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On StageTri-Valley High: The Series
Creatures of Impulse, the Bay Area’s award-winning teen improv troupe, presents their summer classic at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 16-30 at Firehouse Arts Center. See the episodic, live, improvised teen soap opera. Audience members help create the characters and plot for this interactive adventure. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
On Stage'O Best Beloved'
"O Best Beloved," winner of the San Francisco Fringe Festival 2013 "Best of Fringe" Award, will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17 at Pleasanton’s Centennial Park, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s Just-So-Stories, it's fun for the whole family! Bring family, friends, a blanket and a picnic, and enjoy free, professional entertainment! Go to www.obestbeloved.org. Pleasanton Centennial Park, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
On StageThe Pirates of Penzance
Let out a lusty "Aaaargh" for one of the most popular comic operas of all time. A beloved tale of tenderhearted pirates, bumbling British bobbies, a Major-General well-versed in everything but military matters, and his bevy of beautiful daughters. The show runs at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 23-24 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $25-$47. Call 373-6800 or go to lamplighters.org/season/season.html. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
On StageO'Neill Festival Sneak Peek Preview
Get the inside scoop from the directors, actors and designers who will bring these classics to life: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams (Sept. 5-20, Village Theatre, Danville), and "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O’Neill (Sept. 19-28, Old Barn at Tao House, Danville). Join the sneak peak of the O'Neill Festival at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Pleasanton Library. Go to www.eugeneoneill.org. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
See Verdi's "Rigoletto," a social commentary on a corrupt and abusive nobility, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 27-Oct. 5 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $39-$84. Call 230-8385 or go to http://www.livermorevalleyopera.com/seasons/2014/rigoletto.php. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.