Snortland. It sounds like some hipster band or a documentary about widespread cocaine use in the 80s, but no, it’s a person: Ellen Snortland, a long-time Pasadena Weekly writer who also acts and performs. She has quite a webpage. She also has a play, Now That She’s Gone, which is about her tragicomic (emphasis on the comic) relationship with her mother. It’s showing soon at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in a truncated format—one hour—which is being given a test run this weekend at the Coffee Gallery.
Now That She’s Gone, written and performed by Ellen Snortland
Thursday, July 21, 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 5:30 p.m.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena
$7.50 – $15; brownpapertickets.com; 626.798.8421