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Dance Troupe Reimagines Sci-Fi Story as Lesson in Human Hope As Pandemic Fades

Published on May 25, 2021

Pasadena’s Lineage Performing Arts Center shares its take on Ray Bradbury’s “All Summer in a Day” in a free online presentation Friday, May 28, starting at 7 p.m.

This community-created dance and theatre piece reimagines Bradbury’s sci-fi short story through the lens of Pasadena’s experience through the pandemic. “All Summer in a Day” director, Lineage’s founder Hilary Thomas, conducted virtual workshops and classes over the last year, where she collected writings from PUSD students, Pasadena community members, and contributors from across the country, on their experience during the pandemic.

The show weaves together live actors performing the community’s text, accompanied by dancers from the Lineage Dance Company.

In a parallel to the trying times of the past year, “All Summer in a Day” tells the story of Margot, a young girl living on Venus, where it’s been raining for seven years straight. Margot alone holds out hope for a break in the clouds. Lineage’s community members have reimagined the story’s ending, drawing on the hope they feel as Pasadena slowly begins to heal from the pandemic.

This show is offered for free, but donations are greatly appreciated. This show is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division, and the City of Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission.

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After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email with details on how to view the broadcast.

For more information, call (626) 844-7008 or visit

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