Announcing our 2012 – 2013 30th Anniversary Season!

Theater for a Brave Audience

Subscribe today!

44 Plays For 44 Presidents
California Premiere
By Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston & Karen Weinberg
September 20, 2012 – October 21, 2012

Just in time for the election, City Lights is kicking off its season with a fun, fast-paced look at the forty-four men who have led our country through our greatest successes and our most humiliating defeats, through our proudest moments and our toughest times. We’ll cover the complete history of the Oval Office, from Washington to Obama – and still get you home in time for The Daily Show!

Christmas Shorts
South Bay Premiere
By Matt Hoverman
November 21, 2012 – December 23, 2012

Tired of seeing the same holiday show every December? In the spirit of last year’s The Santaland Diaries, we’re putting together five fun, dirty little comedies in one hilarious evening! Exposing both the glorious and the gratuitous of the holiday season, from the family dinner to the sperm bank, these are five holiday plays you won’t soon forget!

Ching Chong Chinaman
South Bay Premiere
By Lauren Yee
January 24, 2013 – February 24, 2013

The Wongs are as American as apple pie. Desdemona wants to go to Princeton, but could use a little help with her calculus. Her brother Upton wants to be a World of Warcraft champion, but needs more free time to train. Upton solves both their problems by bringing in an indentured servant, but they soon discover that “Ching Chong” has an American dream of his own!

Hedda Gabler
Bay Area Premiere
By Henrik Ibsen (Adapted by Brian Friel)
March 21, 2013 – April 21, 2013

Hedda returns from her honeymoon dissatisfied, anticipating a life of tedious convention. Aided and abetted by her predatory confidante, Judge Brack, she begins to manipulate the fates of those around her to devastating effect. Brian Friel’s new version – taking liberties that only a master playwright might – invests Ibsen’s social realist original with psychological truth, presenting Hedda’s gradual mental breakdown as the inevitable consequence of an entirely inflexible social structure.

Spacebar (A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman)
World Premiere
By Michael Mitnick
May 23, 2013 – June 23, 2013

Kyle Sugarman is 16 years old. And he’s angry. Spacebar is a play it took Kyle a really long time to write. He’s really proud of it. It’s NOT about the space key on the computer keyboard. It IS about a bar in outer space. Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman is the incredible true comedy of how an obscure kid from Fort Collins, Colorado attempts to stick it to Broadway with his unproducable play of jetpacks, anti-gravity, and old-fashioned boy-meets-robot romance.

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show
Book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien
July 18, 2013 – August 25, 2013

It’s back, and better than ever! Come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab! One of your favorites? You won’t want to miss it. Haven’t seen it? There’s no show like it! We’ve been waiting ten years to bring this one back and we’re shivering with antici…….pation! Let’s do the Time Warp again!

Join or Renew Now!