Venue Details

2966 Star Starred
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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"The Pitmen Painters"
6 ratings
4.0 average rating
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17 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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10 reviews
28 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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14 reviews
8 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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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.

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