Venue Details

2765 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
16 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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Ruukie7
25 events
16 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

"Twentieth Century"
7 ratings
3.6 average rating
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111 events
90 reviews
94 stars
attended Feb 07 2009

It was an entertaining show with some very good talent.
Sets and production were up to the standards of other theaterworks productions. Liked it for its' lightness but lacked much depth as a show.

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30 events
13 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 07 2009

1930s! We came a little late and had a hard time getting into the production's comedy style. Everything was so exaggerated/dramatized to the nth degree. The acting was of that period ...I Love Lucy drama. The main characters' "oh my god" and...continued

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13 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 04 2009

A clever attempt to revive this 1930' comedy achieved some success... The two lead actors were very appealing, the costumes and set a delight.

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“A thrilling funhouse ride!” — The New Yorker

Description

By Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur (Based on a play by Charles Bruce Millholland)

Adapted by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Robert Kelley

Broadway ballyhoo meets Hollywood hustle aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, the legendary locomotive that plays streamlined host to this classic screwball comedy from the 1930s. Polished to a deco sparkle by Tony Award-winning farceur Ken Ludwig, it matches an on-the-outs impresario with a mercurial silver screen starlet in a madcap battle of the sexes, hurtling from havoc to hilarity on the disorient express.