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Parson’s Nose Theater continues their 2014-15 Season with Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

by Pasadena Independent
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Parsons Nose A Christmas Carol

-Photo courtesy of www.parsonsnose.com
Saturday, December 20th to Sunday, December 21st

Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, continues its 15th Season with Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” opening Saturday, December 20th. Adapted by Artistic Director Lance Davis, this 75-minute performance is presented as a part of the theater’s “Pay What You Will” Readers’ Theater Series.
“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 to savor. His description of Scrooge’s house, so lonely, as if it had gotten lost while playing hide and seek with all the other houses; of the bustling of the grocer’s shops, and the crisp snow-covered evening; all told with his genius, a celebration of the English language. He makes you feel like roasting chestnuts, right here in Pasadena.”
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens (Adapted by Lance Davis)
Performances at Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105
Parson’s Nose Theater Office, 1325 Monterey Rd., South Pasadena, CA 91030
Dates:
Saturday, December 20 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 21 at 3:00pm
Tickets and Information:
Website: www.parsonsnose.com
Phone: 626-403-7667
Prices: Pay What You Will
Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or at the door. Reservations necessary. Limit four persons per reservation. Ages 12+.
About Parson’s Nose Theater:
Parson’s Nose Theater is a non-profit, 501(c)3 theater company located in Pasadena, CA dedicated to introducing classical theater to modern audiences. Through condensed adaptations of the works of Shakespeare, Molière, Shaw, Goldoni, Goldsmith and more, lives of the old, young, and in-between are enriched with this introduction to the works of some of the greatest writers who’ve ever lived. Productions are presented in a fun, commedia dell-arte style that makes them both engaging and easy to understand. Parson’s Nose believes the classics are stories that have endured because they speak illuminating truths to each generation. The joys and problems of 17th Century parents and children form a bridge to the 21st.
Parson’s Nose Theater was founded in 2000 by Lance Davis and Mary Chalon Davis. After previous relationships with InterACT Theater and The Geffen Playhouse, Parson’s Nose took up residency at Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. Parson’s Nose takes pride in paying actors above the Actors Equity requirements because they believe artists should be paid appropriately for their talents. To date, Parson’s Nose has introduced approximately sixty-five fun, condensed, professional presentations of thirty-two comedies to over 60,000 kids and adults. Parson’s Nose takes pride that no one is ever turned away from attending a production because they could not afford a ticket. Parson’s Nose is the only company in America devoted to this new way of experiencing the classics.
Parson’s Nose Founder and Artistic Director, Lance Davis, is a classically and comically trained actor who spent over twenty years working in New York. A guest teaching opportunity brought Lance to Los Angeles where he quickly realized that many students had little, if any, experience with live theater, and none with live classical theater. Many of his own friends admitted that they too never experienced Shakespeare or other classical theater out of fear they wouldn’t understand it. With the help of his wife, Mary Chalon Davis, and the generosity of Terry Perl, they founded Parson’s Nose Theater in 2000 to inspire the young and reward the old, by developing in them an appetite that would lead to further exploration of the unique art form, ‘Theater.’

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