What You'll Get
Pear Slices 2017 is a once-a-year opportunity for theater-lovers to sample an evergreen collection of original, short plays -- comedic or dramatic, heartfelt or simply absurd -- from the members of the Pear Playwrights Guild, at Mountain View's Pear Theatre. Pear Slices 2017 showcases the wide range of talent available among local playwrights, actors and directors. Plays include: In the Hoky Doky Mojo of West Millbrae, which follows two young Silicon Valley types who are approaching marriage -- until their parents begin dating, and Transcontinental, about a sweet encounter in a San Francisco chocolate shop in 1870. Come see what new Slices this spring will bring. Check out the full event listing for the complete program.
SLATE A – Seven One-act Plays
Telecommuter by Barbara Anderson
Where is the line between virtual reality and actual reality?
Wave Walker by Bridgette Portman
…a conversation between a woman and the one who stole her daughter…
Transcontinental by David Schreiber
…a sweet encounter in a San Francisco chocolate shop in 1870…
Birders by Barbara Anderson
Is it true love – or a Least Bell’s Vereo?
Shirley’s Chair by Todd Gutmann
Three ladies in a retirement community struggle to keep their bridge game going after losing their fourth.
Fictus Aegritudo by Earl T. Roske
Aplis has started a nonprofit in hopes of easy riches but to his wife’s amusement he can do nothing but the right thing.
Alternative Text – Send by Douglas Rees
Juliet, Desdemona and Lady Macbeth team up to get Shakespeare to give them happy endings (while texting).
SLATE B – Seven One-act Plays
Brain in a Vat by Ross Peter Nelson
Parents struggle to save their teenage daughter who has been experimenting with philosophy.
It Begins with Goodbye by Elyce Melmon
A widower visits a grief counselor, but neither may be prepared for what happens.
Double or Nothing by Diane Gribschaw
Who’s more delusional, the compulsive gambler who thinks they can win, or the person who loves them and thinks they can change?
In the Hoky Doky Mojo of West Millbrae by Leah Halper
Two young Silicon Valley types are approaching marriage – until their parents begin dating.
Many Winters by Leah Halper
Marie has lost a child, and it may be up to her grandmother to bring her out of her prison of grief.
Not All That Glimmers is Gold by E. Kokkila Schumacher
A chance meeting between two people could be the turning point they both need.
Therapy by Paul Braverman
Alan has been in therapy six days a week for seven years, but tonight everything will change.
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