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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) - October 20-22, 2017
Directed by Julianna Garber and Eli van der Rijn
Can a few teens really cover thirty-seven Shakespearian plays in less than two hours? This fast-firing comedy does just that as it parodies each of Shakespeare’s plays (plus the sonnets!). Full of energy with players running across the stage, this show will keep you guessing on how they will pull off such a feat (and in 90 minutes no less!).
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - March 16-18, 2018
Directed by Nico Poler
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is perhaps the most well-known play by legendary playwright Tom Stoppard, author of Arcadia, Indian Ink, The Hard Problem, and countless others. It tells the story of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two childhood friends of Hamlet who are tasked, by the king, to learn what’s wrong with Hamlet. It is the witty, hilarious tale of two best friends, actors, princes, and death.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - May 11-13, 2018
Directed by Julianna Garber
Based on the 1831 Novel by Victor Hugo, this re-interpretation of the classic Disney film The Hunchback of Notre Dame begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
You can purchase tickets through the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts through https://tickets.mvcpa.com/ or by calling (650) 903-6000.