City Lights Premieres Hilarious, Heartbreaking Spacebar
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In the Bay Area premiere of this 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, an Iraq war veteran grapples with personal and family issues, while the motherly moderator of an online support group for recovering addicts and its members struggles to stay sober. Their worlds end up colliding in unexpected ways, as they seek redemption through connection and community. This moving collage of lives in crisis was written by Tony nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) and receives its much-anticipated regional debut from TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Learn More
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Featured review from Steve Leibson
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Red Two to Red Leader: This looks like it’s going to be a dumb play.
Red Leader: Stay on target.
Red Two to Red Leader: No I’m serious. The first act of this play seems like it was written by a 16-year old boy.
Red Leader: Stay on target.
Michael Milnik’s play, “Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman,” is deceptive. A seemingly simple space opera appears on the surface of Act I while an undercurrent bubbles and simmers beneath the juvenile dialog. It’s all a subterfuge by Milnik to bring some heavy topics to a slow boil: loss, anger, loneliness. It’s also an opportunity for Milnik to stick several large pins into the overinflated balloon that is Broadway’s self-delusion of glamor and grandeur.
The cast for this World Premiere production of “Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman” digs in with relish, channeling the best and the worst of television space opera from "Star Wars," "Star Trek," and "Firefly/Serenity" while delivering Milnik’s dramatic contemporary punch with ease.
Only one question remains at the end of the play. Fort Collins?
Go see this one. It’s not likely that something similar will come your way again.
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"SpaceBar" is a goofy, poignant piece about Kyle Sugarman - a 16 year old high school kid from a family hit by tragedy - who writes a play he is convinced will make Broadway salivate to produce and change the world - at least his world. What's it...continued
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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.