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2013 Wagner New Play Festival at UC San Diego

Dates: April 17-27, 2013

Casagemas
by Sharif Abu-Hamdeh
Directed by Kate Jopson

OPENS: Wednesday, 4/17 at 8 PM
Thursday, 4/18 at 8 PM
Friday, 4/19 at 8 PM
Friday, 4/26 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/27 at 2 PM

Little Children Dream of God
by Jeff Augustin
Directed by Joshua Brody

OPENS: Thursday 4/18 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/20 at 8 PM
Thursday, 4/25 at 8 PM
Friday, 4/26 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/27 at 8 PM

Hamelin
by Kristin Idaszak
Directed by Michael Moran

OPENS: Friday, 4/19 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/20 at 2 PM
Thursday, 4/25 at 8 PM
Friday, 4/26 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/27 at 8 PM

Location: Various Theaters at UC San Diego
See website for details.

The 2013 Wagner New Play Festival at UC San Diego features world premiere productions by our talented MFA playwrights, and directed, acted, stage managed and designed by our nationally-acclaimed MFA companies. This year, the plays range in scope from the untold story of Picasso’s best friend to the story of a Haitian-American immigrant struggling to make a life for herself in Miami. They take place in Paris at the dawn of the 20th century and China at the dawn of the 21st. They ask questions ranging from what drives a person to catastrophic violence to what price we pay to escape the demons of our past.

The plays produced in the Wagner New Plays Festival represent some of the most original and ground-breaking new voices in American theatre. Our MFA playwrights have gone on to be produced and commissioned around the country. New plays showcased at the festival have gone on to be produced at the Humana Festival at the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville and the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and also produced and workshopped in major venues in New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Washington D.C..

For more information about this event click here.

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