Dec
5
to Dec 23

The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents:
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
Directed by Jeffrey Lo

When an unemployed slacker signs on as a Yuletide elf at Macy’s, a village of candy-caned kids and cynical Santas springs to hilarious, if humiliating, life. 
This rollicking one-man cure for an overdose of holiday hype will have you ho-ho-hoing till the red-nosed reindeer comes home!
For mature audiences

Subscriber add-on tickets: $39
Non-subscriber single tickets: $45
Student tickets: $2

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Jan
18
to Feb 4

Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice and music by Wayne Barker

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Hillbarn Theatre Presents:
Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice and music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Jeffrey Lo

Hillbarn Theatre kicks off 2018 with the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair…and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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Mar
15
to Apr 8

Cowboy vs Samurai by Michael Golamco

The Pear Theatre Presents:
Cowboy vs Samurai by Michael Golamco
Directed by Jeffrey Lo

This romantic comedy, directed by Jeffrey Lo, is based on the French classic, Cyrano de Bergerac. A high school English teacher--and the only Korean American man living in a dusty Wyoming town--falls for a new teacher, a bright, gorgeous Asian-American woman. But she is attracted only to white men — such as the handsome but fairly dim P.E. teacher. Savagely mirthful and often moving, this play was deemed "funny, sharply written, [tackling] the topic of race head-on, with both barrels blazing.”

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Sep
8
to Oct 1

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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Los Altos Stage Company Presents:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Directed by Jeffrey Lo

Los Altos Stage Company embraces its role as the quintessential American playhouse by bringing a central work of the American canon to life: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, Miller originally wrote The Crucible as an allegory for McCarthyism, cloaked in the story of four young girls who bring a 17th Century Massachusetts hamlet to its knees. Despite its classical setting, The Crucible has proved timeless, being adapted for film, television, and even opera. The play received its most recent Broadway revival in 2016, and now more than ever The Crucible reminds us that while the targets may change, hysteria, fear-mongering, and scare tactics will always pose a threat to American civility and liberty.

The Crucible features a talented cast of Bus Barn stage veterans, as well as several new faces, including Joe Antonicelli, Nicole Apostol Bruno, Michael Champlin, Jeff Clarke, Carolyn Compton, Mat Espinosa, Marjorie Hazeltine, Alexandra Ho, Leslie Ivy, Gary Landis, Maria G. Marquis, Shareen Merriam, Brittany Pisoni, Roneet Aliza Rahamim, Neiry Rojo, Ellie Schwartz, Max Tachis, Damian Vega, and Cameron Wells. 

The Crucible plays at the Bus Barn Theater September 7th through October 1st. Performances run Wednesday through Sunday. Wednesday-Saturday performances start at 8pm. Sunday performances start at 3pm.Ticket prices range from $18 (student) to $38, including gala opening night tickets with an artists’ reception following the performance. Tickets can be purchased online at www.losaltosstage.orgor by calling the Box Office at 650-941-0551.

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Beneath The Tall Tree by Adrienne Walters and Jeffrey Lo
Feb
27
to Mar 25

Beneath The Tall Tree by Adrienne Walters and Jeffrey Lo

TheatreFIRST :
Beneath the Tall Tree by Adrienne Walters and Jeffrey Lo
with dramaturge Oona Hatton
A world premiere T1 Commission directed by Joy Carlin

February 27, 2017 to March 25, 2017

Caught in the anti-Japanese prejudice of WWII and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order 9066, Frederick Tetsuo Fujikawa, a teenage Japanese American boy, was forced from his Palo Alto home to an internment camp away from the rest of the country. Before the government imposed relocation, Fred decided to bury the family samurai sword in the backyard. By the time the war was over, he would come back to find their home demolished and life changed forever. To this day the sword has not been found. The Palo Alto Samurai is the story of what happens when Fred’s archaeologist granddaughter decides to dig up her grandfather’s history and look for a connection to her culture that she fears she’s lost.

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Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang
Jan
26
to Feb 19

Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang

Los Altos Stage Company Presents:
Yellow face BY David Henry Hwang
Directed by Jeffrey Lo

A revealing backstage comedy from the Tony Award-winning author of M Butterfly, this ferociously funny, utterly unreliable memoir chronicles David Henry Hwang’s struggle to define racial identity in the mixed-up melting pot of contemporary America. Part fact, part fiction, provocative yet full of heart, this Obie Award winner is a tale of cultural politics, family fortunes, and artistic integrity, an insightful look at the pitfalls and promise of our “P.C.” world.

