Pear's 'Northanger Abbey' closes Sunday in Mountain View

Pear Theatre’s “Northanger Abbey” – adapted by Pear founder Diane Tasca from the novel by Jane Austen – is set to run through Sunday in Mountain View.

Pear is staging two productions of “Abbey” – one with a senior cast of adult actors and the other with a junior cast featuring members of Pear Seeds, the company’s new youth theater program.

'Georgia' plays on at Bus Barn


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Jeffrey Adair, left, portrays Miss Tracy Mills and Michael Weiland is Casey in “The Legend of Georgia McBride.”

Los Altos Stage Company’s season-opening show – the South Bay premiere of “The Legend of Georgia McBride” – is set to run through September at Bus Barn Theater.

Matthew Lopez’s musical is set in a Florida nightclub, where failing Elvis impersonator Casey (Michael Weiland) struggles to draw in an audience. When famed drag queen Miss Tracy Mills (Jeffrey Adair) replaces him, Casey must find his place in a drag queen’s world.

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‘Legend’ lives on at Bus Barn

Los Altos Stage Company’s production of Matthew Lopez’s comedy “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” which follows a down-and-out Elvis impersonator who becomes a star drag queen, is set to run through Sept. 30 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Shows are slated 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

'Abbey' breaks mannered romp into its constituent parts at Pear


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Peter Ray Juarez and Leslie Ivy perform a scene from Pear Theatre’s “Northanger Abbey.” The play runs through Sept. 23.

The new production of “Northanger Abbey” now playing at Mountain View’s Pear Theatre accentuates the word-dense, plot-focused whirlwind of Jane Austen’s earliest completed novel.

Its narrative of imaginative failures and coming of age centers on the young, well-intentioned but naive Catherine Morland (Leslie Ivy). As the production aptly dictates to the audience in early exposition, she’s a young woman “in training to be a heroine.”

'Gardens' still in season at TheatreWorks

‘Gardens’ still in season at TheatreWorks

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s production of “Native Gardens,” a suburban comedy about an up-and-coming Latino couple’s move to a prominent Washington, D.C., neighborhood, is scheduled to run through Sept. 16 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The story follows Frank and Virginia Butley, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy rose garden, and new neighbors Pablo and Tania Del Valle, a young couple with Latin roots.

Pear's 'Abbey' continues in Mtn. View


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Leslie Ivy, left, and Damaris Divito star in Pear Theatre’s senior production of “Northanger Abbey.”

Pear Theatre’s “Northanger Abbey” – adapted by Pear founder Diane Tasca from the novel by Jane Austen – opened last week and is slated to run through Sept. 23 in Mountain View.

Pear is staging two productions of “Abbey” – one with a senior cast of adult actors and the other with a junior cast featuring members of Pear Seeds, the company’s new youth theater program.


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