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"Stop the Press!"

Theater Arts Experimental Theater

An audience-interactive production about the demise of print and the rise of digital media.

"Stop the Press!" delves into past dreams of the future, taking us from antiquated Disney animatronics through the triumph of the digital age. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, inventor Ray Kurzweil, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and the writer of Java, Bill Joy, meet with cyborgian emcees, fortune tellers, and dancers in this interactive living installation.

New music, 3D animation, video installations, and motion capture combine with live performers in this fantasia on the way we navigate our brave new world. Directed by Kimberly Jannarone. A co-production of the Theater Arts Department and Digital Arts and New Media MFA program.


Two weekends: Feb. 26-27-28 and March 4-5-6-7

Thu-Fri-Sat at 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm

Sundays at 3:00 pm only

** Audiences are invited to stay for two post-show talkbacks after the 9:00 pm performances on Saturdays: February 27 and March 6. **

Pre-show with original soundscape, media environment, and interactive sensory installations begins 20 minutes before curtain.


Note: performance is approx. 1 hour long; audiences will be asked to stand and walk during the length of the performance. (Accommodation will be made for anyone needing a seat and those in wheelchairs.)


$14 general, $11 seniors, $11 students

(current UCSC undergrads with valid ID get 1 ticket for free)

(UCSC staff, faculty, and Alumni Assoc. members w/ ID may purchase up to 2 tickets at the student price)

prices *include* ticket service charges


photo: Steve DiBartolomeo


This performance is made possible, in part, by gifts to the Arts Division at UCSC.

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