Aurora Theatre Company
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Aurora Theatre Company's 23rd season: Pulitzer-nominated 'Rapture, Blister, Burn'; recent off Broadway hit 'Breakfast with Mugabe'; Nicky Silver's 'The Lyons'; Classic American trilogy from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson; Lisa D’Amour Obie-winning hit 'Detroit'.
Those who invest the time and emotion in this play will be richly rewarded.
San Jose Stage (the company that never says never) brings the iconic musical 'The Threepenny Opera' to life as part of its 31st season.
A natural showman, Jessup doesn’t err on the side of excessive theatricality. He does more by changing his jacket or putting on a tie than many performers do with a whole costume room.