Robert Cohen Theatre

RObert Cohen Theate

Formerly known as the Studio Theatre, the Robert Cohen Theatre was renamed in honor of founding faculty member and Claire Trevor Emeritus Professor of Drama Robert Cohen. The theatre is a 47' x 47' (approximately) black box theatre with no standard seating layout so that the theatre can be a proscenium, thrust, arena space, etc. The black-box theatre is a flexible space that can be configured for a variety of productions.  Maximum seating capacity is 96.

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A Bright Room Called Day

Written by Tony Kushner             

Directed by Andrew Borba


April 28 – May 6, 2018

Robert Cohen Theatre

1930s Berlin: a group of left-leaning friends struggle to understand the world around them as Hitler rises to power. While they claim to have lofty ideals, they do not actively resist. Meanwhile, these events are contrasted with a parallel presentation of events in America in the 1980s by a modern day activist who insists on taking action to fight repression and authoritarianism.

Evenings: Apr. 28, May 3, 4, 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Matinees: Apr. 29*, May 5, 6 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

This show contains a scene with fog / haze.



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

April 28 - 8:00 pm, April 29 - 2:00 pm, May 2 - 7:30 pm, May 3 - 8:00 pm, May 4 - 8:00 pm, May 5 - 2:00 pm, May 5 - 8:00 pm, May 6 - 2:00 pm
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