Pear Theatre gets on 'The Road to Mecca'

Pear Theatre’s production of “The Road to Mecca” is scheduled to preview Jan. 18, open Jan. 19 and run through Feb. 11 in Mountain View.

Written by Athol Fugard, “Mecca” is the story of age and youth, passion and propriety.

PYT hatches 'Duckling' next week in Mtn. View

As part of its Stories on Stage series, Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “The Ugly Duckling” next week at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The world premiere is a humorous update of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, adapted by K. Gardiner.

Felder returns to TheatreWorks


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Hershey Felder plays composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Piano virtuoso Hershey Felder stars in “Our Great Tchaikovsky,” scheduled to open this week at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Felder stars as Russian composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, whose works include “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Nutcracker” and “1812 Overture.”

Pear Theatre's 'Road to Mecca' set to open Jan. 19 in Mtn. View

Pear Theatre’s production of “The Road to Mecca” is scheduled to preview Jan. 18, open Jan. 19 and run through Feb. 11 in Mountain View.

Written by Athol Fugard, “Mecca” is the story of age and youth, passion and propriety.

MVCPA to host array of events this month


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Hershey Felder, playing Beethoven last year, stars as Tchaikovsky this year.

A children’s play, a lecture, a concert and a one-man musical are among the events scheduled for January at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Information on each event follows.

PA Players produces 'Project'


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The cast of “The Laramie Project” includes, clockwise, from left, Josiah Frampton, Jeff Clarke and Roneet Aliza Rahamim.

The Palo Alto Players production of “The Laramie Project” is scheduled to open Jan. 20 and run through Feb. 4, with a preview slated Jan. 19.

Written by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, the play is based on a true story, demonstrating how the power of the human spirit can triumph over bigotry and violence.


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