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City Lights Theater
529 South Second Street San Jose, CA 95112
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from Irv Duchowny

New, different, unusual, and very well written, acted and directed - a truely enjoyable evening, which made me think. Well done!

reviewed Oct 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Herb Meltzer

Some skits great, some not so great; but lots of good trivia. Overall, well worth an evening.

reviewed Oct 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mia

Fast paced, mostly very amusing, and excellently played.
I learned a few things about some obscure presidents, and am prompted to go and check out some facts about other ones. This show is well worth the time and cost.

reviewed Oct 14 2012 report as inappropriate
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44 Plays for 44 Presidents is written by members of Chicago’s Neo-Futurists, and in their signature style, is made up of 44 separate plays told in rapid succession. It’s an evening of tragedy and comedy unlike anything we’ve done before!


Director **Kit Wilder is currently in his eighth season as Associate Artistic Director of City Lights Theater Company. Kit is a graduate of Santa Clara University and has received training in London from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Directing credits range from Shakespeare and the classics to Musical Theatre and contemporary drama, and he has appeared with countless Bay Area companies in such roles as Hamlet, Richard III, Mercutio, Petruchio, Athos, Jesus, Judas, Bill Sykes, Henry Higgins, Jerry Lukowski, Dr. Frank’n’furter, and many others.  For City Lights, Kit has directed String of Pearls, Wise Women, both parts of  Angels in America,  A Few Good Men,  The Who’s Tommy,  The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Frank Langella’s Cyrano, and Equus, and his own adaptation of Hamlet.  A member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA, Kit is also an acclaimed fight director, and has penned adaptations of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After, and several original short plays.


Cast – **Ken Boswell __(August: Osage County) William Davidovich (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Equus)__ Karen DeHart (Dead Man Walking, Distracted), RuthE Stein __(Nine)


Designers – **Ron Gasparnetti (Scenic), Kimberly Johnson (Props), Nick Kumamoto (Lighting) George Psarras (Sound and Original Music) Hector Zavala (Costumes) City Lights and the Plays for Presidents festival is working with Rock the Vote to encourage voter registration – voter registration forms are available at every performance! City Lights recognizes its donors, without whom this production would not be possible. 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is supported as a part of City Lights 2012-2013 Season by Arts Council Silicon Valley, the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and by the contributions of many generous individuals. 

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