Published : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 2:53 PM
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, continues their exciting partnership with the USC School of Dramatic Arts this Fall by presenting two productions for the School’s MFA in Acting program at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre: Detroit ’67 by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Gregg T. Daniel November 8-10, and The Receptionist by Adam Bock, directed by Andi Chapman November 15-17.
“Continuing the Playhouse’s legacy and commitment to theater learning, we’re pleased to welcome the USC School of Dramatic Arts into our theater this fall with two exciting new productions,” said Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with the USC School of Dramatic Arts and their extraordinary students, all while giving our members and community even more theater to enjoy.”
“This is a wonderful step in the continued relationship between the USC School of Dramatic Arts and the Playhouse,” said David Bridel, Dean of Dramatic Arts and holder of the Braverman Family Dean’s Chair. “Our students will engage with one of the city’s most prestigious theaters, while the Playhouse continues to reconnect with its own history as a leading educative facility in the art of the theatre. I’m particularly excited to work with Danny Feldman, whose vision of the Playhouse corresponds so closely with my own vision of the School of Dramatic Arts – building community, achieving excellence, and connecting practice with professionalism.”
The USC School of Dramatic Arts MFA in Acting Program
The USC School of Dramatic Arts and Pasadena Playhouse continue their exciting partnership by presenting two productions for the School’s MFA in Acting program at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. The partnership is a continuation of the theatre’s 100-year commitment to cultivating artists and provides the students the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships at a working professional theatre.
In the summer of 1967, the songs of Motown are breaking records and breaking barriers. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours bar in their Detroit basement – risky business – especially during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to an injured white woman, tensions erupt in their home and their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots.
Detroit ’67 plays Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30p.m., and Saturday Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. All tickets are $20, with $10 tickets available for USC Students, faculty and staff, as well as Playhouse members.
It’s the start of a typical day in the Northeast Office and Beverly deals effortlessly with ringing phones and her colleague’s romantic troubles. But when a charming rep from the Central Office makes an appearance, the friendly routine is disrupted. As the true nature of the company’s business becomes apparent, The Receptionist raises disquieting, provocative questions about the consequences of complicity with evil.
The Receptionist plays Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30p.m. and Saturday Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. All tickets are $20, with $10 tickets available for USC Students, faculty and staff, as well as Playhouse members.
The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena.
For more information on all productions at Pasadena Playhouse visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org.