Tue09012015

Stepping Out

Open 'House'


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Anna Patterson (played by Kimberly King) accepts a drink from Michael Astor (Jason Kuykendall) in “The Country House.”

TheaterWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of “The Country House” is scheduled to run today through Sept. 20 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Robert Kelley directs “House,” a Chekhovian comedy/drama by Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Dinner with Friends.” The play is about a famous movie star who summons her family to her Berkshires home for a summer-stock season soon overstocked with memories. The story deals with fame and art on top of the promise for romance and fading dreams.

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PA Festival of Arts features array of art, food & music


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Blue House is scheduled to perform at the 34th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, slated Saturday and Sunday.

Palo Alto’s University Avenue will be transformed into an art gallery for the 34th annual Festival of the Arts, scheduled Saturday and Sunday.

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce event is slated to run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days on University between High and Webster streets. Admission and parking are free.

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Los Altos Stage Company announces season lineup

The 20th anniversary season of Los Altos Stage Company – comprising two musicals and three plays – is slated to begin in September and run through June at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

• The season opens with “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl.

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New Works Festival runs through Sunday at PA's Lucie Stern


Anne Gwywn/Special to the Town Crier
Suzanne Bradbeer

TheatreWorks’ 14th annual New Works Festival opened last week and is scheduled to run through Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Gathering playwrights and composers from across the nation, the festival provides guests with opportunities to attend performances and readings of plays, offer their critiques and participate in panel discussions with artists.

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MOAH's '25 Years' display runs through year

The exhibition “25 Years at the Museum of American Heritage: A Retrospective” has opened at MOAH, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.

From opening its doors at the original Alma Street location to MOAH’s current home on the Williams property on Homer Avenue, “Retrospective” highlights memorable exhibitions from the past 25 years.

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