“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 »

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 www.parsonsnose.com 626-403-7667 The Comtesse She was the daughter of a Russian military man. Reportedly, he gave the order to burn …continue reading »