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Hammer Theatre Center

Downtown San José

San José State University

The Center for Literary Arts is pleased to present Kate Folk, Spring 2024 Writer-in-Residence, in a reading from her bestselling story collection Out There. Kate Folk is the author of Out There (Random House ’22), a finalist for the California Book Award in First Fiction. She lives in San Francisco and is writing a novel.

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Adaptation of the 1949 George Orwell novel adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton Hall Jr., and William A. Miles. In a society where Big Brother is constantly watching, Winston is brought before the Thought Police who mentally and physically coerce him to confess his “Thoughtcrimes”.  Powerful and savage, 1984 takes us into a world of mass surveillance, where freedom of expression can be your downfall.

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As if stepping between the pages of a treasured storybook, New Ballet’s Cinderella vividly delights audiences with the majesty of classical ballet, wrapped in the promise of “happily ever after,” and generously sprinkled with sparkling humor. Complete with a Fairy Godmother, a handsome prince and an unforgettable ball, Dalia Rawson’s staging, Prokofiev’s beloved score and stunning costumes and scenery make this production a delight for the whole family.

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