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'The Nerds'
Stanford Classics in Theater will give two performances of "The Nerds," an adaptation of Aristophanes' "The Birds" in which two ex-Wall Street goons enter the lucrative nerd culture of Silicon Valley. Some material may be inappropriate for children. May 23 and 24, 8-10 p.m. $5. Pigott Hall, Building 260, Stanford.

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Gounod's 'Faust'
West Bay Opera will put on a production of Charles Gounod's retelling of "Faust," the classic story of a man who sells his soul to the Devil for his rejuvenation. The performances will include period costumes, video-enhanced sets, a chorus and orchestra. May 22 and 30, 8 p.m.; May 24 and 31, 2 p.m. $40-$75. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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'Alice in Wonderland'
The Palo Alto Children's Theatre will stage a production of "Alice in Wonderland," an 80-minute comedic adaptation of the classic tale in which Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a zany place called Wonderland. See the website for specific times. Wednesday-Sunday, May 14-24. $12 child; $14 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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'Birds of a Feather'
The Pear Avenue Theatre will stage "Birds of a Feather," the third installment of a stage noir trilogy by Paul Braverman that follows the irascible detective Frankie Payne. May 1-24, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. See website for ticket pricing. The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View.

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'Evita, the Musical'
Stanford TAPS will stage a production of "Evita, the Musical," a Tony Award-winning musical that dramatizes the true story of Argentine First Lady Eva Peron and her rapid ascent from poverty to fame and power. May 28-30, 8-10 p.m. $5-$15. Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

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Gounod's 'Faust'
West Bay Opera will put on a production of Charles Gounod's retelling of "Faust," the classic story of a man who sells his soul to the Devil for his rejuvenation. The performances will include period costumes, video-enhanced sets, a chorus and orchestra. May 22 and 30, 8 p.m.; May 24 and 31, 2 p.m. $40-$75. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Jewish Women's Theatre: 'Reckoning with Dad'
This performance by the Los Angeles-based Jewish Women's Theatre called "Reckoning with Dad" will explore how individuals make war or peace with their father figures. June 1, 7:30-9 p.m. $20 member, student; $25 general; $30 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Compagnia T.P.O.: 'Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea'
Compagnia T.P.O., an innovative theater group from Italy, will offer a handful of family-friendly performances of "Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea," an interactive multimedia show that combines music, dance, sculpture, projections and more. June 5, 4 and 7 p.m.; June 6, 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. $30. Bing Concert Hall Studio, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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'Angels in America'
Foothill College Theatre Arts will perform the two-part play "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner. Directed by Bruce McLeod, the production will include a full staging of the first part, "Millennium Approaches," and a dramatic reading of the second part, "Perestroika." The material may not be appropriate for those under age 16. See the website for more info and the full schedule and times. May 28-31, June 4-7 and 10-14. $20 general; $15 student, senior, Foothill employee; $10 OwlCard holder. Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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'My Fair Lady'
Broadway By the Bay will present "My Fair Lady," a musical theater adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" in which a phonetics professor seeks to turn a working-class girl into a debutante. June 5-21, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. (also, Saturday, June 13, 2 p.m.). $47-$69. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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'The Columnist'
Dragon Productions will offer up performances of "The Columnist," a new play by David Auburn about the powerful American political commentator, Joseph Alsop. The May 28 show is a pay-what-you-will preview. May 28-June 21, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $10-$35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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Urinetown: The Musical
The Los Altos Stage Company will offer a production of "Urinetown: The Musical," a satirical play by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis set in a fictional, drought-plagued future where citizens protest the government's ban on private toilets. See the website for specific dates. May 28-June 27, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
 

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'Fallen Angels'
TheatreWorks will offer a production directed by Robert Kelley of "Fallen Angels," a NoŽl Coward comedy about two married women who reconnect with a charming French lover. See website for specific times and dates. June 3-28. $53 adult; $43 senior, educator; $25 under age 30. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.