Venue Details

2705 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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Ruukie7
25 events
15 reviews
12 stars
Plenty of fun restaurants on Castro street. Park you car, walk and find whatever you like, or, you can have a light meal, coffee, dessert at the venue.
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15 reviews
12 stars
I wore slacks and short sleeve shirt, wife was in pant suit. Longest day of the year, so it was warm and enjoyable to have coffee outdoors before the show..
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Pitmen Painters"
6 ratings
4.0 average rating
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38 events
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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68 events
10 reviews
26 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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33 events
12 reviews
5 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.