Opening Night of “Fallen Angels”
January 29th-February 24th
Pasadena Playhouse |39 South El Mlino | Pasadena CA
Photos courtesy of The Pasadena Playhouse.
Never have I been so utterly floored by the wit and brilliance of dialogue and physical comedy as I was Opening Night of “Fallen Angels”. Noël Coward outdoes himself with the truly insatiable “Fallen Angels”. With a cast that is beyond brilliant, charming, hysterically funny, truly refined, and utterly flawless, one is hard pressed to do anything but be endeared from the very moment the performance begins.
With a set that transports you to the late 20’s, early 1930’s in London, the tale of two women’s pasts unraveling, a longing for a moment in their lives where they felt sexy and alive because of a wonderful affair with the sexy Maurice, they reminisce while accepting being in marriages that have lost their passion. Julia played by Pamela Gray and Jane played by Kate MacNichol take you on a comical journey of two women conflicted. As they begin nipping at a glass of bubbles, they get progressively more intoxicated and go through the emotions any woman is familiar with: humor, sadness, crisis of conscience, the bond of friendship, the need to feel sexy and wanted, worry, and everything in between. This play was great fun! Saunders, they housekeeper played by Mary-Pat Green adds the most wonderful presence to this well written play with her blatant injection of opinion, her continual “advice”, and her uncanny way of doing precisely what she pleases. Each character has a purpose, and while the husband’s played by Loren Lester and Mike Ryan were absolutely delightful, it is the women that stole this show!
You will laugh until your side aches and while the ending was a tad bit abrupt, the play unfolds in the most wonderful way! Oozing with wit and charm, I encourage you to purchase tickets to experience Noël Coward’s brilliance while it is on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse. The Playhouse is among my favorites and it is a theatre that is worthy of all of your support.
The CAST will be on A Taste of Dawn RADIO as well, so stay tuned!
For tickets and information:
Performance: January 29th-February 24th
Single show ticket prices for FALLEN ANGELS range from $22.00 – $62.00, with Premium Seating available for $100.00.
*Service and theatre restoration fees apply to all purchases.
Rush tickets are available for $20.00 one hour prior to the performance time and are subject to availability. Rush tickets must be purchased at The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office.
Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529 or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non- performance dates. On performance dates the Box Office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available 24 hours online at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org. Group Sales (8 or more) are available by calling 626- 921-1161. For additional information visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.
Below please find the Official PRESS RELEASE:
THE PASADENA PLAYHO– — USE ANNOUNCES THE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM FOR NOËL COWARD’S
THE CLASSIC COMEDY WILL PERFORM JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 24, 2013 TICKETS NOW ON SALE
PASADENA, CA (January 4, 2013) – The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) announced the cast and creative team for Noël Coward’s comedy classic FALLEN ANGELS. Directed by Art Manke, performances will begin January 29 through February 24, with an official press opening on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse. Single tickets are now on sale.
“This Noël Coward comedy is a light-hearted and delightful way to start the New Year,” said Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps. “Art Manke has brought together a cast with the requisite wit, charm and cleverness to deliver this winning play in great style.”
“I’m delighted to be returning to The Pasadena Playhouse, where I’ve had the privilege of directing two other Noël Coward plays (his masterpiece, Private Lives, and the American premiere of Star Quality) and Somerset Maugham’s The Constant Wife,” said director Art Manke. “The Playhouse has a long history of staging the works of ‘The Master’ – as Coward became known in his lifetime – and I’m proud to be a part of that tradition. Nodated the antics of Lucy and Ethel in this play and added – as only he could do – the sparkling Noël Coward pre-comic banter that all of his great plays are known for.”
The cast for FALLEN ANGELS features (in alphabetical order):
- Elijah Alexander (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, “Summerland”) as “Maurice Duclos”
- Pamela J. Gray (“Sons of Anarchy,” The Roundabout’s Present Laughter) as “Julia Sterroll”
- Mary-Pat Green (“The Middle,” The Break-Up) as “Saunders”
- Loren Lester (“Hung,” “The Young & the Restless”) as “Willy Banbury”
- Katie MacNichol(“Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” Julie Taymor’s The Green Bird) as“Jane Banbury”
- Mike Ryan(Denver Center’s The Three Musketeers, Julie Taymor’s The Green Bird) as“Fred Sterroll”In addition to director Art Manke the creative team for FALLEN ANGELS includes scenic design by Tom Buderwitz (The Playhouse’s Art), lighting design by Peter Maradudin (Broadway’s The Kentucky Cycle), sound design by Steven Cahill (The Playhouse’s Intimate Apparel) and costume design by David K. Mickelsen (Off-Broadway’s Around the World in Eighty Days).
Full bios for the cast and creative team of FALLEN ANGELS are available upon request.