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City Lights Theater
529 South Second Street San Jose, CA 95112
408-295-4200
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86 events
70 reviews
44 stars
$5 theater parking across the street from theater. Pay at theater.
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1 review
9 stars
I wore pants and a dressy top but because it's a smaller local theater people there was a variety some were dressed up some were dressed down..
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54 events
28 reviews
9 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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15 reviews
7 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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Ron
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10 reviews
12 stars
attended Apr 04 2013

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

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Description

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.