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The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
408-283-7142
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23 events
13 reviews
10 stars
No late seating, so beware! And be patient when being directed to your seats/ getting your program. FYI, the even numbered seats are near the theatre door with odds opposite; all two-digit seat numbers (i.e., 29, 31, etc.) are on the "sides" with the three-digit ones (i.e., 102, 104, etc.) facing centre stage.
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145 reviews
119 stars
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Reviews & Ratings

"On the Waterfront"
9 ratings
4.8 average rating
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9 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 17 2011

Throughly enjoyed the play. It was well cast and the acting was excellent, one got completely caught up in the story.

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Joyce L. Red Velvet
93 events
30 reviews
28 stars
attended Mar 04 2011

When I attend a small theater group performance, my expectations are usually consistent with the group's payroll- small. Thus, when a small group produces a great show my enjoyment is enhanced by the surprise of the experience. On The Waterfront...continued

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61 events
35 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 23 2011

Very enjoyable night out. Acting was good, the staging was interesting, and the subject was relevant.

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Quotes & Highlights

“It is a dazzling performance in a group show that offers not a carbon copy, but an imaginative re-invention of what is an iconic movie. It makes for a gripping piece of theatre.”   —_The Guardian _
“An extraordinary piece of expressionistic theatre and stylized ritual that ranks as a thrilling work of art…I was enthralled.”  —London Evening Standard

Description

By Budd Schulberg with Stan Silverman

Directed by Kenneth Kelleher

While the iconic film was sold to audiences as “warm and moving…but with brass knuckles,” reviewers have called this reworking, which debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008, “mythic” and “surreal,” with all the power and pathos that first packed a punch more than 50 years ago.

The 1954 film received eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. It is Leonard Bernstein’s only original film score not adapted from a stage production with songs.