Parson’s Nose Theater Presents Molière’s Comedy The Too Learned Ladies
Previews: February 2, 3, and 9, 2018
Runs: February 10 – March 4, 2018
Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedy theater company, continues their 2017-18 season with Molière’s comedy The Too Learned Ladies, opening Saturday, February 10th. This is the world-premiere of a new 70-minute adaptation by Artistic Director, Lance Davis.
“We will define wit! We will decide what is humorous!”
“Fakery appears in every culture, in every era”, says PNT Producing Director Lance Davis, “On the one hand we love the ‘rascal’ who lives by his wits, on the other we live in fear of the villain who robs us blind under our very noses. In Les Femmes Savantes – The Too Learned Ladies in my translation – Molière pokes fun at our pathetic willingness to be duped. Philaminte Parnell’s desperate need to gain acceptance in Paris intellectual society puts her under the spell of the charlatan Professor Trissotin, who plays her and her ‘sisters’ like a harp, endangering the happiness of her own daughter.
“Molière’s short, sharp satire of Paris society is especially relevant today, when we’re all too eager to run blindly down the path to our own undoing. Again, a classic written in 1672 speaks to us, makes us think, and laugh at our own weakness.”
The cast of The Too Learned Ladies includes Dorothy Brooks, James Calvert, Lance Davis, John Rafter Lee, Frazier Perez-Yadon, Paul Perri, Jill Rogosheske, Kyla Schoer, and Hannah Mae Sturges. Davis also wrote the adaptation and is directing.
Parson’s Nose Theater presents Molière’s The Too Learned Ladies, Previews: February 2, 3, and 9, Runs: February 10 – March 4, 2018. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. Post-show Q&A’s will be held with the cast after performances on February 17th and 23rd.
Parson’s Nose Theater presents The Too Learned Ladies as part of their Full Production Series. Ticket prices are $30 for Adults, $20 for Seniors, $15 for Students. Reservations online at www.parsonsnose.com or by calling 626-403-7667. Preview Performances are Pay What You Will. Ages 12+.
Calendar Listing: The Too Learned Ladies by Molière
THE TOO LEARNED LADIES by Molière
Adapted & Directed by Lance Davis
Performances at The Parson’s Nose Abbey, 95 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Entrance on Holly.
Preview: Friday, February 2nd at 8:00pm
Preview: Saturday, February 3rd at 3:00pm
Preview: Friday, February 9th at 8:00pm
Opening, February 10th at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 11th at 3:00pm
Friday, February 16th at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 17th at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 18th at 3:00pm
Friday, February 23rd at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 24th at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 25th at 3:00pm
Friday, March 2nd at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 3rd at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 4th at 3:00pm
Tickets and Information:
Previews: “Pay What You Will”
Tickets may be purchased online or over the phone. Reservations Required. Ages 12+.
About Parson’s Nose Theater
Parson’s Nose Theater is a professional, critically acclaimed, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 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 70,000 Angelenos.