Under Construction

By Charles Mee / Directed by Scott Feldsher
In association with UC San Diego Theater and Dance Department


Run time: 80 minutes

Under Construction Production

Set within a pop-up banqueting hall, spectators will be immersed within a collage of America today—scenes and songs and dances inspired by Norman Rockwell of the fifties, and scenes and songs and dances inspired by the installation artist whose work most resonates in today’s culture of socio-political corruption, Jason Rhoades. Rockwell and Rhoades juxtaposed side by side—then and now, the fifties and the present, the red states and the blue states, where we grew up and where we live today, a piece that is, like America, permanently under construction.


“It is hard to think of a company better suited than Sledgehammer to stage Mee's Heaven on Earth… play welcomes the kind of 'in-your-face' direct address Sledgehammer pioneered” –TheatreForum

Sledgehammer_ has been San Diego’s premier alternative theater for over three decades. Known for their flamboyant, muscular, visually dense and provocative style, American Theater magazine observed “their name should be used as a verb, ‘to sledgehammer theater.’” They have produced site-specific work throughout San Diego and elsewhere, including New York City for the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Patron Notes

General admission. Wheelchair accessible. Recommended for ages 16+. Cash is not accepted for ticket payment onsite.

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  • THU: 8:15 pm
  • FRI: 7:30 pm
  • SAT: 7:00 pm
  • SUN: 7:00 pm


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1955 Julian Ave, San Diego, CA 92113


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