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West Bay Opera's production of 'Seraglio' on horizon

West Bay Opera is slated to perform Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” beginning next week in Palo Alto. A preview is scheduled Thursday.

The opera follows Belmonte as he travels from Austria to Turkey to rescue Konstanze, his betrothed, who was sold into Pasha Selim’s harem by pirates. In the end, love, wisdom and compassion save the day.


'Betrayal' at Pear

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The cast of Pear Avenue Theatre’s “Betrayal” includes Maryssa Wanlass, from left, Fred Pitts and William J. Brown III.

The Pear Avenue Theatre presents Harold Pinter’s investigation of modern relationships, “Betrayal,” beginning this weekend in Mountain View. The production is scheduled to run through Feb. 22.

Written in 1978, the drama is a portrayal of a marriage in disintegration, but seen in reverse chronology. It chronicles the beginning and end of a seven-year affair.


'Maple and Vine' opens this week at Bus Barn

The Los Altos Stage Company production of “Maple and Vine” is scheduled to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through Feb. 22 at the Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Jordan Harrison’s dark comedy explores society’s adoration of yesteryear and the lengths people will go to escape present-day realities.


TheatreWorks puts 'Hands' together for a few more weeks in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks’ production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” is scheduled to run through Feb. 15 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The semi-autobiographical play, co-written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt, is a comic coming-of-age journey featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Scott Joplin and others.


PA Players' 'Eurydice' comes to a close Sunday at Lucie Stern

The Palo Alto Players production of “Eurydice” is scheduled to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice” is a modern reinterpretation of a Greek myth about life, loss and difficult choices. After a tragic accident on her wedding day, Eurydice travels to the Underworld and is reunited with her father.


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