Venue Details

74 Star Starred
City Lights Theater
529 South Second Street San Jose, CA 95112
Venue website Get directions
14 events
10 reviews
7 stars
Parking is across the street so get there ahead of time. At least 15 minutes.
star this tip starred
14 events
10 reviews
7 stars
The weather was brisk.. I wore jeans and dressy blouse and heels..
star this tip starred
View all 154 tips

Reviews & Ratings

8 ratings
4.8 average rating
  • 6
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
267 events
193 reviews
45 stars
34 events
20 reviews
31 stars
attended Mar 16 2012

Having not read or seen the play before was a distinct disadvantage. One really needs to know the story beforehand, as following the archaic dialogue was difficult. Nevertheless, we did enjoy the production. And I think we did get the gist of...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
25 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 16 2012

The actor who played Hamlet was the best in the cast. It was pretty good, but I think he made the play. When the other actors were on stage, I was sleepy, but when the main character got on stage, he brought out Hamlet and gave the stage life,...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 6 Reviews
More Information


By William Shakespeare

Directed by* *Kit Wilder

One of the greatest plays by the world’s greatest playwright, Hamlet pits the white-hot rebellion of youth against the stale propriety of expectation and tradition. With his father the King of Denmark newly dead, and his mother the Queen newly married to his father’s usurping brother, young prince Hamlet is hurtled down a course of murder, discovery, and vengeance that strips him of love, of family, and of his own fragile identity. City Lights’ modern-day Hamlet is a contemporary psychological thriller – a hot-blooded look at how one young man battles a world of falsehood and condemnation.