About the Pear

The Pear Avenue Theatre is a bright theatrical venue on the Peninsula. Just steps away from the Mountain View Shoreline movie multiplex (but a whole world apart), the Pear was created in June 2002 by a group of theatre artists who believe that Peninsula audiences are ready for plays that will challenge them, as well as delight and move them. The Pear offers audiences a theatrical alternative--intimate, startling productions that prove you can work wonders on a shoestring, as long as your spirit is willing and your imagination wide.

Those of us who have come together in this venture have given our hearts and lives to the theatre. We are experienced actors, directors, writers, and teachers (most of us wear a few hats). Our goals are to produce new plays by local writers as well as innovative stagings of classics and less familiar works; to encourage playwrights to grow artistically through workshops, staged readings, and full productions of their plays; and to offer performance classes to both young people and adults.

Above all, the Pear is a place where people come together to create. Writers collaborate with actors and directors to create art; audiences respond to performers and bring that art into the life of our community. At the Pear, everybody gets into the act. Join us!
--Diane Tasca, Artistic Director

The Pear Receives
Three Silicon Valley Small Theatre Awards - 2013/14


Standout Classical Production


by George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Michael Champlin

Featuring Caroline Clark, Helena G. Clarkson, Daniel Hurst, Troy Johnson, Katie Rose Krueger, Ann Kuchins, Leslie Newport, Jackie O'Keefe, Ray Renati*, and Todd Wright


Standout Dramatic Production

Fool for Love

by Sam Shepard

Directed by Ray Renati

Featuring Michael Champlin, April Green, Bill C. Jones, and James Kopp


Standout New Works

King's Legacy

by Elyce Melmon

Directed by Jenny Hollingworth

Featuring Kevin Copps, Geoff Fiorito, Joe Higgins*, Fiona McCrea, and Evan Michael Schumacher


Read more on the Artsalot web site...

*Member Actors' Equity Association