Center Stage Theater presents


  • Oct. 05 - Oct. 06, 2019
  • Center Stage Theater
  • Tickets: $150 sponsor, $50 patron, $20 general, $15 student/military
Center Stage Theater & The UCSB Initiative for New and Reimagined Work present

by Kate Cortesi

a staged reading
Directed by Maggie Mixsell

Starring Joe Spano, Faline England, Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Lisa Gates, Dan Gunther, Brian Harwell, Ivy Vahanian & Verenice Zuniga

A benefit for Center Stage Theater

Thorny, uncomfortable, funny and surprising (, LOVE asks what accountability looks like when an abuser of power is one of our favorite men of all time and dares us to get to the other side of accountability and hashtags together.

"I wrote this play because there is a conversation around sex and power that I believe people want to have that we're not having, not in public anyway. Do we want dark truth to come to light? Yes. Do we want justice for abuses? Yes. Do we want to acknowledge and correct the exploits of patriarchy? Absolutely. AND we also want to delve into the relationships where this reckoning is complicated, murky, and colored by, among other things, love. I believe love belongs at the center of these reckonings, right next to justice and truth." — Kate Cortesi

There will be a post-play discussion with the playwright following each performance.

There will be a pre-show and post-show reception with a no-host bar.  Patron and Sponsor level tickets include complimentary drink tickets.

Times: Saturday, October 5 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 6 at 2:00pm

Tickets: $150 sponsor (2 performance tickets, 4 drink tickets and a donation to Center Stage)
$50 patron (includes 2 drink tickets)
$20 general, $15 student/military

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.


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