Since 2002, The Pear has grown roots of artistic integrity and creativity.  Founded by Diane Tasca and nurtured to life by a family of dedicated artists, actors, writers, designers, directors, teachers, and theatre lovers, this dynamic little theatre has a HUGE heart. The Pear thrives by offering audiences incredible productions of classics, new works and challenging plays that thrill, entertain and challenge.


The Pear supports theatre artists by offering them opportunities in many forms:

Actors: we support, encourage and respect the craft of acting, which leads to rich, multifaceted performances.  

Writers: we have an active playwright’s guild and play development program that cultivates new works.

Designers:  a collaborative atmosphere, encouraging clever solutions to theatrical challenges! Improv enthusiasts: an active comedy group, giving experience to new talent and performing regularly throughout the season.

Students:  the Pear is working on a conservatory program that will offer scene study, monologue, voice and movement and audition classes for adults and youth.


We came up with a “mantra” for the 2017-2018 season:  “INVITE, UNITE, IGNITE!”  We invite our audiences and artists to unite in the passionate belief that art in all forms is important in providing a creative voice in today's society, and we hope to ignite the passions, awareness, actions, and lives of all who visit our theatre and participate in the Pear experience. 


The Pear lives in the heart of the thriving community of Mountain View. We want to challenge the citizens of that community to see all aspects of their world fully--and to respond to what they see intelligently and empathetically.

Thank you for supporting live theatre, and thank you for supporting THE PEAR!

- Betsy Kruse Craig

  Artistic Director