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Pear produces 'Pygmalion'


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“Pygmalion” stars Ray R. Renati as Professor Hig- gins and Katie Rose Krueger as Eliza Doolittle.

The Pear Avenue Theatre is slated to present “Pygmalion” Thursday through July 13 in Mountain View. The theater is located at 1220 Pear Ave.

“Pygmalion” closes Pear’s 13th season.

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'Marry Me' continues in Mtn. View

The TheatreWorks production of “Marry Me a Little” is scheduled to run through June 29 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, the modern musical – which features a collection of rare Stephen Sondheim songs – weaves an intimate tale of love and possibility. In their walk-up apartments just a floor apart, two lonely 20-somethings each pass the night by expressing their poignant dreams and romantic fantasies.

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'Company' runs through June 28 at Bus Barn

The Los Altos Stage Company is slated to present Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical “Company” through June 28 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, “Company” is the story of Bobby, a 30-something bachelor, and his inability to commit to a long-term relationship – even with himself. Witnessing the trials and tribulations of his friends – five married, once-married or soon-to-be-married couples – Bobby struggles to understand the reason for couplehood. Eventually, he comes to believe that while relationships are far from perfect, they are a necessary part of life.

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PA Players opens 'Farnsworth Invention' at Lucie Stern Theatre

Palo Alto Players is set to present ”The Farnsworth Invention” through June 29 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Written by Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing”) and directed by Dave Sikula, the fast-talking, witty drama tells the story of two men locked in an epic competition to lay claim to the most influential invention of the last century: television. “Invention” is a tale of scientific discovery, double-dealings and corporate espionage.

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A successful 'Company' at Bus Barn Theater


Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Company” includes Jennifer Mitchell as Kathy and Adam Cotugno as Bobby.

Los Altos Stage Company’s actors, musicians and staff acquit themselves admirably in the production of “Company,” the Tony Award-winning musical featuring lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim.

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