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Stepping Out

Pear builds wonderful 'House'


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Betsy Kruse Craig portrays Trish in the Pear Avenue Theatre production of “House,” which closes Oct. 5.

Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre is staging an unusual theater-going experience – producing two plays simultaneously – and I recommend that you don’t miss it.

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'Trailer Park' closes Sunday

This is the last weekend to catch the Los Altos Stage Company production of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.” The play is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Featuring music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso, the fable tackles adultery, hysterical pregnancy, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco and the Ice Capades.

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Pear puts on a pair of plays


J. Smith/Special to the Town Crier
Dan Kapler (as Teddy) and Betsy Kruse Craig (Trish) star in Pear Avenue Theatre’s “House.”

The Pear Avenue Theatre production of two interlocking comedies by Alan Ayckbourn – “House” and “Garden” – are scheduled to run through Oct. 5 in Mountain View. The regional premieres kick off Pear’s 13th season.

Although the plays are separate, they are performed simultaneously – one cast performs in both shows in two theaters at the same time. The actors travel back and forth, performing in “House,” then racing to enter and play a scene in “Garden,” and vice versa. The audience stays put, however, seeing each production one at a time – in either order – on two separate performance occasions.

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'Great American Trailer Park Musical' continues run at LAs Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Stage Company has opened its 19th season with “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” a fable that tackles adultery, hysterical pregnancy, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco and the Ice Capades.

The play is slated to run through Sept. 28 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Pianist Anievas performs Saturday evening in MV

The Steinway Society of the Bay Area is slated to present pianist Agustín Anievas 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The Juilliard School-trained Anievas has appeared in solo recitals and alongside orchestras performing around the world. He started his piano studies before his fourth birthday. Anievas appeared in his first recital before he turned 5 and at 12 became the youngest artist featured in a major recital at Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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