Care, Cure, Corruption Series


By Georg Büchner
Andrew Borba, Guest Director


March 5 – 13, 2016
Claire Trevor Theatre

Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of these is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts Woyzeck on a diet of peas; this serves to drive him to the brink of madness, and the discovery that Marie is conducting an affair with the local drum major exacerbates the situation. Pushed too far, Woyzeck resorts to violence. Based on the true story of Johann Christian Woyzeck, a lowly soldier in Leipzig, Germany, this remains one of the most enigmatic and influential works of modern theatre. The exploration of the dehumanizing tests Woyzeck was put through to determine if he should be held responsible for his actions, and the implications of these tests, provide the impetus of Buchner’s episodic and radically innovative play.

Evenings: Mar. 5, 10, 11, 12     8:00 pm
Evening: Mar. 9                       7:30 pm
Matinees: Mar. 6*, 12, 13         2:00 pm

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)