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Chaplin and Keaton on the Set of Limelight

Depicts two film set chairs with corresponding Chaplin and Keaton hats hanging with megaphone nearby.

Chaplin and Keaton on the Set of Limelight

Thursday, June 27, 2024 7:30 PM - Sunday, July 21, 2024 2:00 PM (PDT)


What would it be like to witness two geniuses at work? Silent Comedy legends Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton worked together only once, on Chaplin's last movie before being exiled from the United States. For the deeply autobiographical Limelight, Chaplin cast the down on his luck Keaton to play a small part in his nostalgic story of an old comedian doing one last performance. This play imagines what it might have been like on that set while exploring the lives of these two titans of cinema. Greg Lam's 'Chaplin and Keaton on the Set of Limelight' explores the tension between the desire to entertain and the need to fight for a greater world in politically dangerous times. What responsibilities does an artist have beyond bringing a smile to the face of an audience?

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The Pear Theatre
1110 La Avenida
Mountain View, CA 94303 United States
Thursday, June 27, 2024 7:30 PM - Sunday, July 21, 2024 2:00 PM (PDT)
June 27 - July 21, 2024. Preview: Thurs., June 27 at 7:30 pm. Opening Night: Friday, June 28 at 8:00 pm. Performs Thurs., June 27, July 11 & July 18 at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm.
South Bay
TBA Highlight: Homegrown
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