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vary. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s
award-winning play paints a
picture of a vibrant community
in New York’s Washington
Heights neighborhood—a place
where the coffee from the corner
bodega is light and sweet, the
windows are always open, and
the breeze carries the rhythm of
three generations of music. Tickets
$12-$41. City Lights Theater,
529 S. Second St., San Jose.
Equivocation. Through Aug.
19, times vary. Set in 1606 England,
King James’ right hand man
William Cecil commissions William
Shagspeare (a contemporary
spelling of the Bard’s name) to
write the “true historie” of Guy Fawkes’ infamous
Gunpowder Plot. Tickets $35. Dragon
Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
650/493-2006 ext. 2.
Saturday Night Fever. Aug. 10-26, times vary.
Get out your white disco suits and platform
shoes for the musical based on the hit movie.
With more than a dozen classic songs by the
Bee-Gees, dazzling choreography and groovy
’70s costumes, you’ll be hip-swerving and finger
pointing in the aisles to this heartfelt story
of friendship, home and risking it all for your
passion. Ticket prices vary. Fox Theatre, 2215
Broadway, Redwood City. 650/369-7770.
Native Gardens. Aug. 22-Sept. 16, times
vary. A cutting-edge suburban comedy from
National Latino Playwriting Award winner
Karen Zacarías. When an up-and-coming Latino
couple purchases a home beside the prizewinning
garden of a prominent Washington
D.C. family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral
into an uproarious clash of cultures. Tickets
$40-$100. Mountain View Center for the Performing
Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
The Legend of Georgia McBride. Sept. 6-30,
times vary. Casey is young, broke and has a
baby on the way. Even worse, he’s been fired
from his gig as an Elvis impersonator.
In order to provide for his family
and keep the landlord away, he
must think fast. Ticket prices
vary. Bus Barn Theater, 97
Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
God of Carnage. Sept.
13-Oct. 4, times vary. In
a stylish Brooklyn apartment,
two sets of parents meet for a talk about
a playground fight between their children,
and it doesn’t take long for the gloves to come
off. This sharp comedy won the 2009 Tony
Award for Best Play. Tickets $19-$42. City
Lights Theater, 529 S. Second St., San Jose.
Another Roll of the Dice. Sept. 14-Oct. 7.
This new musical takes audiences back to the
colorful locale of “Runyonland,” first introduced
onstage in Losesser’s legendary Broadway
musical “Guys and Dolls,” answering
the question: “What else happened at Mindy’s
Deli before Sky and Nathan
wagered over strudel and cheesecake?”
Tabard Theatre. Tickets
$15-$35. Theatre on San Pedro
Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., San
The (curious case of the) Watson
Intelligence. Sept. 14-Oct.
7, times vary. Playwright Madeline
George weaves together
three historical Watsons in this
time-jumping tribute to genius:
the trusty sidekick to Sherlock
Holmes, the loyal engineer who
helped Alexander Graham Bell
build the telephone and the
IBM supercomputer created to
beat the “Jeopardy!” All-Stars in
2011. Tickets $27-$175. Dragon Theatre,
2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
650/493-2006 ext. 2.
The Abduction from the Seraglio. Sept
15-30, times vary. Brought to the stage by
Opera San Jose, “Abduction” is the wild story
of two men rescuing their lovers from a Pasha’s
harem. The way Mozart blends high comedy
with touching tragedy heralded his new maturity
as an opera composer and continues to
resonate with today’s audiences. Tickets $55-
$185. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San
Flash Fiction Forum. Aug. 8, 7 p.m. Put
on your listening hat and head to the fifth
anniversary of this curated reading series held
bimonthly at Works Gallery in downtown San
Jose. Authors read micro stories and narrative
poems to an audience. Free. Works/San José,
365 S. Market St., San Jose. 408/300-6405
An Evening with George R.R. Martin. Aug.
14, 8 p.m. Join fellow sci-fi and fantasy fans
for an evening with George R.R. Martin, creator
of “Game of Thrones,” in conversation
with Hugo Award-winning artist John Picacio.
Delve into a discussion on literature, art and
life in this intimate and historic theater
setting, followed by a Q&A session
with the audience. Tickets $59-$279.
Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood
Gretchen McNeil with Stephanie
Kuehn. Aug. 18, 3-5 p.m. Discover
the true horror of social media
in “#murdertrending” by critically
acclaimed author Gretchen
McNeil. McNeil and Kuehn
have both authored several critically
acclaimed YA horror novels.
Free. Kepler’s Books, 1010
El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Fall Out Boy, Sept. 30, SAP Center,
San Jose; Future, Outside Lands, Aug.
10–12, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco