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'Face' down after Sunday's show


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Wes Gabrillo stars as DHH in Los Altos Stage Company’s “Yellow Face.”

This is the final weekend to catch Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Yellow Face.” The play is scheduled to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang’s “Yellow Face” explores the complexities, contradictions and comedy of the construct of race. It tells the story of what happens when a prominent Asian-American playwright and activist accidently casts a white man as the Asian-American lead in his new play.


PYT stages 'Clementine' this weekend


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Megan Foreman plays the title role in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “The Talented Clementine.”

Performances of the Peninsula Youth Theatre production of “The Talented Clementine” are slated Friday and Saturday at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

“Clementine” details the story of a young girl, the title character, who doesn’t want to participate in her class talent show because she doesn’t think she has a skill to share. Clementine tries all of the talents her neighbor Margaret isn’t doing and races to find an act as the show rapidly approaches.

'Trittico' trifecta


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Toni Marie Palmertree and Krassen Karagiozov star in West Bay Opera’s “Puccini Trittico.” The production opens Friday.

West Bay Opera’s first production of the complete “Puccini Trittico” (“The Triptych”) – three short operas performed in one evening – is scheduled to run Friday through Feb. 26 in Palo Alto.

“Il Tabarro” (“The Cloak”) is a love triangle that ends in murder, “Suor Angelica” (“Sister Angelica”) tells the tragic story of a young woman banished to a convent by her family for having an illegitimate baby and “Gianni Schicchi” is a farce about a dead man’s greedy relatives scheming to get their hands on his money.

Pear Theatre's 'Valley' closes Sunday in MV

The Pear Theatre production of Thomas Gibbons’ “Uncanny Valley” is slated to run through Sunday in Mountain View.

It explores how society is redefining what it means to be human in the 21st century.

West Bay Opera launches 'Puccini' next week in PA


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Krassen Karagiozov and Toni Marie Palmertree star in West Bay Opera’s “Puccini Trittico.”

West Bay Opera this month presents its first production of the complete “Puccini Trittico” (“The Triptych”), three short operas performed in one evening.

“Il Tabarro” (“The Cloak”) is a love triangle that ends in murder; “Suor Angelica” (“Sister Angelica”) tells the tragic story of a young woman banished to a convent by her family for having an illegitimate baby; and “Gianni Schicchi” is a farce about a dead man’s greedy relatives scheming to get their hands on his money.


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