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Jennifer Bradford in “Eurydice” (2019). Photo by Taylor Sanders.

City Lights presents an exciting mix of plays and musicals on the mainstage, along with the Lights & Music Concert Series; the streaming & video series, The Next Stage; and the podcast Filament. Scroll down for photos and video from shows and events. For more information, contact marketing director Rebecca Wallace.

On our mainstage through June 11, 2023: Marisela Treviño Orta’s dreamy, alluring play The River Bride. John R. Lewis directs.

Synopsis: Once upon a time, in a fishing village along the Amazon, there lived two sisters struggling to find their “happily ever after.” Helena is dreading her sister Belmira’s wedding. The groom should have been hers, and she knows her sister wants only to escape to an exciting new life in the city. But three days before the wedding, fishermen pull a mysterious stranger out of the river – a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future. Brazilian folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heartrending tale of true love, regret and transformation.

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Our 2023-24 season: We start this fall with the world premiere of Toxic, a powerful play about gun violence in schools, then pivot to the cheeky seasonal farce Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot; Or Holmes for the Holidays.

January 2024 brings Nora: A Doll’s House, a bold retelling of the classic; followed by King Liz, about a fearless female sports agent in a man’s industry. Next, we open Clyde’s, a spicy comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. And in summer 2024, it’s time to do the Time Warp again with Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show! Season passes are on sale now, and single tickets go on sale Aug. 15.

City Lights is a fully vaccinated company. Masks are recommended in the building, and required at the River Bride performances on May 18, June 3 and June 8. City Lights recommends but does not require the Covid vaccine and booster.

We ask that if any patron is feeling unwell or has any concerning symptoms to please stay home. We’ll be happy to exchange tickets for another performance, free of charge. For more about City Lights’ Covid protocols, which may change at any time as the pandemic evolves, go to cltc.org/covid-protocols.