Festival Productions


Heaven on Earth



By Charles Mee
Directed by Scott Feldsher

100 Person Capacity Per Performance
Run time: 60 minutes

Heaven on Earth

About the Production

Thirty years after their first production in a campus canyon, Sledgehammer Theatre returns to UC San Diego with Heaven on Earth, a site-specific play with music and movement around the Powell Structural Lab. In Heaven on Earth, the apocalypse is nigh, but there is a sense time has run its course and something new is about to emerge from the spent fuel of what’s gone before. Like his “Man with the Gas Can” who quietly smokes a cigarette while reminiscing about past love, what will be left if he drops the cigarette into the can? Mee seems to suggest he won’t do it because there is still hope, and there always has been. Hence, Heaven on Earth offers the promise of a future, perhaps even a Utopia, if we plant the right seeds; seeds based on human goodness, love, and community, not the seeds of mass production.

Patron Note

Walking required. Some seating provided.

Please note that this show takes place outside of the festival village. We recommend allowing 20-30 minutes travel time.

Complimentary shuttle service is provided. Shuttle pick-up and drop-off is located on the corner of Scholar’s Drive and Revelle Drive in the Festival Village. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes. Return shuttle service available back to the Festival Village.



Sledgehammer_ stakes claim as a cultural force, rather than an exclusively a theater-making organization, providing some of the most vibrant and surprising live theater in Southern California. More at sledgehammer.org

Artist Chat with Robert Brill and Scott Feldsher of Sledgehammer Theatre on Saturday, October 10 at 4:30 pm


All tickets


  • FRI: 8:00 pm
  • SAT: 8:00 pm
  • SUN: 8:00 pm


Powell Structural Systems Laboratory, Building 623, located on Matthews Lane, UC San Diego Campus. To find Powell Structural Systems Lab, head east of the Price Center and look for the building with the neon art installation around it’s roof.

15 minute shuttle ride from Festival Village