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February 2020

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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March 2020

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


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)