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Playtime. Stage Time. Parson’s, Boston & A Noise Within.

Playtime. Stage Time. Parson’s, Boston & A Noise Within.
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Keeping it light. Keeping it real. Parson’s Nose Theater announces its 2015-2016 Season. Known for making classical works easy to digest and fun, Parson’t Nose continues to offer an exciting line-up to introduce audiences, young and old alike, to “the greats.” Classical works by playwrights such as Shakespeare, Moliere, and Shaw are adapted, and by […]

A “Sockdologizing Old Mantrap”

A “Sockdologizing Old Mantrap”

In the season finale at Parson’s Nose, the company has cast its varied talents into Tom Taylor’s three-act play, Our American Cousin, written in 1852. The play is a farcical comedy whose plot is based on the introduction of an awkward, boorish American to his aristocratic English relatives. It premiered at Laura Keene’s Theatre in […]

The Madwoman of Chaillot

The Madwoman of Chaillot

How relevant when one considers the insidious, infectious elements of current society—the “now, me, and more” constituency—a story about a  woman considered mad, eccentric, and an idealist who would prefer to live in a happy, beautiful world, yet finds herself among men of power who are willing to destroy a precious jewel, the city of […]

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

Ah, the beautiful Rosina! Ah, the handsome Count Almaviva! Ugh, the slimy old Doctor Bartholo! Ha, the scurrilous servant Figaro! “Gold, Monsieur, is the lubricant of mischief!” Dr. Bartholo, the old physician, entraps his ward, the beautiful Rosina, conniving to wed her for her fortune. Enter the humble and handsome Count Almaviva and his mischievous […]

The Klutzes and the Butzes

The Klutzes and the Butzes

“Anything like the sound of a rat/Makes my heart go pit-a-pat!” So says the Mayor of Hamelin in Brunswick in Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Just as the Mayor shudders and squirms, a knock is heard upon the door… And in did come the strangest figure! His queer long coat from heel to […]

A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ Words

A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ Words

Parson’s Nose Theater shall read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Lance Davis has adapted this classic tale into a 75-minute performance to enahnce the author’s words. “I’ve tried to highlight the marvelous descriptions Dickens gives us,” says Davis. “We usually miss it in productions. That stuff we skipped over in high school, but now have time […]

What’s On the Nose & What’s at Court

What’s On the Nose & What’s at Court

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Molière) is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. “The quick paced dialogue, the running gags, obsessive characters, political statements, all came from Molière,” says Lance Davis, founder and Artistic Director of the Parson’s Nose Company, which will be performing The Middle Class Nobleman. “He added the […]

A Christmas Carol with Parson’s Nose

A Christmas Carol with Parson’s Nose

In the Spirit of Christmas, Parson’s Nose is presenting three (3!) “pay what you will” performances of their one hour (“and a bit”) version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” As always, the adaptation is by the Parson’s Nose Artistic Director, Lance Davis, and is suitable for the whole family. A wintry evening of wine, […]

The Perilous Streets of Pasadena

The Perilous Streets of Pasadena

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 have recently […]

Cendrillon at Parson’s Nose

Cendrillon at Parson’s Nose

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 have recently […]

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