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Developmental Reading – “Desperate Hearts”

Developmental Reading - "Desperate Hearts," by Douglas Rees

"Desperate Hearts," by Douglas Rees

It’s 1928. The Charleston is the hot dance, women wear cloche hats over their bobbed hair, and the movies are learning to talk. In Hollywood, three very different women encounter each other in the midst of this radical change, and these encounters alter their lives forever.

Douglas Rees is the author of fifteen books, more or less, for children and teens, including the forthcoming YA novel Elektra’s Adventures in Tragedy (Running Press) and the picture book Tyrannosaurus Rex Vs. Edna, the Very First Chicken (Holt). When he is not doing things like that, he works as a librarian. When he is not doing that, he writes plays. He is fortunate to have had a number of these produced, chiefly at the miraculous Pear Theatre. DESPERATE HEARTS is his second full-length play to receive a staged reading at The Pear.

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Directed by Paul Braverman with performances by: Morgan Dayley, April Culver, Helena Clarkson, Michael Weiland, Troy Johnson and Robyn Ginsburg Braverman.

Doug Rees'
Desperate Hearts
Pear Theatre Developmental Reading
Sunday, January 22d, 2017 7:00pm.
$10 adv/pay what you can at the door.

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Mountain View Mayor John McAlister turned out Aug. 15 with a giant pair of scissors to help Pear Theatre founder and Artistic Director Diane Tasca welcome a crowd of supporters to the theater's new home.

It was the first public tour of the facility, which is three times as big as the original Pear Avenue Theatre, seating 80 to 99 people, depending on which flexible audience seating plan is used.

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