Northanger Abbey
Aug
31
to Sep 23

Northanger Abbey

by Jane Austen (adapted by Diane Tasca)

The Pear is thrilled to perform Northanger Abbey in rep with an adult cast and a youth cast.

Catherine Morland longs to enter the dark and stormy world of Gothic novels. Northanger Abbey exposes the difference between reality and fantasy, and questions who can be trusted as a companion and who might actually be a shallow, false friend. 

*** Please check your dates when making reservations! ***

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Hedda Gabler
Oct
12
to Oct 28

Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen

This timeless drama will star Pear Artistic Director Elizabeth Kruse Craig as Hedda, in the classic tale of a struggle to find a means of escape from a loveless, ordinary existence. Hedda finds herself bored with her husband, and longs for the freedom to exercise her old wild and independent whims. With the return of an old flame and a proposition from an amorous judge, she begins a dangerous game, amusing herself by manipulating and destroying everyone around her in an attempt to regain control of her life.

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Girls Kill Nazis
Nov
9
to Dec 2

Girls Kill Nazis

by James Kopp

In the not so distant future, the Nazi party has been elected and is in control of the United States of America. In the small town of Bisbee, Arizona, a book club is doing more than reading and talking about books. This group of strong women are done waiting for things to get better and are taking fate into their own hands. Concept by John Morrison.

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A Conversation with Edith Head
Dec
7
to Dec 16

A Conversation with Edith Head

by Paddy Calistro and Susan Claassen

Based on Edith Head's Hollywood. Behind the scenes stories about Hollywood's greatest stars and provides an intimate portrait of Hollywood's legendary costume designer.  In her 6 decades of costume design, Edith Head worked on over 1100 films; dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood, and won an unprecedented eight Oscars. Edith Head's story is as fascinating as the history of the film industry itself, filled with humor, frustration, and, above all, glamour.  Guest Artist Susan Claassen brings this Regional Premier to the Bay Area. 

*** LIMITED TWO WEEK ENGAGEMENT ***

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Spending the End of the World on OkCupid
Jan
25
to Feb 17

Spending the End of the World on OkCupid

by Jeffrey Lo

This wonderfully quirky play portrays a modern day prophet predicting the disappearance of half the world's population and warns those remaining that when the clock strikes midnight, they are the next to go. With 12 hours to live, some spend time with their friends, most spend time with their family, others spend the end of the world on OkCupid.

Disclaimer: Spending the End of the World on OK Cupid has not been authorized or approved in any manner by OkCupid, which has no responsibility for its content.

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Sojourn
Mar
15
to Apr 7

Sojourn

by Evan Kokkila-Schumacher

Nick and Deanna left Earth 5 years ago on a one-way mission into the cosmos aboard their vessel, Sojourn. As they get further from home, their ship provides the means for survival, but the mission itself and the isolation of space threaten to divide them. This futuristic, yet timely play from the Pear Playwrights Guild explores the fate of humanity in an ever-expanding universe.

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Pear Slices 2019
May
3
to May 19

Pear Slices 2019

by Pear Playwrights Guild

Spring means Slices- a collection of original, short plays from the members of the Pear Playwrights Guild. An eclectic variety of stories and settings, rich characters and surprising plot twists will occupy the Pear stage, brought to life with a single cast of versatile actors. This annual short play showcase is a Pear audience favorite: amusing, intriguing, and inspiring.

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Present Laughter
Jun
7
to Jun 30

Present Laughter

by Noël Coward

By Noël Coward. This richly comedic play follows Gary Essedine, a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Juggling his considerable talent, ego, and libido, the theater's favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingénues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts, and unexpected twists.

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