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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
at Mercy Street 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041
650-903-6000
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There is underground parking under the theater. Enter on the street with the B of A at the corner. Entrance is on the left in the middle of the block--going down. There is an elevator is you need it
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Parking is a dream at Mountain View Center for Performing Arts and free.
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8 reviews
23 stars
attended Jan 26 2012

Unlike many plays which take some time to draw the audience in, The Pitmen Painters was engaging from very early on. By intermission my companion and I were exclaiming how happy we were to have come. I did not find the accents impeded my...continued

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15 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 26 2012

Very difficult to hear and understand much of the dialogue due to the accents used by the actors. Also, not much storyline or action.

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12 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 22 2012

The acting is great and the script is engaging. Highly recommended.
One small thing, the worker-class Northern-England accent faked by the actors makes understanding them a bit difficult sometimes.
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Website

http://www.theatreworks.org/shows/1112-season/thepitmenpainters

Quotes & Highlights

“Great heart and humor! A superb play.”  —The New Yorker
“A  wonderful piece of theatre: comic, sad and stirring in the same breath._” —Financial Times _

Description

By Lee Hall

Directed by Leslie Martinson

West Coast Premiere

From the writer of the mega-hit film and musical Billy Elliot comes another absorbing London/Broadway success! A funny play that asks big questions, it tells the rousing, true story of a hardscrabble group of 1930s miners who take up painting and become sensations of the British art world. Their exhilarating journey from pit to pinnacle overflows with spirit and laughter, as rich and intriguing as the art it unveils.

About the Ticket Supplier: TheatreWorks

Innovative, fun, and always entertaining, TheatreWorks’ high-energy brand of performance will captivate you! With a national reputation for artistic innovation and integrity, TheatreWorks was named Best Repertory Theatre in the Bay Area by prestigious San Francisco magazine. The company offers a year-round season of musicals, comedies and dramas staged in the state-of-the-art Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and in the graceful, California Mission-style Lucie Stern Theatre complex in Palo Alto.

“TheatreWorks’ successes have illuminated the Peninsula’s cultural scene like those of no other arts organization or institution.” —The Mercury News