An original theatrical reading of “We, Too, Are America,” celebrating America’s independence and diversity, is slated for Sunday, July 3, at South Pasadena High School’s auditorium.
In collaboration and sponsored by the City of South Pasadena, the 6:30 p.m. production was created, written and produced by local residents and actors James and Lissa Reynolds. Reservations are required.
James Reynolds is an Emmy winning actor and Artistic Director of Fremont Centre Theatre. He is best known as Abe Carver on NBC “Days Of Our Lives.” Producer: Lissa Reynolds is an actor and the managing director of the Fremont Centre Theatre.
“This must-see show is a thoughtful study on our collective diversity. The performance hopes to acknowledge our ancestry, and the diversity of each of us, which is vitally important for the enrichment to our lives and our city,” said James Reynolds.
Lissa Reynolds added, “This is a great way to celebrate the 246th birthday of the United States of America.”
The production falls on the doorstep of the Festival of Balloons festivities in South Pasadena on July 4 with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, followed by the parade, festivities at Garfield Park, and finishing the holiday weekend with the traditional fireworks show inside the stadium at South Pasadena High.
Current LA Department of Public Health protocols will be in place for the event at SPHS.
“We, Too, Are America” is produced in collaboration with the City of South Pasadena, 4th of July Committee, South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Fremont Centre Theatre, The Southpasadenan, South Pasadena Chinese-American Club, South Pasadena Preservation Foundation, South Pasadena High School and Vecinos de South Pasadena.
Organizers say some content may be intense; parental guidance is advised.
Individuals must register for the performance. South Pasadena High School Anderson Auditorium is at 1401 Fremont Avenue. Parking is free. Space is limited – reserve now. For more information: Fremontcentre@gmail.com