44 Plays for 44 Presidents: Fast-Paced Historical Play, Just in Time for Election Season
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Joy, sorrow, elation -- from the moment it was written, Mozart's music has inspired a host of emotions. Amadeus, the brilliant stage play by Sir Peter Shaffer, focuses on one response: jealousy. Travel back to the Austrian imperial court where the emperor's chosen composer, Antonio Salieri, reigns supreme until the arrival of a daring young talent, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Coarse, foul-mouthed and graceless, Mozart is everything that Salieri is not, including (of course) a genius. Awarded the Best Play Tony in 1981, Amadeus returns to the stage on the 30th anniversary of its Academy-Award-winning film adaption by Milos Forman. City Lights Theater Company presents this provocative and thrilling tale from the celebrated writer of Equus and Black Comedy. Learn More
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44 Plays for 44 Presidents is written by members of Chicago’s Neo-Futurists, and in their signature style, is made up of 44 separate plays told in rapid succession. It’s an evening of tragedy and comedy unlike anything we’ve done before!
Director **Kit Wilder is currently in his eighth season as Associate Artistic Director of City Lights Theater Company. Kit is a graduate of Santa Clara University and has received training in London from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Directing credits range from Shakespeare and the classics to Musical Theatre and contemporary drama, and he has appeared with countless Bay Area companies in such roles as Hamlet, Richard III, Mercutio, Petruchio, Athos, Jesus, Judas, Bill Sykes, Henry Higgins, Jerry Lukowski, Dr. Frank’n’furter, and many others. For City Lights, Kit has directed String of Pearls, Wise Women, both parts of Angels in America, A Few Good Men, The Who’s Tommy, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Frank Langella’s Cyrano, and Equus, and his own adaptation of Hamlet. A member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA, Kit is also an acclaimed fight director, and has penned adaptations of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After, and several original short plays.
Cast – **Ken Boswell __(August: Osage County) William Davidovich (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Equus)__ Karen DeHart (Dead Man Walking, Distracted), RuthE Stein __(Nine)
Designers – **Ron Gasparnetti (Scenic), Kimberly Johnson (Props), Nick Kumamoto (Lighting) George Psarras (Sound and Original Music) Hector Zavala (Costumes) City Lights and the Plays for Presidents festival is working with Rock the Vote to encourage voter registration – voter registration forms are available at every performance! City Lights recognizes its donors, without whom this production would not be possible. 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is supported as a part of City Lights 2012-2013 Season by Arts Council Silicon Valley, the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and by the contributions of many generous individuals.
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