2015 - 2016 Season


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HIGH-STAKES POLITICAL DRAMA

RFK

By Jack Holmes

Directed by Randall King

September 30 - October 25, 2015

 

"This play is like an evening with RFK brought back to life, to remind us of the real American Dream that we used to really chase and believe in. I was amazed how resonant and potent the words of this man have proven to be." - NYTheatre.com

 

"truly a run-away hit" - BroadwayWorld.com

 

Bobby Kennedy's words, struggles and ideals come to life in this tour de force of the late politician and committed advocate for civil rights, the poor, and racial minorities. "Issues that were at the center of RFK's campaign - peace, justice, equality, poverty and responsibility - have as much, if not more, relevance today as they did in 1968," said the original producers and creative team.

Rediscover the true American Dream through Kennedy's victories and defeats, providing a stirring metaphor for the challenge to believe in our government and our leaders.


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AWARD-WINNING HILARIOUS 'WHODUNIT'

THE 39 STEPS

Adapted by Robert Barlow

Based on novel by John Buchan

From movie by Alfred Hitchcock

Directed by Ken Kelleher

November 25 - December 20, 2015

 

"Absurdly enjoyable, gleefully theatrical ... a perfect soufflé." - New York Times

 

"The 39 Steps is fabulous fun!" - LA Theatre Examiner

 

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python and you have a hilarious, high-speed spoof of the silver-screen classic in what the New York Times calls, "Absurdly enjoyable, gleefully theatrical ... a perfect soufflé." This delicious Tony® and Drama Desk award-winner is packed with zany characters, planes, trains, handcuffs, missing fingers and good old-fashioned romance to its death-defying finale.

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho, and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women. This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.


Show runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

Show content is approximately a PG rating.


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WORLD PREMIERE

SAN JOSE STAGE COMPANY in association with EL TEATRO CAMPESINO

VALLEY OF THE HEART

Written and directed by Luis Valdez

February 10 - March 6, 2016

 

"... a quintessentially California play, written by a master of the genre." - Los Angeles Times

 

The fight to maintain dignity, identity, family and love in the face of war and fear are at the heart of this American love story deeply rooted in the fertile Santa Clara Valley.

Famed playwright, director and producer Luis Valdez's sweeping epic illustrates the ironic divide between America's ideals and its actions in what the San Jose Mercury News says is a "multicultural touchstone," and of which the Los Angeles Times says "We need memory plays as powerful as this one ... a quintessentially California play, written by a master of the genre."

Show time is approximately 3 hours, including one 15 minute intermission.

Show content is approximately a PG-13 rating.


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HIGH-FLYING HYSTERICAL FARCE

BOEING BOEING

By Mark Camoletti

Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans

Directed by Ken Kelleher

April 6 - May 1, 2016

 

"The funniest play to hit Broadway in ages." - Wall Street Journal

 

"It's deliciously, deliriously innocent. Pure pleasure!" - NY Times

 

Winner of the 2008 Tony® Award for "Best Revival of a Play," this uproarious jet-propelled comedy is a high-flying fiancée fiasco in what the Wall Street Journal called, "the funniest play to hit Broadway in ages." Bernard, an American architect, attempts to juggle multiple relationships, but it isn't long before his cunning deception is hurtled toward disaster as schedules change, flights are delayed, and chaos ensues - providing lift-off for non-stop laughter.

Show time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

Show content is approximately a PG-13 rating.


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THE WILD PARTY

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Book by Andrew Lippa

From June 1, 2016

 

Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY roars its way across the stage as a steamy prohibition tale of the reckless '20s on the brink of collapse. This Off-Broadway smash-hit garnered an array of industry accolades including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards with one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written.

Hot-blooded lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the arrival of colorful guests, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the seduction and unbridled passion reaches a climax, so does Burrs' jealousy. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who's been shot?

Decadence and excess are the life of the party in this jazzy, 1920's whodunit.

This show contains drug and alcohol references, violence, sexuality, and some nudity. Rated R.


(all titles and dates subject to change)


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