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Man in Love

by Christina Anderson

directed by Stephen Buescher

Preview:  Nov. 18 @ 7:30pm
Show dates:   Nov. 20, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30pm

Mandell Weiss Theatre

About the Play

Midwestern Metropolis during the Great Depression is severely segregated. If you're from 'The Spread' you are trying to survive another eviction notice, soup line, or night on the street. If you're from the segregated Black area called 'The Zoo' you are literally fighting for your life. The bodies of Black women are turning up dead all over the city. It's not even safe to stay inside. Christina Anderson's play Man in Love is about race, love, and terror, all living side by side.

About the Playwright
Christina Anderson is an American playwright and educator whose work has received several honors and awards, including two Playwrights of New York (PONYs) nominations as well as the Lorraine Hansberry Award. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Playwriting at Purchase College, and is the interim Head of Playwriting at Brown University. (Wikipedia)
About the Director

Professor Stephen Buescher is an actor, director, and teaching artist who has designed and led movement training curriculum for various master’s programs including Brown University/Trinity Repertory Consortium and the American Conservatory Theater. He has also taught physical theater in the master’s programs at the Yale School of Drama, University of Missouri Kansas City, and the University of Connecticut. He has choreographed Hamlet, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Orphan of Zhao, Stuck Elevator, Monstress, Let There Be Love, and Underneath the Lintel at the American Conservatory Theater; The Imaginary Invalid at the Old Globe Theater (Fiasco); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Private Lives at Long Wharf Theater; A Christmas Carol at Trinity Repertory Company; Love’s Labour’s Lost at Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater; and Black Maria at The Providence Black Repertory Theater. He has directed numerous productions in the MFA Conservatory including The Bacchae Communion Rite, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Galileo, The House of Bernarda Alba (Moscow Art Theater), Hotel Paradiso, Black Orpheus, and Crazy for the Country. Professor Buescher has been a long time company member with Dell’ Arte International where he has performed both nationally and internationally. International Festivals include the International Small Scene Theater Festival (Croatia), The Festival of New Adaptations (Hungary), and The Festival International de Teatro Caribe (Colombia). He has also performed with the National Theater of Greece, Oktana Dance, and Tanz Theater Heidelberg. Nationally he has performed with Dell’ Arte International, American Conservatory Theater, Smith Wymore Disappearing Acts, Scott Wells and Dancers, Shotgun Players, and Deborah Slater Dance. He is a first round recipient of TCG’s New Generations Grant, a member of SDC, and the Network of Ensemble Theaters. Professor Buescher is a graduate of the Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theater and California Institute of the Arts


Director's Statement

coming soon

The Cast

Paul Pare Jr. – Xavier Clark
Darlynn – Assata
Bernice – Rebecca Futterman
Walker – Cody Sloan
Leigh – Roberto Pérez
Hazel – Mary Rose Branick
Ensemble – Christine Atieno, Vanessa Flores, Jonathan Fong,
    Jamila Francisco, Erica Kahn, Olivia Jewel, Sashank
    Kanchustambam, Clarence Lightfoot, Sean Putzier,
    Ashley Shilts, Jillian Stern, Khai Williams

The Creative Team

Director – Stephen Buescher
Scenic Design – Samuel Keamy-Minor
Costume Designer – Dorottya Vincze
Lighting Designer – Lindsay Stevens
Sound Design – MaeAnn Ross
Dramaturg –  Madison Mae Williams
Choreographer –  Austin Harper
Dance Captain – Olivia Jewel
Vocal Coaches –  Eva Barnes, Ursula Meyer
Fight Director –  Zev Steinrock
Intimacy Choreographer –  Zev Steinrock
Assistant Scenic Designer – Elizabeth Barrett
Assistant Costume Designer –  Eui-Hyun Song
Assistant Lighting Designer – Harrison Foster
Assistant Sound Designer – Stewart Blackwood

Production Stage Manager – Nicholas Lambros Smith
Assistant Stage Manager – Andrew Gutierrez
Assistant Stage Manager – Allison Bailey
Production Assistants – Jake Bradford, Amelia Llamas

Performances Parking & Location

Located at: Mandell Weiss Theatre

Parking Passes Required daily.
Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

There is no free parking in the campus parking lots on the weekends; parking permits are required on the weekend. There are no-cost and low-cost parking options:
    • Park in the "Weekend Free Lot" at P782 and walk,
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      first hour for free and additional time costs just
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Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.


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Nov. 18

Nov. 20

Nov. 21

Nov. 22

Nov. 23
7:30 pm     PREVIEW

7:30 pm     OPENING

7:30 pm  

7:30 pm  

7:30 pm     CLOSING

Advance tickets for this production are available only online through the "Click here for tickets" button above. You can purchase tickets online on your phone the night of at the theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office.

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General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

Please note: No late seating; no refunds.

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