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45 Plays For 45 Presidents

by Karen Weinberg, Chloe Johnston,
Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Sean Benjamin,
and Andy Bayiates

directed by Sean Graney

Show dates:   June 3, 4, 5, 6 @ 7:30pm,
                        June 6 @ 2pm

Arthur Wagner Theatre

About the Director

Sean Graney is a Chicago-based theater artist who passionately cares about the audience. For over twenty years, he has concentrated on adapting and directing stories to create relevant theatrical pieces for our contemporary society. In November of 2014, after a three-year hiatus, he returned to being the Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, a Chicago theater company he founded in 1997. In 2013, he was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University where he completed writing All Our Tragic, a twelve-hour adaptation combining all thirty-two surviving Greek Tragedies. It garnered six Joseph Jefferson Awards, including best Director and Best Adaptation. He has four other Joesph Jefferson Awards for directing and adaptation. He is also the director and co-adaptor three Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, which have been playing at many great theaters across the country. In 2013, he was honored with the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Arts Achievement Award. From 2004-2006, he was a participant in the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors. He attended Emerson College (a long time ago) and has taught at University of Chicago, The Theater School at DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago and Lake Forest College. Previously at UC San Diego, he directed Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch.

Director's Statement

2020 is a presidential election year. What better way to celebrate our right to vote by looking at all the men we chose to occupy the highest office of our land. Created by the Neo-Futurists in Chicago, this huge-cast, fast-paced, hysterical, informational cabaret races to show a few minute summary of each U.S. President in those glorious 231 years. A look at the standouts like Abe Lincoln and FDR, as well as a look at the losers like William H. Harrison (in office for only about 750 hours), or James Buchanan, considered by many to be the worst President (he set our Nation's path toward the Civil War!) Plus all the other Presidents from Washington to Trump. Come see your favorite, come see your most loathed, come see them all!

The Cast

Auditions will be held Spring 2020.
The Creative Team

Director – Sean Graney

Performances 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, 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.





June 3

June 4

June 5

June 6

June 6
7:30 pm     OPENING

7:30 pm  

7:30 pm  

2:00 pm

7:30 pm     CLOSING

Advance tickets for this production are available only online through the "Click here for tickets" button above. You can leave a message at 858.534.4574 with questions and we will get back to you. You can also purchase online on your phone the night of at the theatre.

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

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

Please note: No late seating; no refunds.

Theatre & Dance Faculty, Staff & Majors Only >>


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