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Untempered Look at Dementia in “The Father” at the Pasadena Playhouse
Arts & Entertainment

Untempered Look at Dementia in “The Father” at the Pasadena Playhouse

By Brianna Chu Florian Zeller’s “Le Pére,” or “The Father,” translated to English by Christopher Hampton, subjects its audience to the fractured cacophony that remains of aging father André’s memories, forcing them to confront the distortion and disruption that dementia inflicts upon its sufferers. Delving into themes of reality, paranoia, splintered familial relationships, trauma, and…

‘The Father’ Astounds at the Pasadena Playhouse
Arts & Entertainment

‘The Father’ Astounds at the Pasadena Playhouse

By May S. Ruiz If audiences who are watching ‘The Father’ at the Pasadena Playhouse are dazed and bewildered, then it would have spectacularly accomplished showing us what goes on in the mind of someone afflicted with dementia. Written by Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher Hampton, ‘The Father’ has been  acclaimed on two continents….

Institute of Culinary Education Celebrates Its First West Coast Graduation at the Pasadena Playhouse
Dining Delights

Institute of Culinary Education Celebrates Its First West Coast Graduation at the Pasadena Playhouse

By Brianna Chu When I approached the Pasadena Playhouse early Monday evening, the air was abuzz with conversation and laughter; graduands’ family and friends were standing as close to the front doors of Playhouse as they could, arms full of flowers and balloons, waiting to celebrate their graduands. The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) welcomed…

Don’t Miss the Biggest Block Party of the Summer at the Pasadena Playhouse
Arts & Entertainment

Don’t Miss the Biggest Block Party of the Summer at the Pasadena Playhouse

This signature event returns after more than 12,000 people came together to celebrate arts and culture in Pasadena in its inaugural year Pasadena Playhouse is announcing entertainment and participants for the return of the Playhouse Block Party, in partnership with the Playhouse District Association, after last year’s blockbuster inaugural event. This all-day event, free to…

Pasadena Playhouse Announces London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art Summer Acting Intensive
Arts & Entertainment

Pasadena Playhouse Announces London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art Summer Acting Intensive

Entirely practical, challenging and fast-paced, this two-week course is ideal for students wishing to become more confident in performing classical works from Shakespeare’s Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. Combining scene study with technical classes in movement and voice, it leads to a greater understanding of the challenges involved in working with classical texts. It is taught…

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