The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director), celebrates “Pasadena Day” with a performance of Vanessa Claire Stewart’s STONEFACE, the fifth production of the 2013-2014 season.
Pasadena residents and employees will have the opportunity to purchase $20 tickets for the Thursday, June 26 at 8pm performance. “Pasadena Day” tickets are available in person at the box office, 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena CA 91101, with a valid Pasadena driver’s license or employee ID card.
Chronicled through the lens of his own silent films, STONEFACE recreates some of Buster Keaton’s most memorable gags live on stage, capturing the legend of a bygone era and telling the tale of the redemption of one of Hollywood’s greatest performers. Following a successful engagement at Sacred Fools Theatre Company this past summer, STONEFACE was designated a Los Angeles Times “Critics’ Choice” and French Stewart’s performance hailed as “… quite simply, a revelation.” LA Weekly said “GO! … one of the best new works of the city’s theatrical season.”
The cast of STONEFACE includes French Stewart, Jake Broder, Tegan Ashton Cohan, Conor Duffy, Joe Fria, Scott Leggett, Guy Picot, Rena Strober and Pat Towne with Daisy Eagan as “Mae.” STONEFACE is directed by Jaime Robledo, with music by Ryan Johnson, choreography by Natasha Norman, stunt choreography by Mike Mahaffey, and projection design by Ben Rock & Anthony Backman. Writer Vanessa Claire Stewart (formerly Vanessa Claire Smith) starred in and penned the multiple award-winning Louis and Keely Live at the Sahara, which had a record-breaking run at the Geffen Playhouse in 2009 after originating at Sacred Fools Theatre Company.
For more information, visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.