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City Lights Theater
529 South Second Street San Jose, CA 95112
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Parking is across the street so get there ahead of time. At least 15 minutes.
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The weather was brisk.. I wore jeans and dressy blouse and heels..
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"Compleat Female Stage Beauty"
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26 reviews
82 stars
attended Jan 27 2011

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances. And one man in his time plays many parts. The world is a stage, and we are all its players.”— William Shakespeare.

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attended Jan 27 2011

I'm new to City Lights this year and have attended two shows. I enjoyed the first immensely and Compleat Female Stage Beauty sealed the deal. I'm a fan. The price:enjoyment ratio of this venue is hard to beat.

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Compleat Female Stage Beauty

by Jeffrey Hatcher

Directed by Amanda Folena

Embracing a period of British history that’s ripe with gender and social intrigue, Edward Kynaston, the most famous portrayer of female roles in seventeenth-century London, is brought to ruin when King Charles II changes the law to allow women to act. His journey embarks down a road of revenge and self-awareness as Kynaston strives to take his place on the stage once again.


*Featuring: Thomas Gorrebeeck as Ned Kynaston, Robyn Winslow as Margaret Hughes, George Psarras as King Charles II, Kate McGrath as Maria, Therese Schneck as Nell Gwynn, Robert Campbell as Duke of Buckingham, Beth Boulay as Mistress Revels/Lady Meresvale, Dale Albright as Sir Charles Sedley, Jenine Giusto as Miss Frayne/Mrs. Elizabeth Barry, Tom Gough as Thomas Betterton/Thomas Killigrew, Jonanthan Shue as Samuel Pepys/Hyde, Martin Gutfeldt as Male Emilia/Sir Peter Lelly/Ruffian/Courtier, Adam MacGill as Thug/Ruffian/Courtier, and Anthony Aranda as Bouncer/Ruffian/Courtier