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The Waiting Room a play by Lisa Loomer (PAST SHOW)

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:00am to Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Second Stage

Photo: "Portion of Fashion Show by Hannah Hoch 1925-35"

In Lisa Loomer's dark comedy, three women from different centuries (18th-Century China, 19th-Century Victorian England, and present-day New Jersey) all meet in a modern hospital waiting room. They discuss the pains they are facing as a result of altering their bodies to meet societal standards of feminine beauty — foot binding, wearing corsets, undergoing breast surgery. The women confront human nature and the modern health care system as they struggle for answers. Student-directed by Ciera Eis.


Notices for audiences:

Depictions of sexual assault/violence

Adult language


Fri-Sun, February 19-21 & Thu-Sun, February 25-28

7:30 PM (Sundays at 3:00PM)


Tickets on sale in January:

$12 general

$11 seniors (62+)

$11 students w/ ID

UCSC undergrads with valid UCSC ID receive 1 ticket free.

(UCSC Discount: 2 tickets for $6 each for staff/faculty/Alumni. Assoc. w/ ID)


Advance tickets available through

Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.

Ticket window opens *1 hour* before curtain.

Parking: $4


Please arrive 30 minutes before curtain to allow time to park (and to take a shuttle, if necessary), pick up tickets at will-call, and be in your seat before curtain.

Late seating will be at the discretion of the management.