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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…

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    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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    Protected: A Christmas Carol Press Photos

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    Protected: Mrs. Warren’s Profession Press Photos

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    Modernity in Mrs. Warren’s Profession

    Michael Michetti, Director of Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Oct. 8 – Nov.18), shares his opinions on what surprises him about the continued relevance of this play and the elements that don’t quite hold up after two centuries.  As I read George Bernard Shaw’s brilliant Mrs. Warren’s Profession today, 124 years after it was written, I am…

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    Protected: The Madwoman of Chaillot Press Photos

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