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The Thugs

Directed by Eric Hunicutt


@ Arthur Wagner Theatre

November 16 - 19

About the Play

About the Playwright

Someone may have died up on the ninth floor. But these temps in a law firm’s back office certainly don’t want to find out. Gossip and rumors abound in this Obie-award winning play.


Adam Bock’s plays include his Obie-award winning The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows, Five Flights, The Typographer’s Dream, The Shaker Chair, and Three Guys and a Brenda. The Receptionist played an extended run at Manhattan Theatre Club, and his most recent play The Drunken City was produced by Playwrights Horizons in early 2011. His plays have been commissioned, developed and produced by Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Soho Rep, Primary Stages, The Vineyard, Rattlestick, Clubbed Thumb, and regionally at the O'Neill, the Humana Festival, in San Francisco, L.A., Seattle, Salt Lake, Montreal, Toronto, London, and Edinburgh, among others. He is the resident playwright at Encore Theater, a Shotgun Players artistic associate, and a New Dramatists member playwright. He is currently writing a screenplay for Scott Rudin/Miramax.


About the Director

Eric Hunicutt is a working actor, director, writer, and teacher currently based in Los Angeles. A professional actor for nearly 20 years, Eric's work ranges from Shakespeare to sketch comedy, as well as television, film, and live improv, including ten years as a member of the acclaimed Chicago-based ensemble the Reckoning. Recent directing projects include productions at The Second City (LA & Chicago), Spoleto Fringe (Charleston, SC), Comedy Central Stage (LA), Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theaters (NYC & LA), and Neil LaBute’s reasons to be pretty at UCSD in Fall 2010. Eric teaches in Los Angeles at Steppenwolf Classes West, Warner Loughlin Studios, Improv Olympic West, and as a Guest Artist at Cal State University's Summer Arts program. He is a proud alumnus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a native tarheel.


The Cast

The Creative Team

Mercedes - Anna Pearce
Elanine - Naomi Cohen
Diane - Parisa Pourhabib
Mary - Kristen Mowry
Daphne - Annalise Shafer
Chantal - Kelsey Gilmore
Bart - Brendan Garrett
Joey - Tae Doo Lee (Teddy)
DirectorEric Hunicutt
Prod. Stage ManagerCheng-Yu Wei
Scenic DesignerFaith Swickard
Costume DesignerTina Fogg
Lighting DesignerTim Nottage
Sound DesignerSamuel Naccach
Asst. DirectorSean Estelle
Asst. Stage ManagerMandie Harms
Asst. Scenic Designer -Jean Chau
Asst. Costume Designer -Alina Bokovikova
Lighting Design Mentor. -Rebecca Bonebrake



Wed.Nov. 168:00 pm OPENING
Thu.Nov. 178:00 pm  
Fri.Nov. 188:00 pm  
Sat.Nov. 192:00 pm MATINEE
Sat.Nov. 198:00 pm CLOSING

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.



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 Arthur Wagner Theatre.

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




Production Photos

Photos by Gaeun Kim and Jim Carmody
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