City Lights Theater Company

Theater review: ‘Dead Man Walking’ premieres at City Lights Theater in San Jose

Last night, the eagerly awaited stage production of Dead Man Walking premiered at City Lights Theater in downtown San Jose. It was an evening of compelling drama, pulling at our heart strings as we contemplated capital punishment, forgiveness and atonement. Tim Robbin's script is, of course, a classic, turned...

‘Dead Man Walking’ comes to San Jose

The film is famous. It scored Susan Sarandon a best actress Oscar. And Sean Penn cemented his legend. Now Dead Man Walking, the landmark film that made a real-life nun an international role model for forgiveness and atonement, is coming to San Jose. This weekend will mark the first...

‘Dead Man Walking’ at CLTC: To be performed for first time at a theater company in 2010

City Lights Theater Company of San Jose proudly presents in partnership with Notre Dame High School and courtesy of the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project, DEAD MAN WALKING – by Tim Robbins (Based on the book Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean). The production previews on Thursday,...

Theater review: ‘Another Night Before Christmas’ at City Lights Theatre, San Jose

Is Santa Claus real or is he just a homeless man with a jolly attitude, bursting belly and good sense of humor?Grumpy, burnt-out Karol (Lisa-Marie Newton) must search for the answer when The Man (Michael Johnson) breaks into her home on Christmas eve.His motives are unclear; instead of stealing...

Christmas theater season is here: ‘Another Night Before Christmas’ at City Lights

City Lights' Another Night Before Christmas opens tonight with a gala at the downtown San Jose theater. Thankfully this doesn't appear to be a straight ahead, red cheeks, ho-ho-ho take on holiday theater (bah humbug).Despite their small size and budget, City Lights takes risks and often chooses interesting, non-conventional...