Little Theatre

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Photo by Paul R. Kennedy
2014 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Photo by Paul R. Kennedy

The Little Theatre is the original theatre for the UCI School of the Fine Arts built in 1965. It is located in Humanities Hall across from the main Arts campus and seats 165. The Department of Drama utilizes the theatre for a variety of its stage productions plus many of the student workshops and events.

Little Theater Floor Plan


Directions to the Little Theater

Intimate Apparel

Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Jane Page


December 2 – 10, 2017

Little Theatre

Esther Mills, a skilled African-American seamstress in 1905 NYC, dreams of saving enough money to open her own beauty parlor. Romance beckons in the form of George Armstrong, a stranger who writes to her from his work on the Panama Canal; after George arrives in New York City, and after they are married, Esther discovers that she is not the only one who misrepresented herself during their correspondence courtship.

Evenings: Dec. 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Dec. 3*, 9, 10 at 2:00 p.m.

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

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  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at



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

December 2 - 8:00 pm, December 3 - 2:00 pm, December 6 - 7:30 pm, December 7 - 8:00 pm, December 8 - 8:00 pm, December 9 - 2:00 pm, December 9 - 8:00 pm, December 10 - 2:00 pm
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