Parson’s Nose Presents Little Sophie’s Misfortunes: A Cautionary Tale, A Readers’ Theater Series Performance Saturday, April 12th to Sunday, April 13th

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This Weekend Only, Parson’s Nose Presents Little Sophie’s Misfortunes: A Cautionary Tale,

A Readers’ Theater Series Performance

Saturday, April 12th to Sunday, April 13th


Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT) presents Little Sophie’s Misfortunes: A Cautionary Tale this weekend to conclude their 2013-14 Season. This performance is being presented as a part of their Readers’ Theater Series.


“I found them about a year ago, and I must say I was immediately attracted to their slightly perverse Edward Gorey feel,” says Artistic Director, Lance Davis. “Little Sophie’s Misfortunes is a translation and adaptation for theater, of a novel written in 1858 by Russian-born, Sofiya Rostopchina, Comtesse de Ségur, Little Sophie is a headstrong little girl who has “self control” issues, refusing to make the obedient choice and suffering disastrous consequences. Whether the good Comtesse mined experiences from her own childhood or from her eight children doesn’t matter. They are universal, classic, and worthy of being placed next to The Baltimore Catechism and Roald Dahl. I love to think of the Comtesse sitting quietly in her writing room, hearing the distant screams of children and nannies from another wing, and quilling the next adventure of her heroine.


The Comtesse de Ségur called her tales “cautionary”. For whom? The children…or us? Join us for our season finale!”


Parson’s Nose Theater’s 2013-14 Season concludes with Little Sophie’s Misfortunes, April 12th at 7pm and April 13th at 3pm. Running time appx. 90 minutes including intermission. Appropriate ages 9+.


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


Parson’s Nose Readers Theater performances are offered as “Pay What You Will”. Reservations may be made online at or by calling 626-403-7667. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.


Little Sophie’s Misfortunes is sponsored in part by an Anonymous Donation, The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the J. Mario Molina Family Foundation.



Calendar Listing: “Little Sophie’s Misfortunes”



By Comtesse de Ségur, Translated and Adapted by Lance Davis

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

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



Saturday, April 12 at 7:00pm

Sunday, April 13 at 3:00pm


Tickets and Information:


Phone: 626-403-7667

Prices: Pay What You Will

Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or at the door.


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. Founded in 2000 by Lance Davis and Mary Chalon Davis, Parson’s Nose has introduced approximately sixty-five fun, condensed, professional presentations of thirty-two comedies to over 65,000 kids and adults. Productions are presented in a fun, commedia dell-arte style that makes them both engaging and easy to understand. Parson’s Nose is the only company in America devoted to this new way of experiencing the classics.


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