George Bernard Shaw’s Androcles and the Lion Opens at Parson’s Nose Theater This Weekend October 31-November 22, 2015

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George Bernard Shaw’s Androcles and the Lion 

Opens at Parson’s Nose Theater This Weekend

October 31-November 22, 2015


Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, will open George Bernard Shaw’s Androcles and the Lion, this Saturday, October 31st at 7:00pm. This is Shaw’s whimsical retelling of Aesop’s fable, adapted into a 60-minute production by Artistic Director Lance Davis.


“In Androcles and the Lion, Shaw takes Aesop’s fable and spins it into a discussion about religion, the state, animal rights and martyrdom, complete with a waltzing lion,” explains Mr. Davis. “Christians await their fate in the Coliseum, in a Rome that is very much like London. They have just enough time for Shaw to ask us, ‘What would you happily die for?’”


The Cast features Barry Gordon as Androcles and Ian Sproul as The Lion. Completing the cast are company members Jill Rogosheske as Meghaera, Marisa Chandler as Lavinia, James Calvert as Captain, Paul Perri as Ferrovius, John Harnagel as Caesar, and Lance Davis as Centurion. The design team includes sound and lighting design by Angie Vaughn, costume design by Holly Willaume, and set design by Jen Orsini.


Parson’s Nose Theater’s 2015-16 Season opens with Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw, October 31–November 22, 2015. Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 3pm. No performances November 1st or 15th.


Parson’s Nose Theater performs at Lineage Performing Arts Center located at 89 South Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105


Parson’s Nose Theater presents Androcles and the Lion as part of their Full Production Series. All performances are “Pay What You Will” ($5-$25) and reservations may be made online at or by calling 626-403-7667. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but advanced phone reservations are strongly encouraged. Ages 12+.


Calendar Listing: George Bernard Shaw’s Androcles and the Lion


ANDROCLES AND THE LION by George Bernard Shaw

Adapted by Lance Davis

Performances at Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105

Parson’s Nose Theater Office, 1325 Monterey Rd., South Pasadena, CA 91030



Saturday, October 31 at 7:00pm (Opening)

Saturday, November 7 at 7:00pm*

Sunday, November 8 at 3:00pm

Saturday, November 14 at 7:00pm

Saturday, November 21 at 7:00pm

Sunday, November 22 at 3:00pm

No performances November 1st or 15th

*denotes post-show Q&A


Tickets and Information:


Phone: 626-403-7667

Prices: Pay What You Will ($5-$25)

Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or at the door. Reservations Encouraged. Ages 12+.


About Parson’s Nose Theater


Parson’s Nose Theater is a non-profit, 501(c)3 theater company located in Pasadena, CA dedicated to introducing classical theater to modern audiences. Through condensed adaptations of the works of Shakespeare, Molière, Shaw, Goldoni, Goldsmith and more, lives of the old, young, and in-between are enriched with this introduction to the works of some of the greatest writers who’ve ever lived. Productions are presented in a fun, commedia dell-arte style that makes them both engaging and easy to understand. Parson’s Nose believes the classics are stories that have endured because they speak illuminating truths to each generation. The joys and problems of 17th Century parents and children form a bridge to the 21st. Parson’s Nose takes pride that no one is ever turned away from attending a production because they could not afford a ticket. Parson’s Nose is the only company in America devoted to this new way of experiencing the classics.

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