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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
at Mercy Street 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041
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Somewhere: _January 16-February 10, 2013*

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

By Matthew Lopez

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

Featuring Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez (“Morales” of Broadway’s A Chorus Line)

Advisory: Contains occasional mature language.  

Regional Premiere 

Dance, dance, dance! As the film of West Side Story shoots on their doorstep, redevelopment threatens a Puerto Rican family striving to match sky-high hopes with low-end reality. But nothing can quell the starry-eyed dreams of the Candelarias, a talented clan of hoofers determined to crash the boards of Broadway, Hollywood, and ultimately America itself. Told in exuberant dance as well as drama, it is a comic, captivating journey of the heart.   

Written by Old Globe Playwright-in-Residence Matthew Lopez (author of the hit The Whipping Man) borrows in part from his own family’s history. His aunt, Tony-winning actress Priscilla Lopez — who stars in this production — was a child extra in the film West Side Story. Somewhere, named after a West Side Story song, turns back the clock to the time of that West Side Story shoot in a New York neighborhood that was being razed to make way for Lincoln Center. Priscilla Lopez plays Inez Candelaria, a local mother of three, who fights amidst the crumbling buildings for her family’s dream of making it in show business.  

“A robust, entertaining, compelling gem.” —San Diego Union Tribune  


The Mountaintop_**: March 6-March 31, 2013*

Lucie Stern Theatre

1305 Middlefield Rd.

Palo Alto, CA 94301

By Katori Hall

Directed by Anthony J. Haney

Advisory: Contains mature language.

Best New Play 2010, Olivier Award | Regional Premiere 

A Memphis motel, 1968. First night for a sassy maid — last for an icon of our time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fresh from the speech of a lifetime. In a breathtaking journey beyond realism, this provocative London/Broadway hit imagines the night before tragedy, burnishing a legend while revealing the flesh-and-blood man behind it. Humorous, magical, it is a daring rumination on life, legacy, and conviction that connects each of us in a remembrance of unforgettable things past.  

“Emotionally powerful…theatrically stunning.” —Variety  


Being Earnest: _**April 3-April 28, 2013*

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts  

Music by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska

Book & Lyrics by Paul Gordon

From the play by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Robert Kelley  

World Premiere 

London,1964. The sounds. The colors. The Beatles. Skirts are getting shorter, hair is growing longer, and times are changing faster than ever. This romantic pop musical moves Wilde’s comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest to a Carnaby Street flat, where mod music and morality inspire young love, but outrage Lady Bracknell, the keeper of tradition’s flame. From the author of TheatreWorks’ hits Emma, Daddy Long Legs, and Broadway’s Jane Eyre.    


Wild with Happy**_: June 5-June 30, 2013*

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

By Colman Domingo

Advisory: Contains occasional mature language.

West Coast Premiere Mom passed away — now where to put her? In a raucous contemporary comedy, a struggling black actor rejects the rituals of grief, opting instead for a rapturous road trip to the happiest place on earth. Hilarious yet immensely touching, this runaway hit of our 2011 New Works Festival stars Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo as a devoted son on a manic mission to a magic kingdom come.

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