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.
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.
THIS SHOW IS NOT SUITABLE FOR AGES 12 AND UNDER; USE OF ADULT LANGUAGE AND CURSE WORDS.
THIS SHOW CONTAINS:
Use of haze / fog
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 email@example.com. (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.