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Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author
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“This season is themed ‘breaking and entering’,” states A Noise Within co-director Geoff Elliott. “And if there is any one play that of the six from the fall and the spring that so totally fits and falls right into that theme, it would be Six Characters in Search of an Author because these are characters […]

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

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

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 […]

Amanda Plummer’s Little Heart

Amanda Plummer’s Little Heart

She was a Sister of Immaculate Heart. She questioned authority, even within her own religion. She studied, taught, created, and “changed the course of modern art.¹ Sister Mary Corita Kent’s pop-inspired serigraphs made her known internationally, and transformed the small art department at Immaculate Heart College into a global center for design and printmaking.² In […]

Waterfall

Waterfall

A Tony Award nominee. A Tony Award winner. An Academy Award winner. Waterfall has quite a pedigree. This musical has its world premier at the Pasadena Playhouse—with choreography by Tony Award-nominee Dan Knechtges (Xanadu, Lysistrata Jones), lyrics by Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Miss Saigon), and music by Academy Award and two-time Grammy […]

In Depth: “Untethered” by Julia Edwards

In Depth: “Untethered” by Julia Edwards

Last Friday was opening night of Untethered, a new play by local Julia Edwards. She was kind enough to find the time to answer our questions…   HP: Untethered is described as “a wacky new love story—not the Hallmark variety—the messy, screwing up, begging for mercy kind.” Where did the source story for Untethered come […]

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 […]

Diana Son’s Stop Kiss

Diana Son’s Stop Kiss

“It’s that rare play that gives the audience something complicated to think about rather than trying to spoon feed them all of the answers,” writes TCDailyPlanet‘s Matthew Everett regarding Diana Son’s play Stop Kiss. He also writes that it’s “funny, romantic, and sweet—this, despite the fact that half the play is dealing with the aftermath of a violent act […]

In a Word, Hillary & Clinton

In a Word, Hillary & Clinton

A so-called “on-the-road comedy with a jazz soul” is called Mad Beat Hip & Gone. (Do we need to be trippin’ to understand that title?) Your Name Will Follow You Home has such elements as Charlie Chaplin, the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 50’s B-monster movies, and “fake” Latinos. Greek myth meets East L.A. in Mojada: […]

Don Quixote and Snow White

Don Quixote and Snow White

As a member of the Shanghai Ballet she was awarded Best Ballerina of pas de deux in 1988, and, along with Shi Hui, Zhang Li won the Gold Prize of pas de deux in the 7th France Classic Dance (Ballet) Championship. In 1993, Li and her husband opened Li’s Ballet Studio and this weekend their troupe will […]

Antony and Cleopatra Kiss Away Kingdoms

Antony and Cleopatra Kiss Away Kingdoms

There is a line midway through Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra that neatly sums up the plot: “We have kiss’d away kingdoms and provinces.” Recently added to A Noise Within’s inaugural season, Antony and Cleopatra takes full advantage of the new theater, conjuring Imperial Rome, luxurious Egypt, and battles on land and sea. But the real […]

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