Starring: Weslei Gabrillo, Drew Reitz, Lawrence-Michael Arias, Judith Ann Miller, Phil Wong, Caitlin Evenson, Akemi Okamura, Todd Wright and Christine Jamlig

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Spending the End of the World on OkCupid by Jeffrey Lo
Nov
4
to Nov 19

Spending the End of the World on OkCupid by Jeffrey Lo

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Ohlone College Theatre and Dance Department:
Spending the End of the World on OkCupid
BY JEFFREY LO
A World Premiere Commission Directed By Michael Navarra

Runs November 4, 2016 to November 20, 2016

A modern day prophet predicts the disappearance of half the world’s population and warns those remaining that they are the next to go as soon as the clock strikes midnight. With twelve hours to live, some spend time with their friends, most spend time with their family, others spend the end of the world on OkCupid. A world premiere commission written for Ohlone College's award-winning Theatre and Dance Department. 

Performing Thursdays thru Saturdays
November 4 to November 19th at 8 PM

General Tickets: $12 / Student Tickets: $10
Purchase at: http://www.ohlone.edu/org/smithcenter/

Starring: Cast TBD

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Permanent Collection by Thomas Gibbons
Oct
13
to Oct 16

Permanent Collection by Thomas Gibbons

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THE PIEDMONT CENTER FOR THE ARTS THEATRE PRESENTS:
PERMANENT COLLECTION BY THOMAS GIBBONS
DIRECTED BY JEFFREY LO

Soon after African-American businessman Sterling North becomes the new director of the Morris Foundation, he discovers that this world-famous art collection includes several significant African sculptures tucked away in storage. His proposal to add them to the public galleries is opposed by the foundation's long-time education director, who is loyal to the idiosyncratic wishes of the late Dr. Morris. Spurred on by a zealous local journalist, this clash quickly escalates to public accusations of racism and a bitter struggle for control of the collection. Permanent Collection is a searing examination of racial politics that ultimately asks how much space -- literally and figuratively -- the white world gives to African-Americans. What is the cost of failing to view the world through another's eyes?

Starring: ShawnJ West, Paul Stout, Marlo Su, April Culver, James Gibney, and Gloria Anderson

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Two Miles East Summer Garden Series Presents: A KIND OF SAD LOVE STORY
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Two Miles East Summer Garden Series Presents: A KIND OF SAD LOVE STORY

An outdoor experience inside the School of Arts & Culture @MHP for the 2 Miles East Summer Garden Series. A special presentation of award winning playwright and San Jose native Jeffrey Lo's hit romantic comedy A KIND OF SAD LOVE STORY. Join us for a beautiful outdoor dinner while enjoying a night of theatre performed by some of the Bay Area's top local actors: Max Tachis, Roneet Aliza Rahamim, Marjorie Hazeltine, Tasi Alabastro, Lawrence-Michael C. Arias and Akemi Okamura.

Dinner service starts at 7:00 PM
Show starts at 8:00 PM

$25 Dinner and Show
$10 Show Only
Purchase Tickets At: 

About the Play:
After 7 years of having what seemed to be the perfect relationship Emily left Andrew. Andrew wasn’t sure why Emily did it. Emily wasn’t quite sure either. All she knew was that it needed to happen. As Andrew frantically works to find a way to fix his relationship, Emily tries to figure out why it was that she left him in the first place. A Kind of a Sad Love Story is the bittersweet story of a stagnant relationship between two twenty somethings who, in order to move on with their lives, must first break each other's heart.

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EXPO PRESENTS: Waiting For Next - A Staged Reading
Aug
27
7:30 PM19:30

EXPO PRESENTS: Waiting For Next - A Staged Reading

Exposition Review presents Waiting for Next, a compelling new play by award-winning playwright Jeffrey Lo. Frank is in a middle school parking lot waiting for his parents (like he always is) when he meets Marcus, who is also waiting (like he always is). What comes next is a friendship that defines both their lives, as they grow up and apart and together again, supporting each other through school, relationships, careers, and so much more.

Based on a short play which appeared in Exposition Review, Vol. I, Waiting for Next is a powerful look at friendship, redemption and the wait for your life to become what you may not have expected.

