Parson’s Nose Concludes their 16th Season with As You Were: Stories and Songs for GIs in WWII an original production by Lance Davis

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Parson’s Nose Concludes their 16th Season with 

As You Were: Stories and Songs for GIs in WWII

an original production by Lance Davis


April 16 –May 8


Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, concludes its 16th Season with As You Were: Stories and Songs for GIs in WWII. This 90-minute show is an original production from Artistic Director, Lance Davis, based on a 1943 “knapsack” book of American tales.


“These are American works the critic Alexander Woollcott put into a book for our troops in World War II, “ says Davis. “It’s a sampling of great American writing, including stories that are funny, touching, and inspiring. Picture a 20 year old, far from home, sitting in a trench or hospital and being reminded of why he or she was fighting, through the works of Twain, Whitman, and O. Henry. They’re works that deserve to be known and celebrated by all Americans, especially in these times.”


Adapted works include “The Duke and the Dauphin Come Aboard” by Mark Twain, “Address Unknown” by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor, “The Skylight Room” by O. Henry, and songs from the era.


Parson’s Nose will be holding a book drive in conjunction with their performances of As You Were to donate books to men and women currently serving in the U.S. Military.


All stage adaptations are by Artistic Director, Lance Davis. The As You Were company includes Lance Davis, James Calvert, Marisa Chandler, Jill Rogosheske, Barry Gordon, Paul Perri, and Eric Babb. Costumes by Holly Willaume. Set by Jen Orsini.



Parson’s Nose Theater’s 2015-16 Season concludes with As You Were: Stories and Songs for GIs in WWII. Preview: April 16, 2016, Performs: April 17 – May 8, Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 3pm.


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


Parson’s Nose Theater presents As You Were: Stories and Songs for GIs in WWII 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: As You Were: Stories for GIs in WWII



An original production by Lance Davis including the works of Mark Twain, Kathrine Kressmann Taylor, and O. Henry.

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, April 16 at 7:00pm (Preview)

Sunday, April 17 at 3:00pm (Opening)

Saturday, April 23 at 7:00pm

Sunday, April 24 at 3:00pm

Saturday, April 30 at 7:00pm*

Sunday, May 1 at 3:00pm

Saturday, May 7 at 7:00pm

Sunday, May 8 at 3:00pm

*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 critically-acclaimed, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 professional theater organization dedicated to “introducing classic theater to contemporary audiences.” We emphasize language, story and actor, in the broad-stroke tradition of the Italian “commedia dell arte,” preparing audiences for future, full length productions of the world’s finest classical works. Our company of actors, directors, and designers with credits including Broadway, film, and television, is among the finest in Los Angeles. In our fifteen seasons we have introduced classical comedies to over 68,000 Angelenos. 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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