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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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4.3 average rating
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26 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

I didn't know the story and expected something more interesting. The story itself is pretty boring. The actors were great, except the ending (he shouldn't wipe his hands on the stage it brokel know what I'm taling about if you will see the play).

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 07 2013

It's a good story. The acting left something to be desired. Hedda's husband, George, was poorly played. Perhaps it was just poor direction.

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7 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 04 2013

Wonderfully engaging and intimate interpretation of Ibsen's masterpiece. Thanks City Lights!

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By Henrik Ibsen

Adapted by Brian Friel

Hedda returns from her honeymoon dissatisfied, anticipating a life of tedious convention. Aided and abetted by her predatory confidante, Judge Brack, she begins to manipulate the fates of those around her to devastating effect. Brian Friel’s new version – taking liberties that only a master playwright might – invests Ibsen’s social realist original with psychological truth, presenting Hedda’s gradual mental breakdown as the inevitable consequence of an entirely inflexible social structure.

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.