Lights, cameras, action! (Or, is it Lights, Curtains, Action!?)
I happened to be in the Still Speaking Theatre district of the church in San Marino at Del Mar & Huntington Drive yesterday afternoon. My friend, A.L, and I were coming from Russell’s in Ye Olde Towne Pasa after breakfast. You wanna a review?? Here: She liked hers more than I liked mine. There.
I thought, “Hey, tonite is opening nite for their new play,” The Mystery Plays, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and starring our local Pasadena actress, shutter-ladybug Petrea B! (Not to be confused with Gina B, Karin B, George B., or Kenny G). She’s one of our local renaissance women. Besides doing the drama, spreading the humor, walking the dog, shooting the pics, or shooting the breeze, I can personally attest to her fondness for writing (or is it typing) at de Cafe, ranting about nonsense-hohoho!, eating out, taking a hike, and taking photo-tours of whatever she considers historical.
So, gotta give some luv, or free PR, to her & to this. What’s this drama about? Here’s an official quickie capsule from their website:
This provocative drama follows its characters through two related stories involving a train wreck, a ghost and a family murder. Like the original medieval mystery plays, Aguirre-Sacasa’s play wrestles with the most profound of human ideas: the mysteries of death, the afterlife, religion, faith, and forgiveness—in a uniquely American way.
Sounds very interesting to me, which is saying something, and certainly more profound than the spinning you get listening to politicians. Which, btw, leaves me spinning outside my grave. So, what does this all mean to you, of course you say? Dunno, but I’ll just note briefly:
- It means quality theatre is in your backyard – you don’t need to “go Hollywood” or “go Broadway.”
- Professional acting. For instance: Petrea was soaping it up on TV’s never ending, Days of Our Lives, last month. She described it as, “On October 1st, I shot a scene for Days of Our Lives”. I’m assuming she meant she was in her front of the camera role and not in her behind the camera mode.
- We need to support the arts now more than ever with govment sure to saw off a big slice of its budget. The church has a long history of involvement in the arts & music -support their support, they can’t do it alone.
- You like live acting, and you’ve been to the Pasadena Playhouse, or the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Ok, good. Have you been to this new kid in San Marino? Check it out, help it grow big & strong.
How does one support our local artists? Petrea informed me of the secret code for support: here, click on this: Support The Still Speaking Theatre.
The initial run of this new production plays out November 1st – 23rd, on Fri/Sat/Sun days.
My motivation remains the same: assist Petrea to hit it really big so the paparazzi & tabloids will be dying to capture her every move! Therefore, please support our Pasadena actress!! I can’t do it alone – please go spread the latest word of The Adventures of Petrea.