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Directed by Kate Jopson

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@ Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

NOVEMBER 14 - 25

This activity was sponsored
by California Arts Council
and National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles.



Video: Watch the trailer for Elizabeth 1 (1:10).


About the Play

About the Playwright

“Our posturing, pomping, mumming, universe-shaking works are not important at all. We were merely spooning the pabulum of dreams.” Paul Foster's engaging play follows a rogue acting troupe as they illegally perform a tale about one of the Western world's most fascinating monarchs. Irreverent and wild, humorous and witty, the play exposes the absurdity of politics, not only in the Elizabethan Era, but also our own time. From bold theatrical moments to deep introspection, the play asks, “In the large scope of the universe, we have just a speck of time— what should we choose to do with it?”


Paul Foster is a playwright, theater director, and producer. He is a founding member and the first president of La MaMa. Foster is the author of 18 plays produced around the world, including Elizabeth I and Satyricon, as well as the libretto and lyrics for the musical Silver Queen Saloon. Foster has won numerous awards, including Rockefeller and Guggenheim Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts and British Arts Council Award.


The Cast

The Creative Team

Elizabeth - Regan Linton
Tilly Bloom
- Sarah Halford
Philip, Leicester - Michael Hammond
Bacon, Priest, Alencon - Vi Flaten
Burghley, Adelantado - Danvir Grewal
Shill, Lazarus, Paulet,
Feria, Crestkeeper,
Pope Gregory XIII
- Tom Patterson
Hatton, Sun - Kim Blanck
Pata, Sola,
- Hannah Corrigan
Cecil - Hannah Tamminen
Mary, Whitgift - Brian Smolin
Count d’Aubugny
- Walker Hare
God - Matt MacNelly
Earth, Servant - Christian Huerta Murillo
Moon, Servant - Lindsay Shield
Sky - Alyson Van
Director - Kate Jopson
Media Designer
- Natalie Khuen
Costume Designer - Amy Sutton
Lighting Designer - Wen Ling Liao
Sound Designer - Andy Muehlhausen
Production Stage Mgr. - Cara Anderson
Dramaturg - Melissa Minniefee
Voice and Dialect Coach - Ursula Meyer
Asst. Director - Michael Moran
Asst. Costume Designer - Janet O’Neill
Asst. Lighting Designer - Bo Tindell
Asst. Stage Mgr. - Rachael Albert
Asst. Voice and Dialect Coach - Matt MacNelly



Wed, Nov 14,7:00 pm PREVIEW
Fri, Nov 16,8:00 pm OPENING
Sat, Nov 17,2:00 pm MATINEE
Sat, Nov 17,8:00 pm  
Sat, Nov 24,2:00 pm MATINEE
Sat, Nov 24,8:00 pm  
Sun, Nov 25,7:00 pm CLOSING

Located at: Sheila and Hughes Potiker 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.



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 Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.

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

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