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'Catch' continues

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Robert Sean Campbell, left, plays Milo and Gary Landis portrays Colonel Cathcart in Los Altos Stage Company’s “Catch-22.”

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.

PYT opens 'Purse' in Mtn. View

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Spotlight Moments Photography Ali Matsumoto stars as Lilly in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.”

The Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” the latest production in its Stories on Stage series, is scheduled Friday and Saturday in Mountain View.

Lilly is a little mouse who loves school and is a big fan of her teacher, Mr. Slinger – until he takes away her precious purple plastic purse. The play is adapted from the book by Kevin Henkes.

Pear's 'Beard' goes bye-bye after this weekends shows

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 close Sunday in Mountain View.

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

Palo Alto Players ventures 'Into the Woods'

The Palo Alto Players production of “Into the Woods” is set to preview Friday, open Saturday and run through May 8.

The musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine brings favorite fairy tales together in a Brothers Grimm mash-up that looks past the “happily ever after,” revealing the complications of life in an avalanche of bad deeds, disappointment, adultery and death.

'Cyrano' comes to Mtn. View

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The TheatreWorks Silicon Valley production of “Cyrano” stars, from left, J. Anthony Crane (as Cyrano), Sharon Rietkerk (Roxane) and Chad Deverman (Christian).

The romantic comedy “Cyrano,” a TheatreWorks Silicon Valley regional premiere, is slated to run 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”), the play is a new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic “Cyrano de Bergerac.”

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