Pasadena Playhouse to Premiere Above the Fold in 2014; Season Includes Smokey Joe's Café, French Stewart and More
By Kenneth Jones
Pasadena Playhouse's 2013-14 season, announced March 22, will include the world premiere of Bernard Weinraub's journalism drama Above the Fold, directed by Steve Robman. The season will also feature actor French Stewart as comedian Buster Keaton, a revival of the revue Smokey Joe's Café, a rare Noel Coward play and more.
In Above the Fold, to run Jan. 28-Feb. 23, "Jane, an African-American New York reporter, flies to a Southern university where four white fraternity boys have been accused of raping a young African-American woman," according to Pasadena notes. "Taking place amidst the shift from print to digital journalism, Above the Fold asks tough questions about the exploitation of tragedy, the cost of success and the dangers that come when ambition collides with truth."
The script received a HOTHOUSE at The Playhouse staged reading in 2012.
One production in the season will be named by artistic director Sheldon Epps at a later date.
Here's the Pasadena Playhouse 2013-14 season at a glance:
Smokey Joe's Café
Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton
A Song at Twilight
Artistic Director's Choice
The season will also include the added Christmas season attraction Panto at the Playhouse: Aladdin, a Lythgoe Family Production, Dec. 11-30, 2013. Expect "an updated version of the classic story, in the style of the traditional British family panto,' with comedy, contemporary songs, audience interaction and stars."
Subscriptions for the 2013-14 season will be available for purchase in April. The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA.
For more information, visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org.
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