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The Miriam Ellis International Playhouse (MEIP XXI)

May 12, 2023 - May 14, 2023  |  Stevenson Event Center


Cowell College, Stevenson College and the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics will present the 21st season of the Miriam Ellis international Playhouse (MEIP XXI), May 12, 13, and 14, at 7:00 PM in the Stevenson  Event Center at UCSC. The program of fully-staged multilingual performances in French, Japanese, and Spanish, with English supertitles, will be performed by Language students and directed by their instructors. 

There is no admission charge; parking in adjacent lots is $5.00. 

This year’s presentation in Japanese will consist of a demonstration of a Taiko performance of “Yashiro no Uta (The Song of the Shrine) composed by Ikuyo Conant/ Artistic Director of Watsonville Taiko Group, after a brief  explanation of what Taiko is. 

French will be represented by Art (Art), a light reflection on the value of art, adapted and directed, from the eponymous play by Yasmina Reza, by Renée Cailloux. 

Finally, Spanish will bring us “Rompiendo el hielo” (“Breaking the Ice”), an original contemporary comedy piece, written  and performed by students, that follows a grocery store staff on a not so ordinary day. 

Over the years, our multilingual theater presentations have attracted loyal audiences, who look forward to experiencing  their native or acquired languages in this unusual format, and we cordially invite the community to attend this year’s  presentation.  

For more information, please contact Renee Cailloux (rcaillou@ucsc.eduor consult


May 12, 2023
May 14, 2023