American Night: The Ballad of Juan José

By Richard Montoya
Directed by Kinan Valdez

As Juan José feverishly studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical odyssey through U.S. history guided by a handful of unsung citizens who made courageous choices in some of the country’s toughest times. American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth.

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Audience notifications: strobe lighting effects, simulated gunfire, mature themes/adult content, and strong language are used in this production.

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Two weekends:
May 24-26 & May 30-June 2, 2019   
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30PM
Sundays at 3:00PM

The Mainstage Theater has 526 seats and offers space for 2 wheelchairs with 1–3 guests each. There is *very limited seating* that is accessible without stairs. (Ramp at Door 5 for access to seating in Sections 4 and 5.) 
Seating is general admission.

$18 Adult
$10 Seniors (62+)
$10 Students w/ ID (Non-UCSC)
$8 Youth/Child/Infant (12 and under)
$8 UCSC Alumni (w/ Alumni Association card; limited to 2 tickets)
$8 UCSC Staff and Faculty w/ ID (limited to 2 tickets)
$8 UCSC Students (including Grad Students)
$0 UCSC Undergrad Only (eligible for 1 free $0 ticket per production)

Advance tickets available here at
Ticket window opens 1 hour prior to scheduled event start time.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to scheduled event start time.
Parking $5.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3:00pm

Theater Arts Mainstage
453 Kerr Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Concerts & Performances

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Arts & Culture




Arts Division, Theater Arts Department


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