Pear Avenue Theatre

Pear Theatre Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2015

The stage is almost set… at the new Pear Theatre

Above: Mountain View Mayor John Mcallister and Pear Theatre Artistic Director and Founder Diane Tasca prepare to cut the ribbon to the Pear’s new space at an event on Saturday, August 15, 2015. (Photo courtesy Carla Befera & Co.) The blue oxford cloth shirt and brown cap weren’t quite official...

Theater Review: ‘CTRL + ALT + DELETE’ opens in Mountain View

Boy, was I ever wrong… this production is fast-paced, brilliantly cast and laugh aloud funny.
Our Town - Pear Avenue Theatre

Review: ‘Our Town’ at the Pear Avenue Theatre

Written before World War II, it harkens to a simpler America.
Angels in America - Pear Ave. Theatre - Mountain View

Review: ‘Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches’ at The Pear Avenue Theatre

It’s easy to envision an audience insensible to Roy Cohn’s indirect references to Nancy Reagan.

A mad, mad, mad world: Kushner’s ‘The Illusion’ at The Pear

The Illusion is a mad, mad, mad pastiche of steam punk, commedia del arte, and 17th century drama that only Tony Kushner could put together.   Adapted from Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion Comique, this comedy deals with parenthood, love (both parental and romantic), and illusion.  It is laugh-aloud funny, while at...

Things to Do: Shows opening at Bay Area theaters this weekend

It's another barn burner of a weekend for local theater here in the Bay Area, with openings up and down the peninsula. With the nicer weather, now is the perfect time to take in some live stage action! And there is something for everyone, from a musical celebrating the Cotton...

Theater Guide: Welcome Pear Avenue Theatre, Center REP Theatre, Cirque du Soleil and Palo Alto Players

The Bay Area Theater and Arts Guide continues to grow. Today, I'm pleased to announce that we've added four new theaters to the guide which you can find here. Welcome to Pear Avenue Theatre (Mountain View), Center REP Theatre (Walnut Creek), Cirque du Soleil (OVO in San Jose, opening...

Images of Pear Avenue Theatre on opening night of ‘Speed-the-Plow’

Tucked in the side of an otherwise non-descriptive (especially on a dark evening) industry park in Mountain View, you immediately feel the energy when you walk into this tiny theater.
The Fillmore

Gone in 60 Seconds: Speed-the-Plow at Pear, Auto Show, Painting, The Fillmore

It was another great weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area to get out there and take in some theater, arts, and entertainment. From San Francisco and Berkeley down the peninsula to San Jose and Mountain View, there was plenty to see, despite the foggy weather these past few...

Theater review: ‘Speed-the-Plow’ brimming with intense, smart dialog at The Pear Theatre

So what will it be: an action-packed summer blockbuster prison movie, or a cerebral, somewhat depressing film about radiation and the end of the world? Art vs. money. In David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow we learn that Hollywood moguls are what they are—nothing more, nothing less—despite occasional attempts to change the...