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January 2020

Shannon Wild: Pursuit of the Black Panther

Shannon Wild has been charged by an elephant, bitten by snakes and lizards, and pinned by a cheetah, but her most difficult assignment may be filming a rare and elusive black panther in southern India.

January 29 @ 7:30 pm
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NT Live: All My Sons — Screening

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama, All My Sons. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at The Old Vic.

January 30 @ 7:00 pm
February 2 @ 2:00 pm
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February 2020

Cirque Flip Fabrique Blizzard

FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic, and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invites you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to blow away everything in its path.

February 4 @ 7:30 pm
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Tommy Orange (CLA)

The Center for Literary Arts is pleased to present Tommy Orange, author of There There, at the Hammer Theatre. The reading will be followed by an on-stage interview with Professor Nick Taylor, audience Q&A, book sale, and signing.

February 6 @ 7:00 pm
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SJSU Dance Residency: Gallim Dance

Brooklyn-based company Gallim celebrates elemental connections through exploration of the human experience. Under the direction Andrea Miller, Gallim’s international success spans the world of performing arts and cultural festivals.

February 7 @ 7:30 pm
February 8 @ 7:30 pm
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Steinway Society – Daria Rabotkina

A winner of several top competitions, the Steinway Society presents renowned Russian-American artist Daria Rabotkina. Rabotkina’s program includes pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, Griffes, and Aurandt.

February 9 @ 2:30 pm
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Kakani Katija: Designed by Nature

Bioengineer and research diver Kakani Katija takes you deep into the midwaters of the ocean—one of the least explored ecosystems on our planet—and shares how its inhabitants could lead to breakthroughs in bio-inspired design.

February 12 @ 7:30 pm
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NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream — Screening

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy, captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London. 

February 14 @ 7:00 pm
February 16 @ 2:00 pm
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Georgia on My Mind: The Music of Ray Charles

Tonight we celebrate Ray Charles, a Georgia native son and American treasure who won every major honor from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

February 18 @ 7:00 pm
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NT Live: Present Laughter—Screening

Before traveling overseas, Garry Essendine is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an identity crisis, Garry’s remaining days at home are a whirlwind of love and soul-searching. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London. 

February 20 @ 7:00 pm
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SJZ: WinterFest: Sheléa w/ SJSU Jazz Orchestra

Sheléa’s sultry sound is an exciting oasis in an age of auto-tune; blending traditional pop, jazz, R&B, and soul, she brings a contemporary edge to classics and a classic touch to contemporary pop standards.

February 23 @ 7:30 pm
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March 2020

Black Cab Jazz – Melissa Aldana

Award-winning saxophonist Melissa Aldana joins Black Cab Jazz to bring her experiences and influences from Santiago, Chile, and the US East Coast to San José.

March 8 @ 7:00 pm
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Mummenschanz — You and Me

For nearly five decades, MUMMENSCHANZ has been the epitome of contemporary mask theater worldwide, crossing language barriers and cultures. With no spoken words, purely visually, and completely without music and set design, only with masks and bodies against a black background, the artists appear.

March 16 @ 7:30 pm
March 17 @ 7:30 pm
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MUMMENSCHANZ — You and Me

For nearly five decades, MUMMENSCHANZ has been the epitome of contemporary mask theater worldwide, crossing language barriers and cultures. Without spoken word, purely visually, and completely without music and set design, only with masks and bodies against a black background, the artists appear.

March 16 @ 7:30 pm
March 17 @ 7:30 pm
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Words for Mozart (Borderlands)

Words for Mozart focuses on Lorenzo Da Ponte, the librettist for three of Mozart’s greatest operas. The comedy challenges the notion that Mozart was a “born genius.”

March 23 @ 7:30 pm
March 24 @ 7:30 pm
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Global Shakespeare Film Festival

In an effort to celebrate Shakespeare’s versatility, “Global Shakespeares” is a free, student-curated, non-Anglophone screening of two foreign-language versions of Shakespearean plays with introductory remarks.

March 24 @ 11:00 am
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The New Ballet: Fast Forward Dance Concert

A special performance with a reduced run time, perfect for families with toddlers or young children. My Very First Ballet — Swan Lake introduces the swan Odette, and the Prince at the enchanted lake, but does not tell the entire Swan Lake story.

March 28 @ 7:00 pm
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April 2020

David Guttenfelder — A Rare Look: North Korea to Cuba

From North Korea to Cuba, David Guttenfelder has gained unprecedented, intimate access to nations isolated by politics, using his cameras to examine the way people really live and making connections around the world through social media.

April 1 @ 7:30 pm
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NT Live: Hansard — Screening

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Woods, full of witty banter and stinging one liners. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London.

April 3 @ 7:00 pm
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May 2020

Considering Matthew Shepard

The Choral Project and the San José State University Choraliers will come together to present a one-of-a-kind rendition Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard, complete with movement & visual media, staged by Sandra Bengochea (SJSU Opera Theatre Director).

May 8 @ 7:30 pm
May 9 @ 7:30 pm
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The New Ballet: My Very First Ballet: Swan Lake

a special performance, with a reduced run time, perfect for families with toddlers or young children. My Very First Ballet: Swan Lake introduces the swans, Odette, and the Prince at the enchanted lake, but does not tell the entire Swan Lake story.

May 16 @ 11:00 am
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The New Ballet: Swan Lake

Perhaps the most recognized ballet of all time, Swan Lake makes its highly-anticipated return to New Ballet; illustrating the beloved story of a wicked sorcerer, beautiful princess, and young prince.

May 17 @ 2:00 pm
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Kara Cooney: When Women Ruled the World

Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, explores the reigns of powerful ancient queens to illuminate a time when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these strong female leaders were considered exceptions to the rule, but their power and influence is undeniable.

May 20 @ 7:30 pm
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NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac—Screening

James McAvoy returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, captured from London's West End. Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London. 

May 28 @ 7:00 pm
May 31 @ 2:00 pm
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Location

Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.

Parking

Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

Public Transit

Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)