How do you live a Lippa lyric?

During The Life of the Party, we’re asking a special question of our audience in the lobby of the theatre: Which Andrew Lippa lyric relates the most to your life?

I made some mistakes, but I made something new. And I love my life this way!
(The Man in the Ceiling)


Andrew Lippa

I’m not made for things like mowin’ lawns or apron strings
I’m my best when not at rest.
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Would You Rather? CONFEDERATES style

In Confederates, journalists Will and Stephanie face a difficult choice on the campaign trail. Is it better to honor one’s personal beliefs or journalistic integrity? As Will asks, “Is it better to be right or to be first?”

Imagine you are a journalist – which of these options would you choose?

Would you rather…

Follow the Clinton campaign or the Trump campaign?

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THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN and our 46th Birthday!

IMG_7758In honor of our final production of our 15/16 Season, Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn, a play exploring the aging process with a comedic touch, we’ve asked a special question of our audience as they enter the theater. This season, we celebrated our 46th birthday. Since 1970, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has brought live theatre to the South Bay Area. When did you begin attending?

The 1970s?


Our inaugural production of Popcorn in 1970.


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A sushi challenge: TOKYO FISH STORY style!

Throughout the run of tokyo fish story, we’re quizzing our audiences in the lobby of the Lucie Stern Theatre. How many common types of sushi have you tried? Let us know how you scored on the quiz on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #tokyofishstory, or leave us a comment below! (Bonus points for anyone who has tried the rare fugu, which contains a venomous poison. Sushi masters must receive a special certification to serve this pufferfish.)

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Maguro/ Tuna



Kani/ Crab


Dragon Roll

Dragon Roll/ Eel, Cucumber, & Avocado



Tamago/ Egg Omelette



Oshinko/ Daikon



Unagi/ Eel

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The TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Equation

In honor of Proof, our upcoming mathematical drama, we here at TWSV have decided to give you a little problem to solve using your knowledge of our production history!

Each factor in this equation has something to do with a subset of the productions TWSV has produced over the years.

A equals the number of Sondheim musicals produced here at TWSV in which he wrote both the music and the lyrics.  

B equals the number of Shakespeare plays produced, not including musicals inspired by Shakespeare. We’ll cheat a little bit and give you the answer to that one, which is 22. 

Then there’s C, which equals the number of nomination received by Triangle at the 2015 the TBA Awards.

D equals the total number of TheatreWorks productions to date, including Proof.

Just like the graphic below asks, can YOU solve the equation?


AudienceWorks – An Interactive Experience

A few years ago, we here at TheatreWorks got together and asked ourselves a question: How could we make the audience experience to our shows more inclusive? We settled on a new program called AudienceWorks, which focused on giving our patrons fun, interesting ways to spend their lobby time. Since then, AudienceWorks has been a great success and we’ve always gotten wonderful feedback from people attending. Some shows are more inclusive or complicated than others, but in the end, everyone gets to feel like they get to be a little part of the show, too!

The AudienceWorks experience for The Country House was tailored to be a bit of a brain teaser! On one side is a list of actors and on the other is a list of productions that were in the Williamstown Theater Festival. As you can probably guess, each actor has been in a production and audience members were asked to match who belonged in what show.

Let’s see how they’ve done so far:

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Hmm…looks like we could use some help. If you’re in the lobby over the next few days, make sure to stop by the board and lend a hand!