Mountain View’s Pear Theatre kicked off its 15th season by premiering a pair of two-person plays, “The Guys” and “Veils,” scheduled to run through Sept. 18.
“Guys,” set during the aftermath of 9/11 in New York, portrays the relationship between a journalist and the captain of the New York Fire Department as they prepare eulogies for eight firefighters lost in the collapse of the Twin Towers.
The other two-person show, “Veils,” is the story of two Muslim women – one African-American and the other Egyptian – who are roommates at the American Egyptian University in Cairo during the weeks leading up to the Egyptian revolution.
The play explores the relationship between the two women as they deal with their conflicting cultures and views. While the American woman hopes to feel at home in the more conservative Egyptian environment, the Egyptian woman longs for the freedom of the West.
Performances of “Guys” are set for 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Sept. 15 and 17, and 7 p.m. Sept. 18. “Veils” is slated 8 p.m. Thursday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Sept. 16 and 2 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18.
The Pear Theatre is located at 1110 La Avenida St.
Tickets are $10-$35.
For tickets and more information, call 254-1148 or visit thepear.org.