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The Underground
New Play Festival

Managing Director - Mary Hill
Artistic Director - Jaime Tuttle

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@ Arthur Wagner Theatre

March 6 - 16


About the Festival

Celebrate the artistic achievements of our undergraduate playwrights, directors, designers, and actors in a festival dedicated to world-premiere plays and work created entirely by undergrads.

Every year, the Underground New Play Festival selects and mounts a full production for 5 new short plays. New and experienced directors, designers, and actors join together to create works of art bigger than any one person could hope for; works of art that could not exist as they do in any other place, with any other artists.


The Plays

Showcase A

Two People's Names
by Rebecca Hicks
directed by Nathan Cook

Thalia and John are writers with different tastes, who compete to predict the outcome of an arguing couple in a coffee shop.

Yanipsich Krumbach and the Infinite Day Blue
by Timothy Barnett
directed by Jenny Grober

Every day Yanipsich looks out the window of his watch shop to see a beautiful woman start her day. When she fails to appear, he pays her a visit that will change his life forever.


Showcase B

Strange Huntings
by Jessica Tse
directed by Jesse Negron

Kaylee and her Nana are seasoned supernatural hunters, but when a new threat arises only their bond can save them.

Morgan the Fish
by Karanina Ashbeck
directed by Zoe Semler

Patricia wakes up on a submarine with no knowledge of how she got there. With the help of her pet fish, Patricia must convince her unstable companion to take them back to shore before itís too late

Let's Talk About You Next Time
by Elena Silva
directed by Joey Odom

The year is 1995, and Elle is totally into Baine, who is totally into Melissa, who totally needs someone to watch her dog for the weekend. Hilarity ensues as Elle learns the real meaning of friendship.



Showcase A

Thu,March 6,7:30 pm OPENING
Sat,March 8,2:00 pm MATINEE
Sat,March 8,7:30 pm  
Fri,March 14,7:30 pm  
Sun,March 16,7:00 pm CLOSING

Showcase B

Fri,March 7,7:30 pm OPENING
Sun,March 9,7:00 pm  
Thu,March 13,7:30 pm  
Sat,March 15,2:00 pm MATINEE
Sat,March 15,7:30 pm CLOSING


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,

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 online through the weblinks below.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatreís box office at the Arthur Wagner Theatre.

General Admission: $10 UCSD Students: $5


Of Interest:

TheatreForum - An international theatre journal since 1992
La Jolla Playhouse - UCSD is home to this Tony Award winning theatre
UC San Diego Home Page - UC San Diego's Main Web Site
9500 Gilman Drive MC0344
La Jolla, CA 92093
Tel: (858) 534-3791