Venue Details

2915 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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"Twentieth Century"
7 ratings
3.6 average rating
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134 events
65 reviews
19 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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114 events
92 reviews
97 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

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.

Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>Crimes of the Heart</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> Sarah Silverman <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> <em>The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes</em> <em>Fun Home</em> <em>She Loves Me</em>