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Stepping Out

'Dead Man' comes alive at Bus Barn


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” includes, from left, Marjorie Hazeltine (as Hermia), Kristin Walter (Jean) and Adrienne Walters (Carlotta).

Los Altos Stage Company opens its 20th season with “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” scheduled to run Thursday through Sept. 27 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, the dark comedy focuses on society’s obsession with technology, delving into its ability to simultaneously unite and isolate individuals. The plot unfolds when an incessantly ringing cellphone disrupts the peace in a quiet cafe, frustrating a stranger at a nearby table. What’s left is a dead man with loose ends.

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'Country House' runs through Sept. 27 in MV


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Kimberly King and Jason Kuykendall star in TheatreWorks’ “The Country House.”

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

Robert Kelley directs “Country House,” a Chekhovian comedy and drama by Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Dinner with Friends.”

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MOAH's 'Retrospective' display continues through Jan. 17 in PA

The exhibition “25 Years at the Museum of American Heritage: A Retrospective” recently 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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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


courtesy of Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
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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