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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Event Magazine

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  • Mountain

    View

    Center

    for the

    Performing

    Arts

    Summer

    2013

    schedule

    of events

    PREVIEWTHE ARTS MAGAZINE

    PREVIEWTHE ARTS MAGAZINE

    Mountain

    View

    Center

    for the

    Performing

    Arts

    Summer

    2013

    schedule

    of events

  • Whats Inside...Cover Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    June Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    July Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    August Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    September Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Visual Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    Ordering Tickets/Order Form . . . . . . . 15

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    COVER PHOTO: Megan McGinnisPhoto by Mark Kitaoka & Tracy Martin

    nder the direction of Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, TheatreWorks is celebrating 44 years

    of award-winning theatre in the San FranciscoBay Area. Since its founding in 1970, theMountain View Center for the Performing ArtsHome Company has become one of thenations leaders in cultivating and producingnew works, including 62 world premieres. This season, TheatreWorks will once again present the areas first look at several news-making productions.

    OTHER DESERT CITIES

    By Jon Robin BaitzDrama League Award for Distinguished Play2012. Regional Premiere. Co-produced withThe Old Globe, San Diego

    A Hollywood starsdesert estate glowswith Christmascheer. But homefor the holidays isdaughter Brooke, a novelist whosetell-all memoir issure to rip thepolitically-dividedclan apart. Are wehaving fun yet?With dazzling witand razor-sharp

    insight, this Pulitzer finalist balances fiercecomedy and riveting family drama in theblockbuster hit of last years Broadway season.Contains adult language.On MainStage August 21 September 15.

    WARRIOR CLASS

    By Kenneth LinCaliforniaPremiereSon of Chineseimmigrants, decorated vet, and a charismaticspeaker, congres-sional candidateJulius Lee is dubbedThe RepublicanObama. But whenword of a youthful indiscretion threatens scandal, he discovers the dangerous

    intersection of politics and idealism. In thistaut, topical saga of backroom electioneering,the campaign lies ahead, the warriors are at hand, and our futures at stake. Contains adult language.On MainStage October 9 November 3.

    SILENT SKY

    By LaurenGundersonRegional PremiereAstonishing discoveries awaitHenrietta Leavitt asshe maps distantstars in galaxiesbeyond our own.But this brilliant,headstrong pioneermust struggle for

    recognition in the mans world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. In this exquisite blend ofscience, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her ownpassage through a society determined to keepa woman in her place.On MainStage January 15 February 9.

    HOUND OF THEBASKERVILLES

    By Sir ArthurConan DoyleAdapted bySteven Canny &John NicholsonRegional Premiere In the wacky styleof The 39 Steps,this laugh-a-secondsend-up ofSherlock Holmesstirs an ancient curse, a spectral hound, and aderanged killer into a comic masterpiece alivewith mystery, suspense, and uproarious fun. Asmall but gallant troupe of actors plays dozensof roles as the boys of Baker Street face offagainst the colossal canine of the moors.On MainStage April 2 27

    UTheatreWorks 2013/14 Season

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    MARRY ME A LITTLE

    Music & Lyrics by StephenSondheim Conceived andDeveloped by Craig Lucas &Norman RenThe master of themodern musicalweaves an intimatetale of yearningand possibility inthis charming, funny, and sophisticated collection of rare Stephen Sondheim songs. In their walk-up apartments, two lonely 20-somethings pass a night filled withpoignant dreams and romantic fantasies,unaware that they live just a floor apart. This rediscovered off-Broadway gem featuressongs once written for Follies, Company, A Little Night Music, and many more. On MainStage June 4 29. n

  • TheatreWorks

    Wild with HappyJune 5 through June 30 All previews at 8 pmTuesday & Wednesday at 7:30 pmThursday & Friday at 8 pm Saturday at 2 and/or 8 pmSunday at 2 and/or 7 pm

    By ColmanDomingo.Mom passedawaynow where to put her?In a raucous contemporarycomedy, a struggling blackactorrejectsthe rituals of grief, opting instead

    for a rapturous road trip to the happiest place on earth: Disney World! Hilarious yet immensely touching, this runaway hit of TheatreWorks 2011 New Works Festivalstars Tony Award nominee Colman Domingoas a devoted son on a manic mission to amagic kingdom come. West Coast Premiere. Contains occasional mature language.Audio-described performances on June 28 & 29 at 8 pm and June 30 at 2 pm.

