Pear shares 'Slices'

Betsy Kruse Craig/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of “Pear Slices 2019” performs multiple roles in multiple plays. Left side, from top: Daniel Zafer-Joyce, Leslie Newport Wright and Ray D’Ambrosio. Right side, from top: Jackie O’Keefe, Bill C. Jones and Becca Gilbert. Not pictured: Alice Highman.

Pear Theatre’s “Pear Slices 2019” – a collection of short plays from members of the Pear Playwrights Guild – is scheduled to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through May 19 in Mountain View.

Now in its 16th year, “Pear Slices” presents eight vignettes, all performed by one cast. Actors Ray D’Ambrosio, Becca Gilbert, Alice Highman, Bill C. Jones, Jackie O’Keefe, Leslie Newport Wright and Daniel Zafer-Joyce each play multiple characters. The behind-the-scenes crew includes stage manager Kelly Weber Barraza, set designers Betsy Kruse Craig and Troy Johnson, sound designers David Hobbs and Robyn Ginsburg Braverman and lighting designer Meghan Souther.

LASC's 'Grapes' out of season after Sunday's matinee show

The Los Altos Stage Company production of “The Grapes of Wrath” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater.

The play is based on Frank Galati’s stage adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel published 80 years ago. Set in the 1930s, the story follows the Joad family as they travel from Oklahoma to California to escape the ravages of the Dust Bowl. Fiercely proud but reduced to poverty, volatile young Tom Joad grows increasingly impatient with the intolerance and exploitation the family encounters on their journey.

Felder's 'Love Story' ends Sunday

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s world premiere of “Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story,” written and performed by piano virtuoso Hershey Felder and directed by Trevor Hay, is set to close Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

“Paris” explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. It includes Felder performing “La Mer,” “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune” and “Clair de Lune,” among other pieces.

CSMA concert set for Saturday night in MV

The Community School of Music and Arts’ annual Merit Scholars Mother’s Day Concert is slated 5 p.m. Saturday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The free concert will feature CSMA’s Merit Scholar performers, who range from age 8 to 18. Instruments include piano, voice, violin, viola, flute, bassoon, trumpet and cello. They will perform works by famous composers such as Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Bach, Haydn and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

PYT's 'Al Capone Does My Shirts' opens Friday morning

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Al Capone Does My Shirts” is slated to run this weekend at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

The play is based on Gennifer Cholodenko’s young-adult novel, which was named a Newbery Honor selection and received the California Young Reader Medal in 2007.

LA Stage Company continues to produce 'Grapes'

Los Altos Stage Company presents Frank Galati’s stage adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” slated to run through May 5 at Bus Barn Theater.

Steinbeck’s novel was published 80 years ago and is considered a classic work of Americana.

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