“Bar Belle” by Janis Holm and “Take This Job and Shove It” by Ron Rosenfeld, performed by our artists, are the new plays featured in this week’s episode of the 2021 Lights Up! festival.
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.
When the pandemic shutdown happened, we converted City Lights’ annual new-play festival Lights Up! into a podcast — and we enjoyed it so much that Lights Up! is now a podcast tradition. Radio plays allow you to focus on the playwrights’ words and get caught up in the story.
What do Michael Mitnick and Houdini’s bathtub have to do with each other? Find out in this hilarious bonus story that came up while taping our previous episode.
We were thrilled to share a special evening with stellar writer Michael Mitnick on City Lights’ streaming series The Next Stage in March 2021, in conversation with City Lights actor and sound designer George Psarras. Now enjoy the program in audio form.
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.
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.”