Teatro Visión & City Lights Theater Company present “Miss You Like Hell” // San Jose

Don’t miss ‘Miss You Like Hell,’ this weekend only at the Mexican Heritage Plaza!

Tickets are only $10-40 at

It’s a beautiful and important new musical that tells the story of Beatriz and her estranged daughter Olivia, who reunite for a cross-country journey. On their trip, Olivia learns that her mother is undocumented, and the two of them encounter a tamal vendor, an elderly gay couple, and a Yellowstone junior ranger who help them reconnect along the way.

Teatro Visión and City Lights Theater Company present Miss You Like Hell.

book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes.
music by Erin McKeown
directed and choreographed by Rodrigo García.

When Beatriz shows up at her 16-year-old daughter Olivia’s house at 4 a.m. and invites her on an epic road trip, they haven’t seen each other in four years.

But Beatriz is an undocumented immigrant about to be deported to Mexico, and time is running out.

From Philadelphia to California, from estranged to reunited, Beatriz and Olivia take a transformative journey, meeting a diverse array of Americans with their own stories to tell. An important and intimate new musical rich with family, humor and heart.

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About show:

Olivia hasn’t seen her mother Beatriz in four years. Now they’re packed together in an old truck on an epic road trip.

From Philadelphia to California, the pair try to reconnect as they make friends along the way. But Beatriz is an undocumented immigrant about to be deported to Mexico, and time is running out.

“Miss You Like Hell,” an important and intimate new musical by Quiara Alegría Hudes (“In the Heights”) and Erin McKeown is now on stage through Feb. 26, presented by City Lights and Teatro Visión with English and Spanish titles.

Rodrigo García directs a fantastic cast: Jessica Osegueda, Alycia Adame, Ken Boswell, Joel Butler, Ricardo Cortés, Kennedy Dawson, Naomi Evans, Lazarita Sapien, Ugho Badú and Francisco Medina.  Read more in an article here.

Miss You Like Hell is presented in English with supertitles in English and Spanish. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

2 locations in San Jose.

January 19 – February 19, 2023, at City Lights Theater
529 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95112

February 23-26, 2023 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José, CA95116

Showtimes: Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Sat, Feb. 25 at 2pm.


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Tickets and more information at and, or by phone at (408) 294-6621.

Tickets for performances at City Lights Theater (Jan. 26 – Feb. 19) range from $26-$64, with discounts available for students, seniors (65+), educators, groups, and military personnel. (There is a $2 surcharge for phone and in-person buys.) Seating is reserved at City Lights Theater. Call (408)294-6621 for information on discounted $20 tickets for the Teatro Familia.Tickets for performances at the Mexican Heritage Plaza (Feb. 23-26) are choose your own price: $10-$40. Seating is General Admission at MHP. Read more about our ticket pricing policy. Order your tickets online here. To purchase by email or phone, contact our box office at or (408) 294-6621.


At City Lights Theater, masks are recommended indoors, except for the “mask-required” performances on Feb. 4, 9 and 12. City Lights recommends but does not require the Covid vaccine. Read City Lights’ COVID-19 protocols at At the Mexican Heritage Plaza, attendees must wear a mask in all indoor spaces. Vaccinations are strongly recommended but not required for audience members at our in-person performances. Read our full COVID-19 safety policy at


Thursday, February 23, 2023 | COLLEGE NIGHT Meet and mingle with your fellow college students from all over the Bay Area at this performance of Miss You Like Hell. Friday, February 24, 2023 | PRIDE NIGHT Join us to celebrate and support our LGBTQ+ community and allies. Featuring a reading from a member of the Teatro Visión familia before the show.


Closed Caption logoMiss You Like Hell is performed in English with closed captions in English and Spanish. ASL interpretation logo   ASL interpretation will be provided at the Saturday, February 25, 2:00pm performance of Miss You Like Hell. The Accessible Icon  The City Lights Theater is wheelchair-accessible. You can book ADA & Companion seats when buying tickets. ADA seating is available at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, in the main level of the audience chamber and on the balcony. There are elevators to the balcony on the right side of the theater lobby. There are no steps leading into the theater from the Plaza, which is accessible via ramps from the parking lots on both King Rd. and Alum Rock Ave.

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