Claire Trevor Theatre

The Claire Trevor Theatre was originally known as the Village Theatre. The edifice was renovated thanks to a generous contribution by Academy Award-winning actress Claire Trevor and renamed in her honor when the updates were completed. Today, the proscenium theatre is our largest on-campus venue with seating for almost 300 persons.

Claire Trevor Theare - photo by Henry DiRocco

Claire Trevor Theare Seating Plan

Claire Trevor Theatre lobby (Photo credit: Rosemary Rosales, Summer Academies 2016, Digital and Darkroom Photography)

 

Directions to the Claire Trevor School

 

Mrs. Packard

Written by Emily Mann

Directed by Melissa Livingston, MFA Directing Candidate

 

February 3 – 11, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

Mrs. Packard tells the story of a great American woman’s struggle to right a system gone wrong. On the morning of June 18, 1860, Reverend Theophilus Packard had his wife, Elizabeth, removed against her will from their home and committed to the state-run insane asylum for her liberal beliefs. Elizabeth remains true to her principles in the face of intense hardship. The play cuts back and forth from her time in the asylum and the trial she fought for that eventually set her free.

Parental guidance suggested due to mature theme and content, may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age.


Ken Goldenberg from "ThisDay" interviews Director Melissa Livingston and actress Jennifer Holcombe.

Performances:
Evenings: Feb. 3, 8, 9, 10 at  8:00 p.m.
Evening: Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Feb. 4*, 10, 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Approx. running time: 2 hrs., plus a 15-min. intermission

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

Tickets:
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
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)

 

UCI DRAMA 2017-18 SEASON

The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business

Money talks. In an age when politicians are carefully-crafted public figures bought and paid for by lobbyists, Super PACs, corporate dollars and—potentially—a foreign government, a failed reality-TV star holds the office of the most powerful leader in the free world. Unsupported promises are more powerful than provable facts, and the interests of the ruling class are carried on the backs of the voiceless many… this is the era of the business of politics/the politics of business: where dirty deals are done daily.

- Daniel Gary Busby, Producing Artistic Director, Drama Season



February 3 - 8:00 pm, February 4 - 2:00 pm, February 7 - 7:30 pm, February 8 - 8:00 pm, February 9 - 8:00 pm, February 10 - 2:00 pm, February 10 - 8:00 pm, February 11 - 2:00 pm
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Dance Escape

Kelli Sharp, Artistic Director

 

April 19 – 21, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

Graduate students from CTSA’s Department of Dance present a unique program of original choreography. This annual program is a student favorite and beams with energy and creativity. 

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 19, 20, 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Apr. 21 at  2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
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)

(photo by Skye Schmidt)



April 19 - 8:00 pm, April 20 - 8:00 pm, April 21 - 2:00 pm, April 21 - 8:00 pm
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Physical Graffiti

Lisa Naugle, Artistic Director

 

May 3 – 5, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

Some of the most promising undergraduate choreographers present original new works in this annual concert brimming with young talent. 

Performances
Evenings:  May 3, 4, 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee:  May 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
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)

(photo by Skye Schmidt)



May 3 - 8:00 pm, May 4 - 8:00 pm, May 5 - 2:00 pm, May 5 - 8:00 pm
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American Idiot

Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer; Music by Green Day; Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong        

Directed by Andrew Palermo

 

June 2 – 9, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

Bold, brash, and fun, American Idiot takes Green Day’s chart-topping 2005 punk rock album and brings it vibrantly to life. American Idiot follows a young anti-hero, Johnny, the self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia” and his two buddies, Will and Tunny, as they attempt to break out of their mind-numbing, aimless suburban existence. Each of the men struggles to find the balance between rage and love — a conflict that defines their generation, in the socio-political climate of the Trump era.

Performances:
Evenings: Jun. 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Jun. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Jun. 3*, 9 at  2:00 p.m.

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

Tickets:
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
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)

 

UCI DRAMA 2017-18 SEASON

The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business

Money talks. In an age when politicians are carefully-crafted public figures bought and paid for by lobbyists, Super PACs, corporate dollars and—potentially—a foreign government, a failed reality-TV star holds the office of the most powerful leader in the free world. Unsupported promises are more powerful than provable facts, and the interests of the ruling class are carried on the backs of the voiceless many… this is the era of the business of politics/the politics of business: where dirty deals are done daily.

- Daniel Gary Busby, Producing Artistic Director, Drama Season



June 2 - 8:00 pm, June 3 - 2:00 pm, June 6 - 7:30 pm, June 7 - 8:00 pm, June 8 - 8:00 pm, June 9 - 2:00 pm, June 9 - 8:00 pm
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