The Knightsbridge Theatre has scheduled three new productions this fall, as part of its 2000-2001 repertory season. One is a world premiere—Dickens' Ghost Stories—the other two are revivals (To Kill a Mockingbird, The Changeling). All three are offerings from the National American Shakespeare Company, headed by J.P. Stachura.
Dickens' Ghost Stories, which runs through Nov. 12, was adapted by David J. Preece from some of Dickens' short stories, with Paul Duff directing. Dickens was fascinated with ghost stories, having been introduced to them at an early age by Mary Weller, the family nursemaid. She was thirteen and Charles was five when she came to the Dickens household.
Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's The Changeling runs Oct. 14-Nov. 19, with Amanda Karr directing. The Jacobean age of theatre, following on Shakespeare, was known for its violence, sexuality and blood—and for its mordant humor. Karr directed The Miracle Worker for Knightsbridge earlier this year. To Kill a Mockingbird, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergie, will open Oct. 20 for a one-month run. Directed by Roxanne Barker, the play features Adam Diugolecki (seen more than once at the Knightsbridge as Tiny Tim), Robert Craig, Jeff Pullen and Allen Eaton.
Knightsbridge Theatre, Pasadena is located at 35 S. Raymond Ave. For tickets and information call (626) 440-0821.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent