Parson's Nose Theater to Continue Season with CLASSICS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT, 10/12-13
Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company led by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, continues its 14th Season with "Classics that go Bump in the Night", including Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", Stephen Vincent Benet's "The Devil and Daniel Webster", and Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery", opening Saturday, October 12th.
American classic authors at their spooky, autumnal best, Edgar Allan Poe takes us to a bone-filled wine cellar far below Venetian streets in "The Cask of Amontillado". Stephen Vincent Benet pitches America's greatest lawyer against the Prince of Darkness for a New Englander's soul in "The Devil and Daniel Webster", and a sunny American town shows a much, much darker side in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery".
Adapted by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, these tantalizing stories are brought to life with the same fun and reverence that Parson's Nose brings to Shaw and Molière. Mr. Davis said, "Three American classics celebrate that time of year when we love to be frightened. Winds blowing, leaves rustling, fires lit for storytelling. I used to visit Poe's grave in Baltimore before it was "gentrified", a cracked, grey crypt in a forgotten, weed-covered churchyard. His genius shines in a simple tale of revenge, below the streets of Venice. Benet gives us the ultimate American hero, taking on the Devil himself in post-Civil War New Hampshire. And Shirley Jackson's tale of a small American town's macabre ritual caused the greatest response in New Yorker Magazine's history. Join us. You'll stop at a bookstore on your way home. I promise."
Parson's Nose Theater's 2013-14 Season continues with The Middle Class Nobleman by Molière, November 8-10, 15-17, and 22-24, 2013.
Parson's Nose Theater performs at Lineage Performing Arts Center located at 89 South Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105
Parson's Nose Theater presents "Classics that go Bump in the Night" as part of their Readers' Theater Series. Readers' Theater Series productions are rehearsed staged readings, omitting props and set pieces, to carry the audience through story by means of language and acting. All performances are "Pay What You Will" and reservations may be made online at www.parsonsnose.com or by calling 626-403-7667. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Parson's Nose Theater believes that everyone should have the opportunity to hear these wonderful works of literature, and takes pride that no one is ever turned away from a PNT show because they couldn't afford a ticket.