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Mega Audition Sign-Ups Available Monday, August 2, 2021

Drama at UC Irvine announces the 2021-2022 Season:

Subject to change pending COVID realities

Our Return

 
 Fall 2021 Productions
 
 

Human Error
Written by Eric Pfeffinger

Special Presentation of a filmed production from last year's season
Directed by Jane Page

October 1

Human Error is about Madelyn and Keenan are NPR-listening, latte-sipping blue-staters who are planning a family. Or they were, anyway, until the fertility clinic screwed up and accidentally implanted their fertilized embryo in another uterus — a uterus belonging to a small-government churchgoing NRA cardholder. Can these ideologically hostile couples make it together through nine months of gestation without killing each other?

 

 

 

Audio Theatre
Co-Produced by Cynthia Bassham and Vincent Olvieri

Our Return to the Stage

November 11, 12, and 13 

 

When Will Mi Hija Visit Me? by Cindy Eljamrah
Directed by Leah Jackson

Nearer by Far by Erica Clare Bogan
Directed by Dylan Seeley

Do You Trust Me by Summer Session
Directed by Cybelle Kaehler

The Informant by Grace McCarney
Directed by Lucas Nelson

The Happiest Bunch by Mary Hill
Directed by Mary Hill

Lie in State by Melíza Gutierrez
Directed by Angela Cruz 

 

 Winter 2022 Productions

 

 

Rebecca Oaxaca Lays Down a Bunt 
Written by Kristoffer Diaz

Our Return to Laughter
Directed by Eli Simon

January 29 and 30 and February 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

Rebecca Oaxaca Lays Down a Bunt by Kristoffer Diaz is a modern day five-door farce.  The overarching theme is to find, express, and celebrate your true calling in life. The action takes place in a renovated hotel, The Hotelman Arms, in Chicago, where the motto is, “No privacy is the new privacy.”  The cast features a wide range of idiosyncratic roles including the title bunter who just wants to have fun, a mystery writer working on her next bestseller, a blogger trying to capture the next big thing, various members of the hotel staff who are either trying to hide or make love to the guests, and baseball executives that are vying to sign Rebecca to a major league deal. The pace is fast and furious.  

 

 
 
The Seagull
Written by Anton Chekhov | Translated by Ryan McKittrick and Julia Smeliansky
 
Our Return to Reimagining the Classics
Directed by Summer Session
 
March 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13
 
The Seagull is the first of Anton Chekhov’s realistic plays. The Seagull is a 4 act, slice of life drama filled with comedic irony about artists navigating through life. The play deals with the human condition and the conflict between ourselves and others. Come along with us as we delve into artistic creation, anguish, compassion and the struggles of an artist in this new take on a well known classic. 
 

 

 Spring 2022 Productions

 

 
The Effect

Written by Lucy Prebble

Our Return to Exploring Mental Health
Directed by Chloe King

April 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 and May 1

 
 
 
Into the Woods
Book by James Lapine | Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Our Return to Knowing No One is Alone
Directed by Don Hill | Music Directed by Timothy Fletcher

June 2, 3, 4 and 5

 

Into the Woods is a modern classic by James Lapine and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. It is easily one of the most popular works of the canon, and rightfully so. Through innovative storytelling, musical sophistication and dark comedy, the world's most popular fairy tale characters are brought together to create a thought-provoking piece that challenges both our perception of life and "happily ever after". Into the Woods is especially relevant as we emerge from the isolation we have experienced during pandemic lockdown, serving as an encouraging reminder that "no one is alone".