Reckless, a Comic Christmas Fable, From San Jose Stage Company
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The last date listed for Reckless was Sunday December 16, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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Long before it was a book, even before it was a poem, The Iliad was one heck of a story, a rollicking, raunchy and altogether enthralling tale that people couldn't get out of their heads. Now co-creators Lisa Peterson (Obie-winning director) and Denis O'Hare (Tony-winning actor) have recaptured the spirit of the early epic in An Iliad, a 90 minute one-man show. In this celebration of storytelling, Jackson Davis plays the Poet, who speaks directly to the audience, bringing to life the struggle between Achilles and Hector over the beautiful Helen, and the resulting battle and fall of Troy. Personal, funny, deeply relevant, this play has been dubbed a "masterpiece" by the Chicago Tribune. Learn More
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Mash up Alice in Wonderland (odd characters, none of whom who are what they seem) and Candide (this is the best of all possible worlds), set it during a succession of Christmases, and you'll get the modern absurdist play named "Reckless." The point: things do not happen for a reason; they just happen and it's up to us to deal with these events in the best way we can. The actors do yeoman work in dealing with this tough, dark material and draw out a lot of laughs. The scene-changing, ninja-suited stage hands rush in and out with set furniture, often loaded with actors either coming into or leaving the scene through four different doors of various sizes. It's a chaotic play on multiple levels. Certainly a different sort of entertainment for the holidays.
About the Ticket Supplier: San Jose Stage Company
Founded in 1983, San Jose Stage Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to producing the works of contemporary playwrights that speak to the conditions, hopes and fears of all mankind.
San Jose Stage operates in their own theatre facility in downtown San Jose. They produce five plays per season on an annual budget of approximately $850,000.00 and serve over 25,000 patrons each season.