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Yes, Pygmalion Is the Basis of My Fair Lady, But It's Way More Empowering for Women
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:31 p.m. by Jenny Lower
The basis for the much beloved, happily-ever-after musical My Fair Lady, George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play Pygmalion takes a much firmer tack on questions of class distinctions and female independence. Those themes, so dear to Shaw’s ...
Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 3 a.m. by Jenny Lower
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, c...
This Panto in Pasadena Stars Lucy Lawless and Has Game of Thrones and Tinder Jokes (GO!)
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:26 p.m. by Jenny Lower
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...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3 a.m. by Jenny Lower
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,...