I just subscribed to Pear Theater and I can’t wait for the new season of plays to get started. I’ve been going to this wonderful little theater company for years. The theater seats about 95 people and every single person has a great view of the stage. All tickets are general seating.
Something special happens when you go to a play in a small theater… The intimate feeling of being able to hear the reactions of everyone else in the audience makes you feel connected to them. It’s powerful, like we’re all in this together.
The 2019/2020 season starts on August 22nd. This year they offer 5 and 7 ticket Flex Passes, which is great. I can use my 7 tickets all on one play, with 6 of my friends, or I can go to 7 different plays. It’s perfect and I like that I’m not being told the exact dates that I need to be in town. It’s the ultimate in flexibility. You have a year to use your Flex Pass tickets.
Plays often sell out, so don’t wait until the last minute to get your tickets.
My favorite production is Pear Slices. It’s always in May and it’s a showcase of original short plays by Pear Playwrights Guild. It’s a little bit of everything and each play is 15 minutes.
Pear Theater is relatively new and quite comfortable, plenty of room to wander around and get tea and cookies during intermission, nice restrooms, lots of parking, and a patio area in front of the building if you want to step outside during the break. It’s the perfect date!
I think it’s cool that there could be young 20-somethings on a first date or great-grand-parents next to you and that everyone reacts differently to whatever is happening on stage. It’s live theater, you just never know what’s going to happen.
I do recommend checking the concert calendar at Shoreline Amphitheater/Live Nation so you know whether of not you need to give yourself a little extra time to get there. Pear Theater is located at 1110 La Avenida Street, Mountain View. It’s across the street from Microsoft.
Here’s the upcoming season:
An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde - Fri, Aug 23, 2019 to Sun, Sep 15, 2019
Sweat by Lynn Nottage - Fri Oct 18, 2019 to Sun, Nov 10, 2019
You/Emma by Paz Pardo Fri, Dec 6 2019 to Sun Dec 15, 2019
Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn Fri, Jan 17, 2020 to Sun, Feb 9, 2020
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Fri Mar 13, 2020 to Sun, Apr 5, 2020
Pear Slices by members of the Pear Playwrights Guild May 24, 2020
Side By Side By Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim Fri, Jun 12, 2020 to Sun Jul 12, 2020
It’s important to support awesome art in our community so it stays in our community!
See you at the Pear.