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Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!
Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!

by Vivian Barnes

directed by Juliana Kleist-Mendez

Preview:  May 9 @ 7:30pm
Show dates:  May 11 & 17 @ 7:00pm,
                       May 15 & 16 @ 7:30pm
                       May 18 @ 10:30am                       

Arthur Wagner Theatre

About the Play

A Royal Wedding is looming. The Duchess and The Soon-to-be-Duchess are meeting face to face for the first time to go over everything you ever needed to know to become a duchess. There are rules. There’s a way of doing things. Remember, everybody is watching. And you don’t want to know what happens if you step out of line. Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! looks at the hidden costs of being the “luckiest girl in the world.”

About the Playwright
Vivian Barnes is a first-year MFA Playwriting student from Virginia. Her short plays have been presented at the inaugural Ain't I a Woman Festival, Hearts on the Wall at Dixon Place, Firehouse Theatre, and the University of Richmond. While interning at Baltimore Center Stage she was a Wright-Right-Now playwright and she recently completed a literary apprenticeship at Actors Theatre of Louisville. BA: University of Richmond.

Check out Vivian in the WNPF Interview Series on YouTube >>
About the Director

Juliana Kleist-Méndez is a first-year MFA Directing student previously based in Brooklyn, NY. She is an Iowa-born Cuban American committed to embodied storytelling collaborations. Selected credits: Far From Canterbury (Winner of Best Musical: New York International Fringe Festival; Encores! at The SoHo Playhouse); La hija del pirata/The Pirate’s Daughter (La Pirata Productions); Club Silenciowith the Cuban Cultural Center of New York (Manhattan Theater Company); Elvira: The Immigration Play with Si Se Puede Productions (Lehman College, Collaboraction Theatre Company, Chicago); King Lear: A Radio Play (The Framework Theatre, Chicago). BA in Theater for Social Change from Cornell University.

Director's Statement

coming soon

The Cast

Duchess – Janet Fiki
Soon-to-be-Duchess – India Gurley

The Creative Team

Directed by Juliana Kleist-Mendez
Co-Scenic Designers: Hsi-An Chen and Samuel Keamy-Minor

Production Stage Manager:  Sam Bedford
Assistant Stage Manager: Hope Ding

Performances Parking & Location

Located at: Arthur Wagner Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. 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.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.






May 9th

May 11th

May 15th

May 16th

May 17th

May 18th

7:30pm - Preview

7:00pm - Opening




10:30am - Closing

Advance tickets for this production are available only online through the "Click here for tickets" button above. You can leave a message at 858.534.4574 with questions and we will get back to you. You can also purchase 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.

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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