Fri04292016

Stepping Out

Los Altos Stage Company's 'Catch-22' enters second week at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Stage Company’s presentation of “Catch-22” is scheduled to run through May 1 at Bus Barn Theater.

Written by Joseph Heller more than 50 years ago, the comedic “Catch-22” ranks among the most celebrated works of American literature. The play, based on Heller’s book, features black humor, an unusual narrative structure, surrealism and a not-so-heroic protagonist who struggles to deal with the insanity of war and concludes that the only sane response to it is not to participate.

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A new spin on 'Cyrano'


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Roxane (Sharon Rietkerk) warms up to handsome cadet Christian (Chad Deverman), who is being fed his lines by Cyrano (J. Anthony Crane) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Cyrano.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the regional premiere of the romantic comedy “Cyrano,” scheduled to run today through May 1 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Written by Michael Hollinger (“Opus”) and Aaron Posner (“My Name is Asher Lev,” “The Chosen”), it is a new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic “Cyrano de Bergerac.”

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LA Stage Company makes 'Catch'

Los Altos Stage Company’s presentation of “Catch-22” is set to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through May 1 at Bus Barn Theater.

Written by Joseph Heller more than 50 years ago, the comedic “Catch-22” ranks among the most celebrated works of American literature. The play, based on Heller’s book, features black humor, an unusual narrative structure, surrealism and a not-so-heroic protagonist who struggles to deal with the insanity of war and concludes that the only sane response to it is not to participate.

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'Beard' takes shape at Pear Theatre

The Pear Theatre production of “The Beard of Avon,” a farcical treatment of the Oxfordian theory regarding authorship of Shakespeare’s plays, is set to open this week in Mountain View.

“Beard” takes the audience on a wild ride through Elizabethan England, even bringing the Queen along.

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Nakamatsu headlines ECYS benefit concert Saturday in Cupertino


Courtesy of El Camino Youth Symphony
Jon Nakamatsu is an award-winning pianist from San Jose.

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu is scheduled to headline the El Camino Youth Symphony’s annual benefit concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino.

Nakamatsu, a Foothill College and Stanford University alum, was a gold medalist at the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

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