“The Too Learned Ladies”
January 9, 2018

Rehearsal “Too Learned Ladies” at Parson’s Nose Abbey. Paul Perri, Hannah Mae Sturges, John Rafter Lee, Jill Rogosheske, Frazier Perez-Yadon, Kyla Schoer, Dorothy Brooks “The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.” – JBP “Les Femmes Savantes” was written and performed by Jean Baptiste Poquelin (Moliere) in 1672, just a year before …continue reading »

PNT Radio Nights!
September 12, 2017

“ANNCR: Once again, we bring you “The Romance of Helen Trent”, who sets out to prove for herself what so many women long to prove – that because a woman is 35 or more, romance in life need not be over – that romance can live in life at 35 and after.” In keeping with …continue reading »

“A Handbag?!!” Notes on “Earnest”
May 31, 2017

Oscar Wilde was a glorious comet across the literary night sky of Victorian England. His parents were Anglo-Irish, but his mother wrote fiercely pro – Irish poetry (“The Famine Year”) He was highly-educated and moved easily, wittily and flamboyantly through London society. He was a champion of the “Aesthetic Movement“, a reaction to the Utilitarianism …continue reading »

“I Remember Mama” – A Story of Immigrants
April 27, 2017

A PNT Readers’ Theater presentation Saturday, May 13 at 7; Sunday, May 14 at 2. When we were growing up in Philadelphia in the 1950s there was a very popular TV show, “Mama”, that we never missed. Perhaps because our own mother had died and we instinctively reached out for any story about a family. …continue reading »

“Where the heck did Parson’s Nose go?”
April 2, 2017

What the heck is going on at Parson’s Nose? Well, a great deal, actually, and it’s all good! You all know that we finally found our home, after sixteen gypsy years on the road, setting up and taking down for each performance, whether at Pasadena Playhouse, Lineage Dance, Pacific Asia, The Geffen, Interact, Fremont Center, …continue reading »

“Business? Mankind was my business!”
December 12, 2015

Death. The inevitability no one wants to meet, but in the backs of our minds is always there. When and where, no one knows. But we get an occasional glimpse at “the other side”. Dickens, in his Christmas Carol, gives us yet another warning – if the major religions haven’t sunk in – that it’s …continue reading »

George Bernard Shaw’s “Androcles And the Lion”
October 25, 2015

The mischievous, Irish genius George Bernard Shaw couldn’t occupy all of the soapboxes at London’s Hyde Park Speakers’ Corner at the same time – so he wrote plays. Each of his characters articulates one of his views, and his plays give them a forum. And as a wily playwright who knows the limitations of  prolonged …continue reading »

The Parson’s Noseletter! Our 16th Season!
September 23, 2015

Trumpet, please! Join us! Six delightful comedies you should know! In our convivial, professional, 90 minute, broad-stroke style! September: Our 2015 Fundraiser “A Taste of Shakespeare” at the home of Dr. Mario and Therese Molina, was a huge, fun success. Thanks to all who came and who helped make it possible, especially Mary Chalon, Kim …continue reading »