Venue Details

2978 Star Starred
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
at Mercy Street 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041
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"Twentieth Century"
7 ratings
3.6 average rating
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135 events
66 reviews
20 stars
attended Feb 03 2009

A cute story. Not a memorable, deep plot that stays with you but rather a light, amusing 2 hours of entertainment. Very fine acting.

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115 events
93 reviews
98 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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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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Quotes & Highlights

“A thrilling funhouse ride!” — The New Yorker


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.