MARK TWAIN AND FRIENDS | A River Journey | Opens This Weekend at Parson’s Nose

Parson's Nose Theatre kicks off their season with Mark Twain and Friends, A River Journey October 20 - November 18

PHOTO: Parsons Nose | | Louis Baker as Jim, James Calvert as The Duke, Heather Taylor as Huck, Lance Davis as The King in the PNT production of Mark Twain and Friends; A River Journey

Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed, Los Angeles’ professional, classical comedy theater company, kicks off their 2018-19 season this weekend with Mark Twain and Friends: A River Journey. This is an original play by Los Angeles playwright and actor, Greg White. The production is partly sponsored by the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Department. It begins the second season in their new home in Pasadena.

“Mark Twain returns from The Beyond to introduce some of the characters he met in his travels,” explains Director, Gary Lamb. “This is a wonderful, family-friendly piece that goes deep into very topical subjects such as prejudice, religion, and education, with Twain’s signature humor and pathos.”

PHOTO: Parsons Nose | | Paul Perri as Mark Twain

The production stars the PNT Company, featuring Paul Perri as Mark Twain. Paul will be seen as Trent Lott in the upcoming film, Vice, with Christian Bale. He has played in dozens of films and TV shows, including The Insider, Manhunter, Demolition Man, Rizzoli & Isles, Prison Break, Grey’s Anatomy, and The West Wing to name a few. He made his Broadway debut with Irene Papas in The Bacchae, replaced John Malkovich in Burn This, and appeared in Broadway productions of A View From the Bridge and Macbeth.

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The cast of Mark Twain and Friends: A River Journey includes Louis Baker as Jim; Heather Taylor as Huck; James Calvert as Miss Watson and The Duke; Lance Davis as The Undertaker and The King; Barry Gordon as Pap and Scotty; John Harnagel as Bixby; Stuart Orloff as Sam; Jill Rogosheske as The Blue Jay Woman, and Greg White as Blaine. Directed by Gary Lamb. Set by Gary Lamb, Paul Perri and Jen Orsini. Costumes by Michael Mullen.

Parson’s Nose Theater presents Mark Twain and Friends: A River Journey. Preview: October 19, Runs: October 20 – November 18, 2018. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.

Parson’s Nose Theater is located at 95 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Parson’s Nose Theater presents Mark Twain and Friends: A River Journey as the first major production of its 2018-19 Season. Season Subscriptions are available through November 18. Single Ticket prices are $35 for Adults, $25 for Seniors, $20 for Students. Reservations online at or by calling 626-403-7667. Preview Performance is “Pay What You Will.” Ages 10+.

About Parson’s Nose Theater

Parson’s Nose Theater is a professional, critically acclaimed, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 theater organization “introducing short form, classic comedic works.” Their home is an intimate, historic mortuary chapel designed by esteemed Pasadena architects Marston and Van Pelt in 1911.

Their professional company of actors, directors, and designers, is among the finest in Los Angeles with credits including Broadway, film, and television. In their 17 seasons they have introduced classical comedies to over 75,000 Angelenos.