supporters. In keeping with the decision released by UCI in response to the COVID-19 health crisis, we have decided to cancel or postponed all performances for the remainder of the Spring 2020 quarter.

We are in the process of managing donations and the refunds to our ticketholders. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process. We are diligently working with our teams to reschedule any events that may be postponed to a later date.

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Be safe and healthy, and remember to spread Art, not the virus!

Hands on a Hardbody - CANCELED

Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
Lyrics by Amanda Green
Book by Doug Wright
Music Direction by Leslie Wickham
Choreography by Andrew Palermo
Directed by Myrona DeLaney


June 4 - 7, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. For 10 gritty contestants, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it.  Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor, and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. It's an absurd marketing gimmick at first glance, but the contest proves to be much more.

Evenings: Jun. 4, 5, 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Jun. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Jun. 6*, 7 at 2:00 p.m.

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast, after the matinee on Saturday, June 6th.

General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

UCI Drama - 2019/20 Season
Theme: "Women & Co."
A Centennial Celebration of a Woman's Right to Vote

June 4, 2020 - 8:00pm
June 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
June 6, 2020 - 2:00pm
June 6, 2020 - 8:00pm
June 7, 2020 - 2:00pm
June 7, 2020 - 7:30pm