That’s probably because playwright Jordan Harrison can’t quite decide how he wants his story to play out. The ending won’t be revealed here, but suffice to say it’s both ambiguous and somewhat unsatisfying (which might be his intention). Nevertheless, Los Altos Stage Company Executive Director Gary Landis, wearing his director hat for this production, aims to keep a multitude of attitudes and personalities spinning feverishly from one side of the stage to the other to maximize the humor and minimize some of the script’s farfetched ambulations.
Survivability: So says she can kill it in the challenges and play a great social game because she loves to laugh at herself, have adventures, travel, dance and live, We are so over So and predict she’ll be the contestant that we spot in the back row at the reunion show and say “Who’s that?”, Occupation: Ex-talent agent assistant, Survivor skills: OK, first off, how can your occupation be “ex-talent agent assistant?” Does he get paid for that? And if so, how much, because we think we’d make excellent ex-talent agent assistants, In addition to being an ex-talent agent assistant, Tyler, while playing for Cal, also kicked a winning field goal against USC on national television, and played on some pro football teams, which makes him an ex-field goal kicker, He lists his hobbies as “dressing up as a bearded hobo and jumping out ballet shoe glitter cupcake topper - ballerina - birthday - celebration - ballet party at children in downtown Pasadena,” which is training for his next job, ex-unincarcerated man..
He steers me to a white flagpole in the park near a granite marker, and I learn that this was where, on July 9, 1846, the American flag was first raised in San Francisco by Cmdr. John B. Montgomery. Then we head down Jackson Street and soon hit the Gold Rush era (backed by a tinny piano playing “Oh, Susanna”). The street is now swathed with swanky art galleries, but in the mid-1800s, the buildings opened onto a sea of mud. It’s said an entire mule team disappeared in the goo. We pass an alley called Balance, the name of one of about 50 decaying Gold Rush ships still buried under city streets. We make our way to Pacific Avenue — once dubbed “Terrific Street,” for its world of thugs, cons, dance halls and prostitutes. “A short stretch of unbelievable depravity,” Kamiya says.
Center Repertory Company: “Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical,” starring Lynda DiVito, Sept, 4-Oct, 10; “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” comedic sendup of Chekhov plays, Oct, 23-Nov, 21; $37-$63; 925-943-7469, www.centerrep.org, Central Works: “Ada and Memory Machine,” world premiere Lauren Gunderson’s play about Ada, estranged daughter of poet ballet shoe glitter cupcake topper - ballerina - birthday - celebration - ballet party Lord Byron, with music by Bay Area group the Kilbanes, Oct, 17-Nov, 22; Berkeley City Club; $15-$28; www.centralworks.org..
The Concert Band, under the direction of Harvey Benstein, is sponsored by the city of Walnut Creek and performs throughout the year at civic celebrations and concerts. Tickets are $14-$17. Call 925-943-7469 or go to http://www.lesherartscenter.org/summer-pops-concert/. The high school cast shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 21-22; and the college cast performances are at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, at the DVC Performing Arts Center, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill.