Parson's Nose to Open THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE, 2/8
Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed "classical comedy" theater company led by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, opens their full production of "The Algonquin Round Table" this Saturday, February 8th at 7pm.
"You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think." - Dorothy Parker
Take a trip back to East 44th Street in New York in the 1920s. Sophistication and wicked humor reign during the Golden Era of the New Yorker. Adapted by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, Parson's Nose presents a staged version of James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", Robert Benchley's "The Treasurer's Report", selected works by Dorothy Parker, and "But Not For Me" by George & Ira Gershwin.
"At Parson's Nose we celebrate the classics. 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' was written in 1939 by James Thurber, a key member of the Algonquin Round Table," says Mr. Davis. "If they'd been alive in the 1920s, Tina Fey and Steven Colbert would have had lunch at the round table in the dining room of Frank Case's Algonquin Hotel on 44th Street in Manhattan. So would Aaron Sorkin, David Ives and Trey Parker. It was where the hip, young writers from Broadway, the Harvard Lampoon, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, flamed brightly. That light had diminished somewhat by The Crash of 1929, as they left for Hollywood, but they still cherished the roots of their literary youth. Their names are legendary in the annals of American Humor: Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, Robert Benchley, George S. Kauffman, and Ogden Nash, are but a few. Come join us for an experience of laughter, elegance and wit."
Four performances only.
Parson's Nose Theater's 2013-14 Season continues with The Algonquin Round Table. Saturdays, February 8th and 15th at 7pm, Sundays, February 9th and 16th at 3pm. Running time appx. 90 minutes including intermission.
Parson's Nose Theater performs at Lineage Performing Arts Center located at 89 South Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105
Parson's Nose Theater productions are "Pay What You Will" ($20 Suggested). Reservations may be made online at www.parsonsnose.com or by calling 626-403-7667. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Ages 12+ suggested.