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

 

The Penelopiad

Written by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Sara Rodriguez

 

February 5 - 9, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

Margaret Atwood retells Homer’s classic "The Odyssey" from Penelope’s perspective. As Odysseus is indefinitely gone to fight in the infamous Trojan Wars, his wife patiently waits for him in the company of her loyal maids while raising a child and cleverly avoiding suitors knocking at her door. "The Penelopiad" takes the audience on an epic journey from Penelope’s birth in Sparta, to her arranged marriage to Odysseus, her journey to Ithaca, her relationship with Helen, the birth of her son, and her survival. All this os told posthumously by Penelope herself.

From the author of "The Handmaid's Tale"

Performances
Evening: Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Evenings: Feb. 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinees: Feb. 8, 9* at 2:00 p.m.

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast, after the matinee on Sunday, February 9.

This event contains:
* adult content - sexual violence - trigger warning
* fog / haze
* strobe / flashing lights

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

UCI Drama - 2019/20 Season
Theme: "Women & Co."
A Centennial Celebration of a Woman's Right to Vote


With Sara Rodriguez preparing to direct The Penelopiad, she searched high and low for a podcast that would get the audience interested in, excited about, and knowledgeable about The Odyssey. Not finding one that quite fit the bill, she decided to create one, along with Darby Vickers, a PhD student in Philosophy. They have written and produced a new, short-form podcast. In three episodes, they cover a brief summary of the poem, followed by interviews with a Classics and Theatre scholars, discussing themes, contemporary views, and the popular history of this epic. 

We are so excited to share that podcast: Odyssey & Chill - now live and ready for download!

You listen live on our website here:

https://sites.uci.edu/odysseyandchill/

Or from the following podcast services:

Google Play
SoundCloud
Sticher
iTunes

In addition, accessibility transcriptions will soon be available for everyone to enjoy the podcast.
We hope you enjoy! 

Please "like" us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram

https://www.facebook.com/odysseyandchill/
Instagram @odysseyandchill

And check out our page on Illuminations

Interview Guests:
Dr. Alex Purves, Classics Professor, UCLA
Annie Loui, Artistic Director of CounterBalance Theatre
Dr. Andromache Karanika, Associate Professor of Classics, UCI

Credits
Sara Rodriguez & Darby Vickers, Creators and Hosts
JJ Margolis and Meghan Roche, Sound Editors 
Josh Feder, Marketing & Communications Manager
Josh Price, Assistant Sound Engineer

Luke Shepherd, Theme Composer
Nick Adams, Logo Art
Amy Shine, Creative Consultant
Vinnie Olivieri, Faculty Mentor



February 5 - 7:30 pm, February 6 - 8:00 pm, February 7 - 8:00 pm, February 8 - 2:00 pm, February 8 - 8:00 pm, February 9 - 2:00 pm
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The Book of Will

Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Joshua Max Feder

 

April 16 - 19, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

Just three years after William Shakespeare’s death, botched and pirated versions of his plays are appearing all over London. His friends and company members can see just one solution: printing an official version of all his plays in a single folio edition in order to preserve them and ensure their future. Though the task seems impossible, their love for their friend, and for the transcendent wit and wonder of his plays, inspires them to persevere.

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 16, 17, 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Apr. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Apr. 18*, 19 at 2:00 p.m.

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast, after the matinee on Saturday, April 18th.

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

UCI Drama - 2019/20 Season
Theme: "Women & Co."
A Centennial Celebration of a Woman's Right to Vote



April 16 - 8:00 pm, April 17 - 8:00 pm, April 18 - 2:00 pm, April 18 - 8:00 pm, April 19 - 2:00 pm, April 19 - 7:30 pm
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The Book of Will

Dance Escape 2020

Chad Michael Hall, artistic director

 

April 30 - May 2, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

Featuring the choreography of graduate-level students
More info coming soon!

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 30; May 1, 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: May 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

(Photo: Dance Escape 2018 by Skye Schmidt)



April 30 - 8:00 pm, May 1 - 8:00 pm, May 2 - 2:00 pm, May 2 - 8:00 pm
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Dance Escape 2020

Physical Graffiti 2020

Lisa Naugle and Lindsay Gilmour, artistic directors

 

May 14 - 16, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

Undergraduate students showcase their choreography
More info coming soon!

Performances
Evenings: May 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: May 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11



May 14 - 8:00 pm, May 15 - 8:00 pm, May 16 - 2:00 pm, May 16 - 8:00 pm
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Physical Graffiti 2020

Hands on a Hardbody

Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
Lyrics by Amanda Green
Book by Doug Wright
Music Direction by Leslie Wickham
Choreography by Andrew Palermo
Directed by Myrona DeLaney

 

June 4 - 7, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. For 10 gritty contestants, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it.  Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor, and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. It's an absurd marketing gimmick at first glance, but the contest proves to be much more.

Performances
Evenings: Jun. 4, 5, 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Jun. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Jun. 6*, 7 at 2:00 p.m.

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast, after the matinee on Saturday, June 6th.

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

UCI Drama - 2019/20 Season
Theme: "Women & Co."
A Centennial Celebration of a Woman's Right to Vote



June 4 - 8:00 pm, June 5 - 8:00 pm, June 6 - 2:00 pm, June 6 - 8:00 pm, June 7 - 2:00 pm, June 7 - 7:30 pm
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Hands on a Hardbody