We are Proud to Present
September 28 - October 23, 2016
An emotionally charged journey into the past by Jackie Sibblies Drury. Presented in association with the African-American Shakespeare Company
In the rehearsal room, a performance piece on a little-known episode of early 20th century genocide in Namibia, Africa takes a jolting turn when the actors — three black and three white — tap into personal resentments and ingrained prejudices. Tensions mount as they expose more of themselves than they ever imagined, unleashing a spiral of conflict as actors unravel strands of history and realize the past is ever-present.
The Night Alive
November 16 - December 11, 2016
Regional premiere of an extraordinary tale of hope and redemption by Conor McPherson
Tommy's not a bad man. He's getting by renting a run-down room in his Uncle Maurice's ramshackle Dublin house and doing his best to avoid his wife and kids rolling from one get-rich- quick scheme to the other with his friend Doc. But when he rescues Aimee, a mysterious woman, escape from squalor seems possible. Together there's a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary, perhaps. With inimitable warmth, humor and heart, Conor McPherson's award-winning play deftly mines humanity found in the most unlikely of situations. Note: there will be no performance on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 24.
December 17 - 18, 2016
An intimate cabaret starring Allison F. Rich & Friends
Val Kilmer's Cinema Twain
December 29 - 30, 2016
Val Kilmer appears at The Stage to introduce two special film screenings of Cinema Twain, the film of his one-man play about Mark Twain. The one-man show, Citizen Twain, has played to sold-out houses at performing arts venues nationwide.
February 1 - 26, 2017
Explosive examination of cultural identity by Ayad Akhtar
Can anyone ever truly escape their past? Amir Kapoor is living the American Dream and quickly climbing the corporate ladder at his powerful Manhattan law firm. But when Amir and his wife Emily, an artist inspired by Islamic painting, host a dinner party for friends and colleagues, the pleasant evening quickly erupts into a volatile cultural debate over race, religion, and class in the modern world. This combustible drama is the "emotionally shattering" (Newsday) tale of the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves to find our place in the American Dream.
The Memory Stick
April 5 - 30, 2017
WORLD PREMIERE, international co-sponsored co-production by San Jose Stage Company and Dublin City Arts Office. Written by Donal O'Kelly
Cultures collide when Bridget, a young Chicagoan, meets a Lakota Sioux and a fellow American from Jersey on an army base in Kandahar, Afghanistan. But it isn't long before they discover they have more in common than expected as secrets are revealed that ultimately turns one of them into a whistleblower suspect. Mystical Native American and Irish history blends magic, politics and realism in this suspenseful examination of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Summer Musical (to be announced)
From June 7, 2017
All titles and dates are subject to change.