It's 'Night' time at Bus Barn Theater

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“American Night: The Ballad of Juan José” features Alycia Adame (as Sacagawea) and Carlos Mendoza (Juan José).

Los Altos Stage Company begins the new year with “American Night: The Ballad of Juan José,” slated to run this week through Feb. 17 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Richard Montoya’s fast-paced satire centers on the glories and pratfalls of the American dream.

PA Players presents 'Shakespeare in Love'

Palo Alto Players is slated to present “Shakespeare in Love” Friday through Feb. 3 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

A stage adaptation of the 1998 Oscar-winning film, the romantic romp imagines the forbidden love affair between William Shakespeare and the woman who inspires him to write his first great masterpiece, actress Viola de Lesseps. The fictitious story involves mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics.

PYT's 'Cat' runs this weekend

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “The Cat in the Hat” is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

The play is a theater adaptation of the classic children’s book by Dr. Seuss.

CSMA offers free concert by JACK Quartet Saturday

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The JACK Quartet will perform Saturday night.

The Community School of Music and Arts is scheduled to present a free concert with the JACK Quartet 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Focused on the exploration of contemporary string quartet music, Jay Campbell (cello), Christopher Otto (violin), John Pickford Richards (violist) and Austin Wulliman (violin) will perform a selection of works by Thomas Morley, Andreia Pinto-Correia, Gyorgy Ligeti and more.

WBO's 'Foscari' debuts Feb. 15 at Lucie Stern

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Jason Duika plays Francesco Foscari in West Bay Opera’s “I due Foscari.”

The West Bay Opera production of Verdi’s “I due Foscari” is scheduled to run Feb. 15-24 in Palo Alto.

A retelling of the Lord Byron play “The Two Foscari,” the opera will be sung in Italian with English titles.

Talk-show host takes on president in TheatreWorks' 'Frost/Nixon'

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TV host David Frost (Jeremy Webb, left) and former President Richard Nixon (Allen McCullough) face off in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Frost/Nixon.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is set to present “Frost/Nixon,” directed by Leslie Martinson, this week through Feb. 10 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Based on a true story, the play reveals the conflicts between former U.S. President Richard Nixon and British talk-show host David Frost during a series of TV interviews that illustrate the media’s influence on the national consensus.

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