Doors open at 6:45pm. Show begins at 7:30pm. Refreshments served before and after in the lobby. Join us for an after-show reception with the artists.

Purchase a presale ticket to reserve a seat. With a small donation, we'll include a signed program + an issue of USC MPW's Southern California Review.

$10 PRESALE - https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9675
$15 PRESALE + Signed Program + Southern California Review back issue
$20 DOOR

Check out "Where You're From" by Jeffrey Lo in the latest issue of Exposition Review: http://expositionreview.com/issues/vol-i-ix-lives/

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Waiting for Next
Aug
15
7:30 PM19:30

Waiting for Next

Frank sits in the parking lot in front of his middle school waiting for his parents - like he always does. After a moment Marcus sits next to him, also waiting — like he always does. The two boys strike up a conversation that becomes a friendship then becomes so much more. A play about friendship, redemption and the wait for your life to become what you expected.
 


Starring Weslei Gabrillo and Max Tachis. 

This event is part of the Monday Night Play Space Series and is pay what you will in cash at the door. Doors open at 7p; show starts at 7:30p. Concessions available for purchase to enjoy during the show. 

Sponsored in part by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

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BEST OF PLAYGROUND 20
Jun
2
to Jun 19

BEST OF PLAYGROUND 20

Join us for our 20th annual showcase of the best short plays by the Bay Area's best new writers. 

The River God by Madeleine Butler, directed by Jeffrey Lo
I'm Really Sorry About This by Patricia Cotter, directed by Tracy Ward
Ophy's Apothecary by Karen Macklin, directed by Reena Dutt
Digging Ditches in Fresno by Isaac Ontiveros, directed by Steven Anthony Jones
Boys Beware by Kirk Shimano, directed by Katja Rivera
The Lunatics by Josh Williams, directed by Jim Kleinmann

June 2-19, 2016
Thu-Sat at 8pm / Sun at 7pm
Thick House, 1695 18th Street (off Arkansas Street), San Francisco
Tickets: $25-$45
All-Festival Passes start at just $80!

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Dealing Dreams by Jeffrey Lo
Apr
23
to Apr 24

Dealing Dreams by Jeffrey Lo

CITY LIGHTS THEATRE COMPANY:
DEALING DREAMS BY JEFFREY LO
A DEVELOPMENTAL WORKSHOP DIRECTED BY LEE ANN PAYNE

Sat., April 23, at 8 p.m.
Sun., April 24, at 2 p.m.
$15 general, $12 for City Lights season-pass holders, $10 for students

Intelligent go-getters Zoe and Trey are striving to keep their heads afloat in today’s economy. They’ve graduated from elite schools only to face unemployment and chances at low-paying “McJobs.” They’re underqualified for jobs they want, overqualified for jobs they don’t want. Then Trey comes up with a striking new concept for a social networking website … an idea that if developed right, might make them rich and change their lives forever. As they pursue their Silicon Valley dream, Zoe and Trey’s lives do change profoundly … but not in the ways that they imagined.

This funny and poignant play has had a staged reading at City Lights, and now is back as a more formal developmental workshop.

Starring: Sara Luna, Max Tachis, David Scott and Ivette Del Toro

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Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
Feb
25
to Mar 13

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

THE PEAR THEATRE PRESENTS:
UNCLE VANYA by ANTON CHEKHOV
DIRECTED BY JEFFREY LO

Having produced The Seagull, Three Sisters, andThe Cherry Orchard in previous seasons, the Pear is delighted to offer our audiences another of Chekhov’s “Big Four,” Uncle Vanya. Frustrated love, misguided impulses, and hope abound in this witty yet heartbreaking take on human experience. A wonderful new translation by Bay Area writer Dave Sikula.

Starring: Stephen Muterspaugh, Monique Hafen, Jeffrey Bracco, April Culver, Steve Lambert, Judith Ann Miller, Carolyn Ford Compton, Wes Gabrillo and Daniel Stahlnecker

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Feb
12
to Feb 28

Dealing Dreams by Jeffrey Lo

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THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS:
DEALING DREAMS BY JEFFREY LO
DIRECTED BY DOUG HAM

Intelligent go-getters Zoe and Trey are striving to keep their heads afloat in today's economy. They've graduated from elite schools only to face unemployment and chances at low-paying "McJobs". They're underqualified for jobs they want, overqualified for jobs they don't want. Then Trey comes up with a striking new concept for a social networking website... an idea that if developed right, might make them rich and change their lives forever. As they pursue their Silicon Valley dream, Zoe and Trey's lives do change profoundly... but not in the ways that they imagined.

