Parson’s Nose Presents Molière’s Comedy The School for Wives, Translated and Adapted by Lance Davis January 30 – February 28, 2016

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Parson’s Nose Presents Molière’s Comedy The School for Wives,

Translated and Adapted by Lance Davis

January 30 – February 28, 2016


Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, continues its 16th Season with The School for Wives by Molière. This 90-minute production is based on an original translation and adaptation by Parson’s Nose Artistic Director, Lance Davis.


“Why now? Because we all need a good laugh! And as with classics, their themes still ring true today,” explains Mary Chalon, Director of The School for Wives. “This play is a flat-out comedy that pokes fun at the male assumption of superiority in 17th Century France, when manipulating old men thought themselves perfectly worthy of young brides. Monsieur Arnolphe goes so far as to create the perfect “blank page” for his bride. Does any of this sound familiar? That’s what the classics are about. But be assured Nature wins and true love triumphs!”


The Cast is lead by PNT’s Artistic Director, Lance Davis, in the lead role of Arnolphe. Davis’ lengthy career includes productions at prestigious theaters from The Guthrie to Broadway. Making their Parson’s Nose debuts, Aidan Rees and Matt Franta play lovers Agnes and Horace. The cast is rounded out with PNT Company Members Marisa Chandler (Georgette), James Calvert (Alain), and John Harnagel (Chrysalde).The design team includes costume design by Holly Willaume and set design by Jen Orsini.


Parson’s Nose Theater’s 2015-16 Season continues with The School for Wives by Molière, Preview: January 30, 2016, Performs: January 31 – February 28, Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 3pm. No performances February 7, 20, or 27.


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


Parson’s Nose Theater presents The School for Wives 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: Molière’s The School for Wives



Translated & 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, January 30 at 7:00pm (Preview)

Sunday, January 31 at 3:00pm (Opening)

Saturday, February 6 at 7:00pm

Saturday, February 13 at 7:00pm*

Sunday, February 14 at 3:00pm

Sunday, February 21 at 3:00pm

Sunday, February 28 at 3:00pm

No performances February 7th, 20th, or 27th  

*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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