A STAGE ADAPTATION OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S CITY LIGHTS

A journey of innocent love, self-discovery, and human kindness.

JANUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 9, 2019

$32 General Admission. View Special Offers & Discounts

All performances take place at Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes

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Wikipedia Film Synopsis

City Lights is a 1931 American pre-Code silent romantic comedy film written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin's Tramp as he falls in love with a blind girl and develops a turbulent friendship with an alcoholic millionaire.

Although sound films were on the rise when Chaplin started developing the script in 1928, he decided to continue working with silent productions…City Lights marked the first time Chaplin composed the film score to one of his productions…

City Lights was immediately successful upon release on January 30, 1931 with positive reviews and box office receipts of $5 million. Today, many critics consider it not only the highest accomplishment of Chaplin's career, but one of the greatest films of all time. In 1991, the Library of Congress selected City Lights for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked it 11th on its list of the best American films ever made. In 1949, the critic James Agee called the film's final scene "the greatest single piece of acting ever committed to celluloid".[2]

Further Reading

charliechaplin.com

Daily News1931 Review | Roger Ebert | MoMa


ENSEMBLE & CREATIVE TEAM
Music by Charlie Chaplin

PERFORMANCE DATES
5 Weeks Only

Friday, January 11 @ 8PM - Pay What You Can (PWYC) Preview
Saturday, January 12 @ 8PM - $20 Preview
Sunday, January 13 @ 7PM - $20 Preview

Thursday, January 17 @ 8PM - $20 Preview
Friday, January 18 @ 8PM - Opening Night
Saturday, January 19 @ 8PM
Sunday, January 20 @ 7PM

Thursday, January 24 @ 8PM
Friday, January 25 @ 8PM
Saturday, January 26 @ 3 PM + 8PM
Sunday, January 27 @ 7PM

Thursday, January 31 @ 8PM
Friday, February 1 @ 8PM
Saturday, February 2 @ 3 PM + 8PM
Sunday, February 3 @ 7PM

Thursday, February 7 @ 8PM
Friday, February 8 @ 8PM
Saturday, February 9 @ 3 PM + 8PM

KERRY MCGEE, The Tramp
SHARALYS SILVA, The Blind Woman

Ensemble: 
VANESSA CHAPOY
LEE GERSTENHABER
JON REYNOLDS
EIRIN STEVENSON
SCOTT WHALEN

MATT RECKEWEG, Director
PATTI KALIL + FRANK LABOVITZ, Co-Scenic Designers
FRANK LABOVITZ, Costume Designer
BRITTANY SHEMUGA, Lighting Designer
ALEX VERNON, Puppet Designer
AMY KELLET, Props Designer
MICHAEL WINCH, Sound Designer
MEDHA MARSDEN, Dramaturg

HAYDEN MORRISSETT, Production Stage Manager
THOMAS NAGATA, Assistant Stage Manager

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