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  • A Noise Within

    How-To Guide for A Noise Within’s Ticketing System

    Welcome to A Noise Within’s ticketing system! With the recent announcement of our 2018-2019 Season “Let Me In,” you can now purchase a subscription pass for all the exciting shows we are offering this coming year (with individual tickets going on sale May 29).  Not sure which pass you want to buy?  We have a…

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    Learn to Talk Like the Brits in Noises Off

    Need to brush up on your British slang? Not familiar with theatre lingo? No worries, we have a quick glossary of all the slang words and theatrical terms from Noises Off so that you don’t miss a single joke! Be in the know before the show, and you can join all the laughs in our hysterical production….

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    Which Subscription Pass Is Right for You?

    Is one show not enough to satisfy your theatrical needs?  We have good news for you!  We offer a variety of subscription passes so you can see any and all of our plays in our 2018-2019 Season “Let Me In.”  Not sure which pass is best for you?  Our subscription fairy godmother Deborah Strang has…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    A Song for Walter Lee Younger

    Ever heard a song that speaks to your soul? Music often has a way of expressing what you could never put into words. In the case of Walter Lee Younger, protagonist of A Raisin in the Sun, that song might be “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out.” Written by Jimmy Cox during the Roaring…

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    Move to the Rhythm: A Raisin Playlist

    Jeff Gardner, Composer/Sound Designer for A Raisin in the Sun, has assembled list of songs to set the mood for Lorraine Hansberry’s thought-provoking play about an African American family’s struggle with themselves and with their broken dreams in pre-Civil Rights America. Hailing from the rich musical tradition of protest in the early 1960s, the playlist below…

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    In Memory of John Lawrence

    Beloved former Board member and dear friend, John Keeler Lawrence, 77, died December 20, 2017 in Glendale, California. John was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 11, 1940, but he grew up in Hammondsport, the son of George and Mary Keeler Lawrence. His father was President of the Taylor Wine Company. His mother was…

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    Director’s Note for A Raisin in the Sun

    A Raisin in the Sun is arguably one of the greatest stage plays of the 20th century. According to American Theatre magazine, Raisin is one of the 10 most produced plays of the 2017-2018 theatre season*. This is not to suggest the frequency of the play’s viewings is proof of its value, rather it poses the…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    What is Words Within?

    Can’t get enough of our Resident Artists? Neither can we! In our free reading series, Words Within, our RAs produce staged readings of plays that complement our running season – whether it’s other plays written by the same author or exploring similar themes. At Words Within, you get a front-row seat to the creative mind….

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    SHAKESPEARE’S HENRY V AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF POWER

    BY DR. MIRANDA JOHNSON-HADDAD Although most people today tend to think of William Shakespeare as first and foremost a writer of gripping tragedies and delightful comic works, in his own day he was equally well-known for his plays that chronicle the history of the British monarchy, specifically the period that came to be known as…

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    Congratulations, Lucia!

    We are delighted to announce the winner of our student art competition, Lucia! She is a 6th grade student at Holy Family School in South Pasadena, and has won a free field trip to the theatre with her class. This is what she said about her piece: “My idea was to create an artwork showing…

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