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directed by Andrei Belgrader

@ Mandell Weiss FORUM STUDIO
UCSD Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse

Box Office: (858) 534-4574

January 25 - February 2

About the Play


The character of Pericles has often been compared to the biblical Job, or Greek Ulysses. On a more contemporary note, his journey approaches an Indiana Jones tale of twists and turns. The story begins when Prince Pericles seeks to escape from answering a dangerous “no win” riddle that will surely cost him his life regardless of what he answers. Thus, he sets out on a journey that is beset with storms, famine, the winning and loss of his wife, the abandonment of his daughter, a few assassination attempts, pirates, a brothel, and a resurrection or two. What are the odds that virtue can win out over evil in this Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Drama! The incomparable Andrei Belgrader directs in the intimate black box venue of the Mandell Weiss Forum Studio. Nine performances.

About the Director

Andrei Belgrader has directed for stage, film and television since his move to the U.S. from his native Romania in 1979. He has directed numerous works for Yale Repertory Theatre and American Repertory Theatre. In 2002, he was appointed Director of the Juilliard Drama Division's Fellowships in Advanced Studies for Directors. Previously, he was professor of Acting and Directing at the University of California, San Diego and associate professor at Yale University, School of Drama.

The Cast

The Creative Team

Marshel Adams
Maren Bush
Liz Elkins
Joel Gelman
Johnny Gill
Greg Moody
Ria Murphy
Irungu Mutu
Jiehae Park
Pearl Rhein
Daniel Rubiano
Milana Vayntrub
Josh Wade

Director - Andrei Belgrader
Production Stage Manager - Sandi Kroll
Scenic Designer - Tom George
Costume Designer - Allison Crutchfield
Lighting Designer - Stephen Sakowski
Sound Designer - Alyssa Ishii
Asst Director - Adam Arian
Asst Stage Managers
- Hannah Wichmann & Matt Valenti
Asst Costume Designers - Whitney Adams & Kristin Ellert
Asst Lighting Designer - Matthew Bright



Jan 24, 7 pm Preview
Jan 25, 8 pm Opening
Jan 26, 2 pm
Jan 26, 8 pm
Jan 29, 8 pm
Jan 30, 8 pm
Jan 31, 8 pm
Feb 1, 8 pm
Feb 2, 2 pm
Feb 2, 8 pm Closing

Located at: Mandell Weiss FORUM STUDIO

Parking: Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle and can be purchased at the parking kiosks near the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Please remember the space number you have parked in as you will need it at the kiosks.

Note: Kiosks 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 can not pay parking tickets.




Advance tickets for this production 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 Forum Studio Theatre.

General Admission: $15
UCSD Faculty/Staff and Seniors (over 62): $12
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10
*Preview performance on Thursday, Jan 24th 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 non-subscription tickets (PDF)
    Second Stage Black Box Limited Seating Tickets (PDF)

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