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City Lights Theater
529 South Second Street San Jose, CA 95112
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The show is 2.5 hours long, so try one of the many restaurants in downtown SJ ahead of time
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Make sure you print out your ticket confirmation, so you will be waved through. Otherwise , you will need to stop and have your purchase confirmed. Although I understand the need to "reserve" seats for the lobby volunteers in this general seating theatre, choosing less conspicuous seats would be a better option.
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attended Mar 16 2012

Having not read or seen the play before was a distinct disadvantage. One really needs to know the story beforehand, as following the archaic dialogue was difficult. Nevertheless, we did enjoy the production. And I think we did get the gist of...continued

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attended Mar 16 2012

The actor who played Hamlet was the best in the cast. It was pretty good, but I think he made the play. When the other actors were on stage, I was sleepy, but when the main character got on stage, he brought out Hamlet and gave the stage life,...continued

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By William Shakespeare

Directed by* *Kit Wilder

One of the greatest plays by the world’s greatest playwright, Hamlet pits the white-hot rebellion of youth against the stale propriety of expectation and tradition. With his father the King of Denmark newly dead, and his mother the Queen newly married to his father’s usurping brother, young prince Hamlet is hurtled down a course of murder, discovery, and vengeance that strips him of love, of family, and of his own fragile identity. City Lights’ modern-day Hamlet is a contemporary psychological thriller – a hot-blooded look at how one young man battles a world of falsehood and condemnation.

About the Ticket Supplier: City Lights Theater Company

The City Lights Theater Company (CLTC) is San Jose’s Off-Broadway theatre company and presents adventurous live stage productions in an intimate flexible environment. CLTC is committed to the community by providing their audiences with affordable, quality theatre and opportunities for local artists.