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'What You Will' plays with a 'travesty' of Shakespeare's words


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The cast of Pear Theatre’s “What You Will” includes, from left, Dan Wilson, Jim Johnson and LeighAnn Cannon.

Shakespeare’s words take on new and audacious life Thursday at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View, when local playwright Max Gutmann’s “What You Will” is slated to make its world premiere.

In a feat of technology and imagination, Gutmann has crafted an original comedy in the spirit of The Bard – with obligatory plot elements of kidnapping, disguise and adultery – and he has done it using only text from Shakespeare’s own canon.

LA Stage Co.'s '[title of show]' enters final week at Bus Barn

Los Altos Stage Company’s production of the Tony-nominated musical “[title of show]” is set to run through Saturday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

With music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell, “[title of show]” is a musical that follows the story of its own creation.

PA Players' production of 'Graduate' continues at Lucie Stern

Palo Alto Players’ stage adaptation of the popular 1960s film “The Graduate” opened last week and is scheduled to run through July 2 at Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

In the novel turned Academy Award-winning film, recent college graduate Benjamin has excellent grades, proud parents and, since he helped Mrs. Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him.

Music and magic collide Saturday at Hillview


 

The Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony has scheduled its annual summer concert 6 p.m. Saturday at Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Organizers encourage attendees to bring folding chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner to the concert, the theme of which is “Music, Magic, Comedy and Fun All Wrapped into One!”

Los Altos Stage Company musical continues run at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Stage Company’s production of the Tony-nominated musical “[title of show]” is set to run through June 24 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

With music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell, “[title of show]” is a musical that follows the story of its own creation.

'Graduate' opens Friday at PA's Lucie Stern Theatre


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Betsy Kruse Craig plays Mrs. Robinson and Max Tachis is Benjamin in Palo Alto Players’ “The Graduate,” set to open Friday night.

Palo Alto Players presents a stage adaptation of the 1960s film classic “The Graduate,” scheduled to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through July 2 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

In the novel turned Academy Award-winning film, recent college graduate Benjamin has excellent grades, proud parents and, because he helped Mrs. Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him.


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