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Pay What You Will to see Parson’s Nose Theater production of ‘A Christmas Carol’

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Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, continues its 14th Season with Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” opening Saturday, December 21, 2013. Adapted by Artistic Director Lance Davis, this 75-minute performance is presented as a part of the theater’s “Pay What You Will” Readers’ Theater Series.

“I’ve tried to highlight the marvelous descriptions Dickens gives us,” says Davis. “We usually miss it in productions. That stuff we skipped over in high school, but now have time to savor. His description of Scrooge’s house, so lonely, as if it had gotten lost while playing hide and seek with all the other houses; of the bustling of the grocer’s shops, and the crisp snow-covered evening; all told with his genius, a celebration of the English language. He makes you feel like roasting chestnuts, right here in Pasadena.”

A Christmas Carol” at Parson’s Nose Theater performs 7 p.m. Saturday, December 21 and 3 p.m. Sunday, December 22. All performances are “Pay What You Will” and reservations may be made online at www.parsonsnose.com or by calling 626-403-7667. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but advanced phone reservations are necessary. Limit 4 persons per reservation.

Parson’s Nose Theater performs at Lineage Performing Arts Center located at 89 South Fair Oaks in Pasadena.

Parson’s Nose Theater is a non-profit, 501(c)3 theater company located in Pasadena, CA dedicated to introducing classical theater to modern audiences. Through condensed adaptations of the works of Shakespeare, Molière, Shaw, Goldoni, Goldsmith and more, lives of the old, young, and in-between are enriched with this introduction to the works of some of the greatest writers who’ve ever lived. Productions are presented in a fun, commedia dell-arte style that makes them both engaging and easy to understand. Parson’s Nose believes the classics are stories that have endured because they speak illuminating truths to each generation. The joys and problems of 17th Century parents and children form a bridge to the 21st.

Parson’s Nose Theater was founded in 2000 by Lance Davis and Mary Chalon Davis. After previous relationships with InterACT Theater and The Geffen Playhouse, Parson’s Nose took up residency at Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. Parson’s Nose takes pride in paying actors above the Actors Equity requirements because they believe artists should be paid appropriately for their talents. To date, Parson’s Nose has introduced approximately sixty-five fun, condensed, professional presentations of thirty-two comedies to over 60,000 kids and adults. Parson’s Nose takes pride that no one is ever turned away from attending a production because they could not afford a ticket. Parson’s Nose is the only company in America devoted to this new way of experiencing the classics.

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