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City Lights Theater
529 South Second Street San Jose, CA 95112
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10 reviews
7 stars
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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"Hedda Gabler"
16 ratings
4.3 average rating
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Anna Anna
64 events
30 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

I didn't know the story and expected something more interesting. The story itself is pretty boring. The actors were great, except the ending (he shouldn't wipe his hands on the stage it brokel know what I'm taling about if you will see the play).

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17 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 07 2013

It's a good story. The acting left something to be desired. Hedda's husband, George, was poorly played. Perhaps it was just poor direction.

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24 events
13 reviews
15 stars
attended Apr 04 2013

Wonderfully engaging and intimate interpretation of Ibsen's masterpiece. Thanks City Lights!

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By Henrik Ibsen

Adapted by Brian Friel

Hedda returns from her honeymoon dissatisfied, anticipating a life of tedious convention. Aided and abetted by her predatory confidante, Judge Brack, she begins to manipulate the fates of those around her to devastating effect. Brian Friel’s new version – taking liberties that only a master playwright might – invests Ibsen’s social realist original with psychological truth, presenting Hedda’s gradual mental breakdown as the inevitable consequence of an entirely inflexible social structure.