San Jose Stage Company turns the corner on four powerful and provocative decades of entertaining and illuminating Bay Area audiences with MILESTONE: The 40th Anniversary Season. An award-winning, impactful theater company led by Founding Artistic Director Randall King and Executive Director Cathleen King, The Stage has curated a wide range of acclaimed hits, custom adaptations and exciting new work for its 2022-2023 season, including two world premieres, a regional premiere, Tony Honored Plays and a gripping musical to cap off the season:
THE GAME THAT GETS WRONG
Tony’s Winning Insane Prank by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
MEET JOHN DOE
A world premiere stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s Oscar-nominated film classic
A gripping world premiere drama from acclaimed actor-director-playwright L. Peter Callender
The regional premiere of Bess Wohl’s Tony-nominated family comedy
An upcoming title in the line of successful summer musicals from The Stage
“We are beyond exuberant and honored to present an anniversary season at The Stage that reflects the culmination of forty years of bringing powerful, provocative and profound theater to our community,” said Randall King, Founding Artistic Director. “All titles this season echo our core mission: to expand community, forge creative partnerships, and challenge individuals to illuminate the human condition. When we began forty years ago, our collective vision was to provide a home for outstanding artists in our region and give voice to new American theater. We wanted to deliver meaningful and relevant stories to our community to stimulate dialogue and spark change. During this time, we have produced more than two hundred plays, including twenty world premieres and more than fifty new works, as well as revisited classics and cutting-edge musicals. Each production has provided a springboard for the legacy and progression of the San Jose Stage Company. We are excited to continue the mission and the dream.
Through powerful, provocative, and profound theater, San Jose Stage Company (The Stage) seeks to expand community, forge creative partnerships, and challenge individuals in order to illuminate the human condition.
The San Jose Stage Company is recognized as South Bay’s leading professional theater company, having earned a reputation for artistic excellence through imaginative, forward-thinking theatrical experiences that spark ideas and dialogue with audiences. The stage is dedicated to the presentation and development of new works, with a focus on American literature scripted by modern playwrights who speak to the conditions, hopes and fears of humanity. With the furthest seat from home less than fifteen feet from the push stage at three quarters, the connection between actor and audience is deeply visceral.
The Stage is a multi-award winning theater company, including the 2018 Paine Knickerbocker Award for Continuing Contributions to Bay Area Theater Bay Area Theater Critics Circle. The Stage has produced over 200 productions, including 20 world premieres and 20 new works and is ranked the 2nd largest professional theater and 8th largest performing arts organization in Silicon Valley (Silicon Valley Business Journal).
Attracting over 30,000 patrons to downtown and employing over 150 local artists each year, the San Jose Stage Company continues to be a vital force in the area’s economic and creative landscape.
Memberships and single tickets for the 2022-23 season can be purchased online at www.thestage.org with membership packages ranging from $135 to $270 with savings of up to 30%.