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Major Barbara

Major Barbara
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A bomb-maker, a classics professor, and a female evangelist walk into a bar… This is the tease for Explicit’s newest production Major Barbara written by George Bernard Shaw. Major Barbara is described as one of Shaw’s “discussion plays” (SparkNotes). Andrew Undershaft is a military industrialist, Adolphus Cusins is a Greek scholar, and Barbara is Undershaft’s daughter […]

Gobble Up

Gobble Up

Caltech Professor Emeritus Oscar Mandel is said to write with an ironic wit. His new book, Otherwise Fables, is scheduled to be released in April and will be published by Pasadena’s own Prospect Park Books. A selection of stories from the book has been adapted into a theatrical production titled Gobble Up Stories, which shall be […]

Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms

Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms

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 […]

It’s Horrors at Caltech

It’s Horrors at Caltech

“Musical theater triumphantly returns to Caltech” the press release says. The object of this praise is the upcoming Little Shop of Horrors, which opens this Friday, February 22nd. Caltech theater always seems to be a whole community endeavor. Not only are there current undergrad and graduate students involved, but Caltech alumna Miranda Stewart is the […]

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 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 […]

Theatrical Robots at Caltech

Theatrical Robots at Caltech

True story: The word robot comes from the Czech word robota, which means “labor,” specifically forced labor, of the kind a serf would do. The word made its first appearance in 1921, in a play called R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek, whose brother, Josef, coined the term. The play is all about fun […]

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