Parson's Nose to Present THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE, Begin. 2/8
"If all the girls at the Yale prom were laid end to end I wouldn't be a bit surprised." - Dorothy Parker
"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 Lance Davis, Artistic Director of Parson's Nose Theater. "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."
The production of these works has been created and adapted by Parson's Nose Artistic Director, Lance Davis. The Parson's Nose Company will include Lance Davis, Marisa Chandler, Jill Rogosheske, Barry Gordon, James Calvert, and Afton Jillian.
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.