City Lights Theater Company

‘In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)’ – More than one climax to this story

The playwright’s awkward tone is deliberate and may at times shock you, but this production manages to infuse it all with a rare energy and comic aplomb.

Social Media Use Continues to Rise Across San Francisco Venues

Why are sports writers and political pundits able to stir up active online debate whereas their counterparts in theater cannot?

SF Bay Area theaters see 12.5% monthly increase in Twitter followers

Theaters with the largest growth in followers include SF Playhouse (23%) and Marin Theatre Company (53%).
City Lights Theater Company

City Lights takes on seductive power of political life

Aphrodisiac is competently acted, with an outstanding performance by Amanda Folena as a sympathetic Monica Lewinsky.
Lillian Bogovich as Violet Weston, Michael J. West as Beverly Weston, Alika Ululani Spencer as Johnna Moneveta

Review: ‘August: Osage County’ a stunning debut in San Jose

It was clearly a special and memorable occasion for all concerned. This is the very definition of a must-see event and worth a trip to downtown San Jose.
What's happening across Bay Area stages

Bay Area Stage: Shrek the Musical, August: Osage County

On our radar: a large green, funny - and somewhat popular - Ogre, and a Pulitzer Prize winning comedy of a darker variety.
The cast of 'Nine' - City Lights Theater - San Jose

Theatre Review: ‘Nine’ – Happiness is being Italian!

At first blush Reynolds does not strike one as quite the lothario type, but he evinces enough of an artist’s ego, passion, and an insouciant, Latin charm to win one over.
Mama (Karen DeHart)

Theater Review: ‘Distracted’ explores over-medication of our children

"The problem is all the symptoms of A.D.D. are symptoms of childhood."

Theater Review: ‘Equus’ at City Lights, San Jose

This multi-layered tale of a young man’s mental instability is perfectly delivered by one of the most stellar casts that City Lights Theatre has put together this year.

Review: ‘Compleat Female Stage Beauty’ at City Lights Theater

"Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe to Heaven."