Fri12192014

Stepping Out

Los Altos Follies returns; benefit runs Thursday through Saturday

The Los Altos Follies – the annual benefit for Los Altos Stage Company that pokes fun at local and national politics – is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Tickets are $60 Thursday and $100 Friday and Saturday (includes reception).

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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


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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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