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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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Please note that all plays take place at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, except for The Mountaintop, which takes place at Lucie Stern Theatre located at 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94301.


The Mountaintop_**: March 6-April 7, 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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