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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Before Cabaret, before Urinetown, there was the first dark, adult masterpiece of musical theater: The Threepenny Opera. Written in 1928, Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's satire of "respectable" society has not loosened its powerful grip on the imagination. Incorporating a sharply political perspective and the jazzy sound of '20s Berlin cabaret, The Threepenny Opera turned an old-fashioned opera into a piece that remains absolutely relevant today. Following the trail of broken hearts and slashed throats left by the dashing and dastardly Macheath, the show incorporates immortal musical numbers like "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny." San Jose Stage Company, the Bay Area's premier off-Broadway theater, presents this theatrical milestone in a production that's just as fresh and as daring as the original. 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 CompanyFounded 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.