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Suzy Nakamura to be Featured in Reading of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at The Pasadena Playhouse


The Pasadena Playhouse (Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director) continues it FOUR BY TENN: A Tennessee Williams READING SERIES in celebration of Tennessee Williams with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Performed in association with East West Players and directed by Snehal Desai, the reading will feature Suzy Nakamura of ABC's DR. KEN as Mae Pollitt. Also joining Nakamura are Laura Kai Chen, Ryun Yu, C.S. Lee, Amy Hill, Dana Lee, Jenapher Zheng, Greg Watanabe and Anil Kumar Bhardwarj. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will be read on Monday, March 13 at 8:00 PM at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena).

FOUR BY TENN kicked off last month with THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA featuring Alison Pill and Thomas Sadosky, directed by Jessica Kubzansky, and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, performed by members of Antaeus Theatre Company, directed by John Sloan.

The reading series will conclude with THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE, directed by Diane Rodriguez and performed by members of HERO Theatre on Monday, March 20 at 8:00 PM.

The Pasadena Playhouse began its celebration of Tennessee Williams last month with the inaugural PlayWorks development production GOD LOOKED AWAY starring Al Pacino and Judith Light. The new play is an ode to Williams at the end of his career. The theater presenTEd Williams' World Premieres You Touched Me in 1943 and The Purification in 1944. The Playhouse also presented Tennessee's West Coast Premiere of Stairs to the Roof in 1945. During the run of GOD LOOKED AWAY, patrons can visit the theater's Georgia T. McClay Friendship Center to see the free exhibit celebrating the life of the great playwright Tennessee Williams.

FOUR BY TENN: A Tennessee Williams READING SERIES will be held at The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino, Pasadena. All tickets are $20 and seating is general admission. Student ticket rate is $15 and is available the night of the performance at the Box Office. Tickets to FOUR BY TENN may be purchased at The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, 39 S El Molino Avenue, online at or by phone at 626-356-7529.


GOD LOOKED AWAY is written by Dotson Rader and directed by Robert Allan Ackerman. In addition to Pacino and Light, the new play also stars Takuma Anzai, Kevin Bailey, Garrett Clayton, Andrew Dits, Matt Gottlieb, Alexa Hamilton, Eddy Rioseco and Miles Gaston Villanueva.

GOD LOOKED AWAY plays now through March 19, 2017. Tickets to GOD LOOKED AWAY may be purchased at The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, 39 S El Molino Avenue, online at or by phone at 626-356-7529.

Ticket prices range from $25 - $135. Premium tickets are available for $199. The running time for GOD LOOKED AWAY is 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission. This development production contains mature content.

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