Friday, May 24, 2013 - Sunday, June 2, 2013
Second Stage, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Friday-Sunday, May 24-25-26 and May 31 & June 1-2
Fri-Sat at 7:00PM and Sundays at 3:00PM
Intended for mature audiences.
free and open to the public
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.
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The Romance of the Roses
Written by: J. Byeloluvski
Directed by: Paul Rossi
This play reaches back to the original fairytales to tell a cautionary tale of love and magic. When Rosa and her wealthy sweetheart Tristan become engaged, she thinks her dreams have come true. Her class-obsessed future mother-in-law, however, immediately sets about sabotaging the romance with the intention of finding someone (and some dowry) suitable for her son.
A Roomba with a View
Written by: Alex Doble
Directed by: Jen Schuler
A tragicomedy for six to seven actors, it's The Brave Little Toaster meets Romeo and Juliet with a cappella musical numbers thrown in. When a woman is systematically neglected by her partner and fellow hotelier, she finds solace in a new friend – the robotic vacuum cleaner. Joined by a selection of other appliances, including a sassy, sardonic toaster, a bro deep fryer, a valley girl Panini press, and a malicious blender, she is taken on a whirlwind tour of self-discovery.
Written and Directed by Sam Clevenger and Tal Kamran
Written and Directed by Sam Clevenger
Written and Directed by Nathan Habib
Moments in Dramatic Time With Chris Waters
Written and Directed by David Murakami
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May 31, June 1-2
Written by: Katelyn Laird
Directed by: Amelia Wade
A spin-off of the original Tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights, Shadow Spinner takes place in a Persian kingdom where the Sultan, betrayed by his wife, has sworn to wed and kill a new woman each night. He marries Shahrazad who keeps herself alive night after night by entertaining the Sultan with stories, but after 989 nights, Shahrazad is out of tales. She must seek the help of a young girl with a dark past and her own talent for storytelling.
A Bomb in the Nations of Japan
Written by: Kevin Otoshi
Directed by: Neiry Rojo
A play about the juxtaposition of a Japanese family with a Japanese-American family during WWII. The experiences of both families illustrate how the war dramatically affected civilians from both Japan and America in similar ways.
Written by: Rosie Glen-Lambert
Directed by: Ella Cooley
A one-act play that takes place in a vacant dirt road just outside a small town. The action follows Eve, an enigmatic woman in her mid-twenties, who runs over a cat on the way to her wedding. What follows is a story tinged with magical realism about fidelity, monogamy and using love as an excuse for discontent.
A Brief History of the Three Little Pigs
Written by: Jessica Greenstreet
Directed by: Lily Sorenson
A Brief History of the Three Little Pigs is a three-actor experimental script dealing with issues of abuse, addiction, and depression through the framework of our relationship with fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Each character has a different life story, but all discover themselves to be pigs, then later discover the destructive power of their inner wolf.
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