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James Franco Is Returning to the Bay Area



    James Franco Is Returning to the Bay Area
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    Actor James Franco and actress Anne Hathaway introduce veteran actor Kirk Douglas on stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Was he high or wasn't he? You can get a first hand look at Bay Area actor gone Oscar host James Franco Monday.

    The Bay Area product will return to Palo Alto where he grew up Monday to watch a play based on his mother's "young adult" novel Metamorphosis, Junior Year.

    The story of difficulties teenagers deal with while growing up was written by the actor's mother and the audio book was recorded by Franco and his brother.

    The "Pineapple Express" star is also producing a documentary about the process of transforming the novel into a play.

    The play will be shown at the Palo Alto Children's Theatre on various dates and times in March. For more information, visit the city of Palo Alto's website.