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TheatreWorks' 'Confederates' continues at PA's Lucie Stern


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Journalist Stephanie (Tasha Lawrence) questions Maddie (Jessica Lynn Carroll), with fellow journalist Will (Richard Prioleau) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Confederates.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley last week launched its 47th season with Suzanne Bradbeer’s high-stakes political drama “Confederates.” It is scheduled to run through Aug. 7 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

The play centers on a dad running for president, a daughter with her own agenda and reporters looking for a scoop to make their own careers. It explores the voracious nature of contemporary media during a national campaign.


'Pan' flies into town


Courtesy of Pati Bristow
Valerie Hu, front, plays the title character and Ellie Schwartz is Tinkerbell in the Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.”

The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.”scheduled to close Sunday.

Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in Disney’s adaptation of the beloved animated film. The play features fairies and mermaids.

Los Altos native Cullinan brings the 'Noize' to area with two shows this week

Los Altos native Cory Cullinan – known professionally as children’s musician Doctor Noize – is scheduled to return to the Bay Area this week to perform two free shows in support of his new album, “Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony.”

Cullinan is slated to perform noon Thursday at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road.

It's 'Peach' season at PYT


Lyn Flaim Healy, Spotlight Moments Photography
The cast of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “James and the Giant Peach JR.” includes, from left, Julia Segal (of Menlo Park), Val Zvinyatskovsky (Palo Alto) and Lisa Korver (Mountain View).

Peninsula Youth Theatre is scheduled to perform “James and the Giant Peach JR.” Thursday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The production is the musical version of the well-known novel by Roald Dahl.

TheatreWorks kicks off season with Bradbeer's 'Confederates'


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Maddie (Jessica Lynn Carroll, left), the daughter of a presidential candidate, is caught in the spotlight of journalists Stephanie (Tasha Lawrence) and Will (Richard Prioleau) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s world premiere of “Confederates.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley launches its 47th season with Suzanne Bradbeer’s high-stakes political drama “Confederates,” scheduled to open Saturday and run through Aug. 7 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

The play centers on a dad running for president, a daughter with her own agenda and reporters looking for a scoop to make their own careers. It explores the voracious nature of contemporary media during a national campaign.

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