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 »

Our American Cousin!
April 1, 2015

We are delighted to end our 15th season with a seldom – seen British classic from the pen of Mr. Thomas Taylor. “Our American Cousin” was one of 100 plays that Taylor wrote in a long career that began as a player with the Cambridge University drama society and continued as editor of the famous …continue reading »

“Dey tink Deir Cheese don’t stink”
October 30, 2014

“Dey tink deir cheese don’t stink! Dey tink deir cheese don’t stink! Dey tink deir cheese smells like perfume. Dey tink deir cheese don’t stink!” “The Pied Piper of Hamlin“. One of our greatest stories. The legend of a German town that loses its children, who are led away by a mysterious “piper” to a …continue reading »

The Legend of the Pied piper opens November 1
October 22, 2014

“Your Children are the Most precious things you have! I know!” – the Piper Ukraine. Murietta. Baghdad… Hamlin. When did our leaders stop strapping on their armor and riding at the front of the battle, instead of voting yea or nay in a marble hall thousands of miles away? When did our fathers and mothers …continue reading »

hath not a jew eyes? the quality of mercy
October 1, 2014

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana In The Merchant of Venice, written in 1597, the young Shakespeare again performs his magic, taking elements from Italian tales and contemporary works (Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta) and giving his own spin. His Christians are not merciful heroes, and his …continue reading »

“I’ll never ever disobey you ever again, Maman. Maman…?”
April 5, 2014

Little Sophie’s Misfortunes Saturday. April 12 at 7 PM Sunday, April 13 at 3 PM Lineage Performing Arts, 89 S. Fair Oaks, 91105 Pay What You Will – Reservations, please, so we buy enough cookies 626-403-7667 The Comtesse She was the daughter of a Russian military man. Reportedly, he gave the order to burn …continue reading »

If it looks like a seagull and walks like a seagull…
March 17, 2014

I’ve never seen a production of Chekhov’s major plays that I’ve enjoyed. Granted, I haven’t seen that many. Robert Moulton’s production of “The Seagull”, the Guthrie’s “Uncle Vanya” in ’69, Interact Theater’s “Cherry Orchard”, to name several. All very earnest, respectable, but I wasn’t moved to either laughter or tears. At Parson’s Nose we had …continue reading »

The Algonquin Cat
February 5, 2014

The Algonquin Hotel, the home of the Rose Room, the home of The Round Table, is a New York and an American treasure. On East 44th Street, a few steps from the offices of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, it embodies New York individualism – ever elegant and yet off-beat. Years ago a great …continue reading »

As You Were: To Return to the Previous Position
January 7, 2014

Last year my sister Terry gave me a little grey book, “As You Were”, that had belonged to our father. He occasionally read from it to us and our sister, Eileen, when we were kids – poems like “Little Boy Blue” and stories like “Uncle Remus and the Tar Baby”. Now I look at it …continue reading »