|Man in Love|
|by Christina Anderson
directed by Stephen Buescher
|Preview: Nov. 18 @ 7:30pm
Show dates: Nov. 20, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30pm
Mandell Weiss Theatre
|About the Play
Midwestern Metropolis during the Great Depression is severely segregated. If you're from 'The Spread' you are trying to survive another eviction notice, soup line, or night on the street. If you're from the segregated Black area called 'The Zoo' you are literally fighting for your life. The bodies of Black women are turning up dead all over the city. It's not even safe to stay inside. Christina Anderson's play Man in Love is about race, love, and terror, all living side by side.
|About the Playwright
Christina Anderson is an American playwright and educator whose work has received several honors and awards, including two Playwrights of New York (PONYs) nominations as well as the Lorraine Hansberry Award. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Playwriting at Purchase College, and is the interim Head of Playwriting at Brown University. (Wikipedia)
|About the Director
Professor Stephen Buescher is an actor, director, and teaching artist who has designed and led movement training curriculum for various master’s programs including Brown University/Trinity Repertory Consortium and the American Conservatory Theater. He has also taught physical theater in the master’s programs at the Yale School of Drama, University of Missouri Kansas City, and the University of Connecticut. He has choreographed Hamlet, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Orphan of Zhao, Stuck Elevator, Monstress, Let There Be Love, and Underneath the Lintel at the American Conservatory Theater; The Imaginary Invalid at the Old Globe Theater (Fiasco); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Private Lives at Long Wharf Theater; A Christmas Carol at Trinity Repertory Company; Love’s Labour’s Lost at Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater; and Black Maria at The Providence Black Repertory Theater. He has directed numerous productions in the MFA Conservatory including The Bacchae Communion Rite, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Galileo, The House of Bernarda Alba (Moscow Art Theater), Hotel Paradiso, Black Orpheus, and Crazy for the Country. Professor Buescher has been a long time company member with Dell’ Arte International where he has performed both nationally and internationally. International Festivals include the International Small Scene Theater Festival (Croatia), The Festival of New Adaptations (Hungary), and The Festival International de Teatro Caribe (Colombia). He has also performed with the National Theater of Greece, Oktana Dance, and Tanz Theater Heidelberg. Nationally he has performed with Dell’ Arte International, American Conservatory Theater, Smith Wymore Disappearing Acts, Scott Wells and Dancers, Shotgun Players, and Deborah Slater Dance. He is a first round recipient of TCG’s New Generations Grant, a member of SDC, and the Network of Ensemble Theaters. Professor Buescher is a graduate of the Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theater and California Institute of the Arts
Paul Pare Jr. – Xavier Clark
Darlynn – Assata
Bernice – Rebecca Futterman
Walker – Cody Sloan
Leigh – Roberto Perez-Kempton
Hazel – Mary Rose Branick
Ensemble – Sashank Kanchustambam, Christine Atieno,
Megan Cox, Clarence Lightfoot, Sean Putzier,
Khai Williams, Vanessa Flores, Jamila Francisco,
Jillian Stern, Madelyn Astaunda, Jonathan Fong,
|The Creative Team
Director – Stephen Buescher
Scenic Design – Samuel Keamy-Minor
Sound Design – MaeAnn Ross
Production Stage Manager – Nicholas Lambros Smith
Assistant Stage Manager – Andrew Gutierrez
Assistant Stage Manager – Allison Bailey
|Performances||Parking & Location
Located at: Mandell Weiss 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.
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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.
|7:30 pm PREVIEW
7:30 pm OPENING
7:30 pm CLOSING
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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.
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