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City Lights Theater
529 South Second Street San Jose, CA 95112
408-295-4200
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 15 members
Review from Goldstar Member

The acting was amazing...so much so that I didn't want to go near the actor that played the 17 year old boy he was so creepy on stage! Which of course means he was a success! And the doctor, amazing also!

reviewed Mar 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from DBLUCLA

Great theater, great cast. Very small theater but extremely professional performance.
It's Equus, so leave the kids at home!

reviewed Mar 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from ellen

I have been a City Lights goer for years and this is one of the best productions I have seen thus far. The quality of the performances was on par with any other professional theatre I have seen.

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
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Directed by Kit Wilder

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“The extremity is the point."_

Peter Shaffer’s epic play, Equus, follows child psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart in his investigation of the curious case of a young boy who has violently blinded six horses. To Dysart, it is a psychological puzzle, one that brings to light his patient’s sexual/religious fascination with “Equus” and ultimately leads to a perplexing and dramatic confrontation.

Shaffer is an important modern playwright who was born in England in 1926. He has received numerous awards for his work. Some of his other prominent plays include Amadeus, and Five Finger Exercise. _Amadeus and Equus_ were adapted to screenplays in 1977 and 1984 respectively._ Amadeus won the 1984 Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the 1984 Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. Peter Shaffer was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001.

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Featuring: Sean Gilvary as Alan, Steve Lambert as Martin Dysart, Beverley Griffith as Dora Strang, Michael J. West as Frank Strang, Beth Boulay as Jill Mason, Bill Davidovich as Harry Dalton, Michael Bates as Horseman/Nugget, Monica Cappuccinias Hester Salomon, Danielle Perata as Nurse, Shane Rhoades as Horse, Claire Hein as Horse, Celestial Tranquility Te Stevensson-Zenith as Horse

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