Good Breeding


written & directed by Robert O'Hara

@ Mandell Weiss Theatre
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February 16 - 24, 2007



PLEASE BE ADVISED: Good Breeding contains suggested nudity, strong language, sexuality, and violence.  This production is suggested for mature audiences.

The UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present OBIE and OPPENHIEMER Award-winning Playwright/Director Robert O’Hara’s World Premiere page-to-stage production of Good Breeding.  Mr. O’Hara directs our nationally acclaimed UCSD Professional Theatre Training Program actors, designers, and stage managers in his adaptation of the Greek Oresteia inspired by the works of Aeschylus and Euripides. The Curse on the House of Atreus is turned upside down in this Erotic exploration of Love, Lust and Revenge.

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The Director

Robert O’Hara (Playwright/Director) received a 2006 OBIE Award for his Direction of IN THE CONTINUUM. He wrote and directed the World Premiere of INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater. The piece received the 1996 Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play and was subsequently published by both Theater Communications Group and an Acting Edition by Dramatist Play Service. He has directed around the Country; his plays have been produced around the World; and, he has been awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship, TCG Extended Collaboration Grant, NEA/TCG Fellowship, a Van Lier Fellow at New Dramatists, and is the recipient of the First Mark Taper Forum's Sherwood Award, and the TANNE Award for Exceptional Body of Work. He has been an Artist in Residence at the American Conservatory Theater, New York Shakespeare Festival, and Theater/Emory as well as a Visiting Professor at DePaul University School of the Arts.  The Mark Taper Forum, the National Endowment of the Arts, The McCarter Theater, THEATRES DE NIMES, LE THEATRE L’ODEON, Theaterworks/USA and Theater/Emory, have commissioned him. He has written Films and Teleplays for Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Avnet/Kerner, HBO, ABC, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, New Line/Fine Line Cinema and Artisan Entertainment. His new play ANTEBELLUM was work-shopped at the 2005 O’NEILL FESTIVAL. His most current collaborations include working with Des McAnuff on the revival of THE WIZ and directing the World Tour of IN THE CONTINUUM.



Good Breeding features actors drawn from the department’s nationally-ranked Graduate Theatre Training Program:

Keiana Richard
Liz Elkins
Jiehae Park
Peter Wylie
Walter Belenky
Johnny Wu
Rebecca Levy
Larry Herron
Josh Wade
Irungu Mutu


Creative Team

Good Breeding also showcases the creative work of the department’s award-winning MFA design and management students:

Caleb Levengood (Scenic Designer)
Michelle Hunt (Costume Designer)
Christian DeAngelis (Lighting Designer)
Daniel W. Odham (Sound Designer)
Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager)


Ticket Info

Advance tickets for this production are advised and are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre. 

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

General Admission: $15
UCSD Faculty/Staff and Seniors (over 62): $12
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10
*Preview performance on Thursday, February15th at 7:00pm is offered at the reduced ticket prices of $12/$10/$8

Reserve Tickets

Complimentary Tickets (UCSD Theatre & Dance Department Faculty/Students/Staff ONLY)
Single Ticket Orders
Main Stage -subscription tickets (PDF)
    Second Stage Black Box Limited Seating Tickets (PDF)


Location & Parking

Mandell Weiss Theatre

Parking Permits-
Required: Monday through Friday, and are available from attendants on duty at the UCSD Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse one hour before show time. Cost: $3.00 per vehicle.

Not Required: Saturday, Sunday, and UCSD-observed holidays.


Performance Dates

*Preview: February 15, 7 pm, Reduced Ticket Prices
February 16, 8 pm Opening
February 17, 2 pm Matinee
February 17, 8 pm
February 22, 8 pm
February 23, 8 pm
February 24, 8 pm Closing