    MainStage n June 5, 6 & 7 previews $51 adults; $41 seniors/educators; $31 fulltime students with ID. Sunday 7 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday& Thursday $64, $52, $42 adults;$53, $42, $31 seniors; $53, $42, $29 educators; $42, $31, $23 fulltime studentswith ID. Sunday 2 pm, Friday &Saturday $73, $63, $52 adults; $63, $51, $41 seniors/ educators; $51, $41, $31 fulltime studentswith ID. (TheatreWorks ticket prices are subject to changeand include a $3 Facility Use Fee)

    Peninsula Youth Theatre and the City of Mountain View

    Childrens Theatre In The ParkJune 28 through August 9Fridays at 6:30 pm

    Peninsula Youth Theatre and the City ofMoun tain View present FREE childrens theatre in the park all summer long on theCenters outdoor ParkStage (located adjacent to Pioneer Park). Youll see fairy tales and otherchildrens storiesa different 45-minute production each week performed by the children from Peninsula Youth TheatresTheatre in the Park summer camp program.

    June EventsBring the kids, apicnic dinner and a blanket to sit onfor a fun way toend the week forthe whole family.

    June 28: The Princess King

    When the kinginsists upon a maleheir for his throne,clever PrincessGenevieve cooks up a clever plot to prove that she is worthy of the crown!

    ParkStage n Free (lawn seating)

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    Colman Domingo.

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  • Peninsula Youth Theatre

    CharlottesWebJuly 13 through July 21Thursday at 10 amFriday at 10 amSaturday at 1 & 6:30 pmSunday at 1 pm

    Piglet Wilbur, the runt of the litter, learnsabout love and friendshipfrom farmgirl Fern and literature's best beloved spider. E.B. Whites masterpiece comes to life in a charming adaptation, featuring songs from the classic cartoon.

    MainStage n $18 adults;$15 seniors/students/children (12 & under).10 am perfor-mances $10.(Ticket pricesinclude a $2Facility Use Fee,except for 10 am per-formances)

    July EventsPeninsula Youth Theatre and the City of Mountain View

    Childrens Theatre In The ParkJune 28 through August 9Fridays at 6:30 pm

    In summertime, fairy tales and otherchildrens stories cometo life on the Centers outdoor Parkstage.Enjoy a different 45-minute productioneach week performed by young actors fromPYTs Theatre in thePark summer camp

    program. Bring the kids, a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on for a fun way to start theweekend for the whole family.

    July 5: Beauty and the Beast

    Can the Beast change his ways in time to save him from the curse?

    July 12: Blarney, Blather & Balderdash

    Three wild and crazy leprechauns try to helptongue-tied shepherd Fin OGrady learn to tella story and win the hand of his one true love.

    July 19: Stuart Little

    Stuart is no ordinary member of the Little familyhes a mouse! The favorite book comes to life in this fun play.

    July 26: The Tiger Turned Pink

    Who ever heard of a blushing tiger? Poor Toby the Tiger turns so pink when hesembarrassed that he glows like a neon sign!

    ParkStage n Free (lawn seating)

    Peninsula Youth Theatre

    Legally BlondeJuly 27 through August 4Friday at 7:30 pmSaturday at 2 & 7:30 pmSunday, July 28 at 1 & 6:30 pmSunday August 4 at 1 pm

    When California sorority girl Elle Woods follows her sweetheart to Harvard Law School,she finds its students immune to the charm

    that made her the toast of Delta Nu.Can she become the queen of tortsand find love at the same time?MVCPA premiere!

    MainStage n $22 adults; $18 seniors/students/children (12 & under). (Ticket prices include a $2 Facility Use Fee)

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