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, though this week’s play is maybe a little heavy for the single digit set. They used to put on shows at Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters, but have recently moved to a new location, the Lineage Performing Arts Center on Fair Oaks.
The show this week is The Summoning of Everyman, a 15th century allegory: God sends Death to audit the moral account books of Everyman, who represents… anyone want to take a stab at this one? On Everyman’s way to his tax hearing with Death, he hangs out with an enigmatic, opaque cast of characters with names like Good, Discretion, Beauty, Wisdom, and Moo Cow.* Nothing says Thanksgiving like an inquiry into the necessary conditions of salvation.
As usual, shows are Saturday night and Friday at noon, the “lunchtime series,” during which eating is encouraged. Starting this week, you can order a picnic lunch from Elements Café in advance—just mention them when you RSVP. They’re right next door.
Parson’s Nose: The Summoning of Everyman
Friday, November 26, 12 p.m.
Saturday, November 27, 7 p.m.
Lineage Performing Arts Center
89 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena
RSVP to 626.403.7667 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*There is no Moo Cow.