Jenny Lower

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  • 3 days ago | Theater

    Before the sun dawns on There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, written by Mickle Myers and directed by Ruth Silveira at Sacred Fools, the glorious stuff of clickbait headlines has already taken place. The evening before, two professors at a tiny li...

  • 25 days ago

    Audiences at the Pasadena Playhouse still haven’t quite gotten the hang of the panto. The British theatrical tradition, featuring classic fairy tales mashed up with topical jokes and hit pop songs, also is supposed to have booing, cheering and sho...

  • 1 month ago | Holidays

    Three years in, audiences at the Pasadena Playhouse still haven’t quite gotten the hang of the panto (as in “pantomime”), the interactive, 100 year-old theatrical tradition that sweeps the United Kingdom during the holidays. Pitched as an alternat...

  • 2 months ago | Theater

    Before the opening performance of La Víspera (The Eve) at 24th Street Theatre, a young man named Edgar translates the pre-show welcome into Spanish for the bilingual audience. When he stumbles over the Spanish word for “rehearsal,” a voice from th...

  • 2 months ago

    Originally penned by Alice Childress in 1966 but unproduced until 1972, Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black & White delivers a blistering indictment of the South’s anti-miscegenation laws against the backdrop of a deeply moving portrai...

  • 2 months ago

    Diana Son’s 1998 play about two women who are brutally attacked when they’re caught kissing in the early morning in New York’s West Village marks the Pasadena Playhouse directorial debut of the theater’s associate artistic director, Seema Sueko. W...