Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Brian Brophy’


Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms

Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms
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A woodcutter, a thief, a young woman, and a samurai meet by an ancient gate among the cherry blossoms. One event. Four different stories. Artistic Director Brian Brophy and the Caltech Players (who just put on Little Shop of Horrors) brings Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s film Rashōmon to the Under the Oaks Theater at Descanso […]

Check “Mate” at Caltech Opens Friday

Check “Mate” at Caltech Opens Friday

“He could beat any man, until he met a woman.” So goes the slogan for Mate, a play about former Pasadena resident and world chess champion Bobby Fischer. In 1960, young chess phenomenon, 17-year-old Bobby Fischer traveled to Buenos Aires to compete. While there, he became intimate with a woman for the first time. Fischer […]

The TACIT Rover at Caltech

The TACIT Rover at Caltech

Not an interstellar rover, like you might expect from Caltech, but a theatrical production. TACIT, or Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology, led by Brian Brophy, regularly puts on good shows. Next up is The Rover, written in 1667 by Aphra Behn, England’s first professional female playwright, who was also a spy. This […]

The Three Musketeers of Caltech

The Three Musketeers of Caltech

Brian Brophy and his merry band of Caltech thespians are at it again, this time with a fast-paced and fun adaptation of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, a classic of adventure, male camaraderie, and swashbuckling (indeed, Wikipedia displays a picture of D’Artagnan and co. on its “swashbuckler” page. In case you were curious). Like all productions […]

Life of Galileo

Life of Galileo

This month Theater Arts at Caltech present Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo. Tackling the conflict between dogmatism and scientific evidence, Brecht’s play takes place during the latter period of Galileo’s life, when the great philosopher was being persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for the promulgation of his scientific discoveries. The production is directed by […]

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