The mission of the wonderfully named Parson’s Nose Productions is to introduce “classic theater to family audiences,” through original one-hour adaptations of dramatic masterpieces. These staged readings are designed to be both smart enough for grownups and boisterous enough for kids. They used to put on shows at Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters, but moved a while back to the Lineage Performing Arts Center on Fair Oaks.
All this month it’s The Perilous Streets of Pasadena, a relocation of Dion Boucicault’s 1857 melodrama, The Streets of New York, from the Big Apple to the Crown City—with a few adjustments to the character’s names. There’s an evil banker who goes by the name of Bogaard, for example. There will be lots of hissing and cheering. “I’d sue them if I wasn’t laughing so hard,” Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard reportedly remarked.
Parson’s Nose: The Perilous Streets of Pasadena
Matinees at 2 p.m.: November 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Saturdays at 7 p.m.: November 12, 19, 26
Lineage Performing Arts Center
89 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena
$20 / $10 students and seniors; Parsonsnose.com
RSVP to 626.403.7667 or firstname.lastname@example.org