San Jose Repertory Theatre

San Jose Repertory Theatre

101 Paseo de San Antonio

408.367.7255


2009-2010 Season

As You Like It
As You Like It
August 29 - September 27, 2009
written by William Shakespeare
directed by Rick Lombardo

One of Shakespeare’s most sophisticated and bewitching comedies is full of many of his most memorable characters including the sardonic and lustful clown Touchstone, the melancholy philosopher Jacques, the love besotted Orlando and the Bard’s most brilliant and provocative heroine, Rosalind. To teach the man she desires how to love a woman, Rosalind must first disguise herself, and in the end changes the entire world around her. [More]

Groundswell
Groundswell
October 10 - November 8, 2009
written by Ian Bruce
directed by Kirsten Brandt

The hottest new play to come out of South Africa!

In a beachfront guest lodge on the jagged edge of the South African diamond coast, we find Thami and Johan gunning for one last chance at a better life. When Smith, a wealthy businessman, arrives at the lodge, the two desperate friends see Smith as the perfect investor for their “get-rich” scheme — to buy a government-run diamond concession. [More]

A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story
November 21 - December 20, 2009
written by Philip Grecian
based on the movie by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown & Bob Clark
directed by Chris Smith

Based on the touching film that has become a modern day holiday tradition, A Christmas Story returns to delight the whole family and fill you with the spirit of the season. Christmas is a time of great expectations and for nine-year-old Ralphie Parker that great expectation is a genuine Red Ryder 200 Shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. Unfortunately, his mother, teacher and even the Goldblatt's Department Store Santa Claus have the same reaction to his Christmas wish, "You'll shoot your eye out!" [More]

The Weir
The Weir
January 23 - February 21, 2010
written by Conor McPherson
directed by Artistic Director Rick Lombardo

Valerie has moved from the city of Dublin to rural Ireland. Her real estate agent Finbar brings her into a gathering place for lonely souls, a pub where locals seek refuge from the bluster of the outside world by telling stories to break the silence of their isolation. When they discover Valerie has moved into a house considered “haunted,” the tales of the supernatural begin. [More]

Ain't Misbehavin
Ain't Misbehavin'
March 13 - April 18, 2010
music by Thomas “Fats” Waller
based on an idea by Murray Horwitz & Richard Maltby, Jr.
directed by Kent Gash

Life and love are song and dance in this sexy, funny, jazzy musical featuring the seminal Fats Waller tunes: “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Black & Blue,” “The Joint is Jumpin’” and “I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling.” Five phenomenal artists and a jumpin’ jazz band take you through the pain and triumphs of the African-American experience during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s. [More]

Sonia Flew
Sonia Flew
May 8 - June 6, 2010
written by Melinda Lopez
directed by Richard Seer

To protect their daughter from the Communist regime, Sonia’s parents sent her to the United States during the Cuban revolution and she never saw them again. Thirty years later and living in the Midwest, Sonia, a fiercely devoted mother of two, has created a home that embraces her own cultural traditions along with her husband’s Jewish religion. Three months after 9/11, their son announces he is quitting college to join the army. [More]