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The Mistakes Madeline Made

Directed by Johanna Gruenhut


@ The Arthur Wagner Theatre (GH 157)

February 25 - March 1

About the Play

About the Author

What’s the point of being clean when the world feels dirty? The Mistakes Madeline Made is a hilarious and moving story about the strange contours of loss, love, and coping.  Having recently lost her journalist brother and stuck in a soul-crushing job as the personal-assistant to a Personal- Assistant, Edna does the only reasonable thing she can — she stops bathing! As she begins to reek and withdraw from life, she hatches a plan to sabotage her boss and pollute her sterile workplace. Instead, she finds herself drawn back in by an unlikely love. In the darkly comic world of The Mistakes Madeline Made personal hygiene becomes political and disobedience can be an act love. 



About the Director

Johanna Gruenhut recently directed No Child… for the Weston Playhouse. BillyJoelTookMeToTheProm.Com, which she directed for American Globe Theatre’s Short-Play-Festival took home awards for best play and best director. Her short-film Thanksgiving 2001 was a finalist at the Redstone Film Festival in Boston. Johanna has directed new plays for Andy’s Summer Playhouse, Bright Young Things, Manhattan Theatre Source, The Tank, and Dock-Street Project. Associate director credits include collaborations with Hal Brooks, Daniel Kramer, and Kim Rubinstein. She has served as assistant director to Max Stafford-Clark, Gordon Edelstein, and Oskar Eustis. Upcoming projects: a workshop with Israeli playwright Yosef Bar-Yosef on his newest play, This Wide-Winged Sea.

The Cast

The Creative Team

Josh Adams      Wilson  
Sarah Kapp       Beth  
Daniel Kim        Blake, Drake, and Jake  
Brett Rader       Buddy  
Katie Willert      Edna

Director - Johanna Gruenhut
Production Stage Manager - Kristi L. Clarida
Scenic Designer - Samantha Rojales
Costume Designer - Jaymee Ngernwichit
Lighting Designer - Jake Miller
Sound Designer - Giovanni Velasco
Asst Sound Designer- Maximilian Lee
Asst Stage Manager - Kelly Hardy
Asst Costume Designer - Megan Curran



Wed, Feb. 25 at 8:00pm OPENING
Thur, Feb. 26, 8:00 pm
Fri, Feb. 27, 8:00 pm
Sat, Feb 28, 2:00 pm MATINEE
Sat, Feb 28, 8:00 pm
Sun, Mar 1, 2:00 pm MATINEE/CLOSING

Located at: The Arthur Wagner Theatre (GH 157)

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.



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 Arthur Wagner Theatre (GH 157)

Students: $4
All Others: $5


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