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Chautauqua 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013 to Sunday, June 2, 2013
Second Stage, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Theater Arts Department

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.

parking $4

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May 24-25-26


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.



For Bonesy
  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



Shadow Spinner

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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