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Pear Theatre opens 'Uncanny' production this weekend

Pear Theatre begins the year with Thomas Gibbons’ “Uncanny Valley,” scheduled to run Friday through Feb. 12 in Mountain View.

The title of the play refers to a sense of unease experienced when an artificial image or a humanoid robot appears almost human.


'Monkey' swings into Mtn. View


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PYT’s “The Monkey King” opens Friday morning.

Performances of “The Monkey King,” part of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Stories on Stage” series, are scheduled Friday and Saturday in downtown Mountain View.

The family-friendly production is an adaptation of the traditional Chinese folk tale. Born out of a giant slab of rock, the Monkey King decides it’s no longer enough being king of the monkeys and goes on a quest to become immortal.

TheatreWorks commits (to) 'Crimes'


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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Crimes of the Heart” stars, from left, Therese Plaehn, Lizzie O’Hara and Sarah Moser as sisters Lenny, Babe and Meg McGrath, respectively.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is scheduled to perform “Crimes of the Heart” through Feb. 5 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Written by Beth Henley, the Southern Gothic comedy won the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play. It was adapted into a movie in 1986.

'Dragon' invades Mtn. View this weekend

The TheaterGames production of “Dragon” comes to Mountain View this weekend for two performances.

Eugene Schwartz’s play centers on knight Lancelot, who sets out to slay title character Dragon.

Family-friendly singer Diamond performs Sunday in Los Altos


Courtesy of Charlotte Diamond
Award-winning Canadian singer Charlotte Diamond has released 12 albums.

A concert featuring Charlotte Diamond, an award-winning children’s composer and recording artist, is scheduled 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church, which is co-sponsoring the event with Ventana School.

A native of Canada, Diamond has released 12 albums. Her most familiar songs include “Slippery Fish,” “I Am a Pizza” and her cover of the Mexican folk hit “La Bamba.”


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