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Asian American New Play Series Presents: Writing Fragments Home by Jeffrey Lo
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Asian American New Play Series Presents: Writing Fragments Home by Jeffrey Lo

Asian American New Play Series at Foothill College Presents:
Writing Fragments Home - a staged reading
Written by Jeffrey Lo
 

Jay’s life isn’t going well. His girlfriend left him, he lost his job at Barnes and Noble and writer’s block has made his once promising playwriting career vanish. With nowhere else to go, Jay asks his Filipino immigrant mom if he can move back in with her while he tries to come up with an idea for his new play. This is fine with her, as long as Jay is willing to listen to her opinions on what it is he should be writing. 

A comedy about art, family and culture - Writing Fragments Home follows the story of a young Filipino artist who must come face to face with his past, his family and his heritage in order to overcome writer’s block and discover his voice.

The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5. Light refreshments and a Q&A will follow the show.

Starring:
Weslei Gabrillo
Gemma Bulos
Lee Robin Salazar
Katie McGee

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Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl
Sep
3
to Sep 27

Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl

LOS ALTOS STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS:
DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE BY SARAH RUHL
DIRECTED BY JEFFREY LO

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a surrealistic comedy that confronts our assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

“Ruhl’s zany probe of the razor-thin line between life and death delivers a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in.” – Variety

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Best of Playground 19
May
7
to May 24

Best of Playground 19

Join us for our 19th annual showcase of the best short plays by the Bay Area's best new writers. 

Reading Babar in 2070 by Rachel Bublitz
Directed by Rebecca J. Ennals

Someone by Genne Murphy
Directed by Jeffrey Lo

Preapocalyptica by Erin Marie Panttaja
Directed by Katja Rivera

Art and Tech by Kirk Shimano
Directed by Jon Tracy

Frankenstein's Grandmother by Steven Westdahl
Directed by Tracy Ward

Cratchit by Davern Wright
Directed by Jim Kleinmann

This year’s Best of PlayGround ensemble includes: Michael Barrett Austin, Millie DeBenedet, Melissa Ortiz, Michael Phillis, Stephanie Prentice, Lindsey Marie Schmeltzer, and Jomar Tagatac.

Special Events:
Opening Night - Sat May 9 8pm
June Anne Baker Prize Night - Sat May 16 8pm
Pay-What-You-Can - Every Thu 8pm
Playwright Post-Show Talks - Sundays, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

For more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/bestof.

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Jan
17
to Feb 1

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

The Palo Alto Players Presents:
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jeffrey Lo

The classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is reimagined in this contemporary story, as seen through the eyes of its heroine. After a tragic accident on her wedding day, Eurydice travels to the underworld where she is reunited with her much-loved father. Guided by a chorus of Stones, Eurydice must learn to accept the harsh rules of death as she struggles with a new language and haunting memories of her beloved husband. With ingenious plot twists and breathtaking visual effects, EURYDICE is a poignant love story about life, loss, and unthinkable choices.

For More info: http://www.paplayers.org/2014-2015-season/

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Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Writing Fragments Home

Oakland Asian Cultural Center Presents:
Writing Fragments Home - a staged reading
Written by Jeffrey Lo
Directed by Leslie Martinson

Jay’s life isn’t going well. His girlfriend left him, he lost his job at Barnes and Noble and writer’s block has made his once promising playwriting career vanish. With nowhere else to go, Jay asks his Filipino immigrant mom if he can move back in with her while he tries to come up with an idea for his new play. This is fine with her, as long as Jay is willing to listen to her opinions on what it is he should be writing. 

A comedy about art, family and culture - Writing Fragments Home follows the story of a young Filipino artist who must come face to face with his past, his family and his heritage in order to overcome writer’s block and discover his voice.

The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5. Light refreshments and a Q&A will follow the show.

Featuring:
Weslei Gabrillo
Nina De Torres Ignacio
Lee Robin Salazar 
Jessica Coker

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Oakland Asian Cultural Center builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs that foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue, cultural identity, collaborations, and social justice.

OACC is conveniently located in Chinatown in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza (near Peony Restaurant). It is 2 blocks from the 12th Street / City Center BART Station, there is free street parking on Sundays, plus a $2/hour parking lot below.

http://oacc.cc/

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