Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company led by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, presents their Readers’ Theater Series production of “As You Were: Stories for American GIs in WWII” this Saturday, January 25th at 7pm and Sunday, January 26th at 3pm only.
“In 1943, Alexander Woollcott, famed wit of The New Yorker Magazine, put together ‘As You Were’ for our troops in WWII”, says Davis. “Woollcott said that when he himself was in WWI, he noticed that the MPs never bothered anyone who was carrying a book, so he wanted our boys to have that advantage. It’s a treasure of American writing, including excerpts of stories and poems that are funny, touching, and inspiring. Picture a 20 year old, far from home, sitting in a trench or hospital and being reminded of why he or she was there, through the works of Twain, Parker, Longfellow and O. Henry. These are works that deserve to be known and celebrated by all Americans.”
Parson’s Nose presents “As You Were: Stories for American GIs in WWII” as a part of their Readers’ Theater Series. Featured works include “The Duke and the Dauphin Come Aboard” by Mark Twain, “Address Unknown” by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor, “The Skylight Room” by O. Henry, “Paul Revere’s Ride” by H.W. Longfellow, “The Waltz” by Dorothy Parker and The Declaration of Independence. The stage adaptations are by Artistic Director, Lance Davis. The Parson’s Nose Company will include Lance Davis, Mary Chalon, Marisa Chandler, Jill Rogosheske, Barry Gordon, Gary Lamb, James Calvert, Ivar Brogger and Fred Thompson.
Parson’s Nose will be holding a book drive in conjunction with their readings of “As You Were” to donate books to men and women currently serving in the U.S. Military.
Parson’s Nose Theater’s 2013-14 Season continues with “As You Were: Stories for American GIs in World War II”, January 25th at 7pm and January 26th at 3pm. Running time appx. 90 minutes including intermission.
Parson’s Nose Theater performs at Lineage Performing Arts Center located at 89 South Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105