James Monroe Iglehart is one of everyone’s favorite Bay Area-to-Broadway stories. We’ve cheered him on for years at TheatreWorks, Foothill Music Theatre and other local stages. Today, this musical-theater powerhouse has fans all over the world.
Theater for your ears lets you focus on the words…and the magic of audible emotion. On our podcast channel Filament, you’ll experience new plays, eerie tales, fascinating interviews and lots of insight about the arts. Filament is also the home of our annual Lights Up! festival of new plays. Scroll down to listen, or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Filament is sponsored in part by San Jose Water Company.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we released a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” adapted by Max Tachis and directed by Caitlin Papp. The cast includes City Lights favorites Melissa Mei Jones, Maria Giere Marquis and Jeffrey Bracco.
In 2014, City Lights hosted the world premiere of “Truce: A Christmas Wish from the Great War” by Kit Wilder and Jeffrey Bracco. This moving play based on the real-life story of the World War I Christmas truce was such a hit that we’ve brought it back as a new radio play to warm you during a difficult season.
In tonight’s episode of “Spooky Lights,” your creepy tales are “Nightfall” by Robert Martin Chase, “Holy Company / Santa Compaña” by Ivette Deltoro, and “Ghost” by Rosalie Price. Get ready to shiver.
Do the Monster Bash, spot the man in the road, or just shiver (and maybe snuggle up with a loved one) as you listen to the latest eerie tales in our annual Spooky Lights series.
This week’s episode features some special guests: writer Christopher DeWan, author of “Hoopty Time Machines: fairy tales for grown ups”; and performer James Ward Byrkit, director of the sci fi thriller “COHERENCE.”
Settle in for some seriously spooky stories, written and performed by artists in the City Lights community. If we can’t gather in person this year, at least we can shiver together remotely.
Enjoy three new short plays, directed by Melinda Marks and written by Cary Popper, E.H. Benedict and Rebecca Kurland. Listen hard and you’ll recognize some City Lights favorites doing the performing!
“Dog and Boy” by Shannon Murdoch is the featured play in this week’s episode of the 2020 Lights Up! festival of new plays. Juanita Harris and Damaris Divito lend their vocal talents.
Our audio version of the annual Lights Up! festival of new plays continues with “Script Doctor,” written by Arcadia Conrad and directed by Melinda Marks, with a large, all-star cast.