TWELFTH NIGHT Opens at Parson’s Nose

Parson’s Nose launches new Clearly Classic series with production of Twelfth Night opening Saturday, May 19, 2018 and running through June 10, 2018

PHOTO: Parson’s Nose | | John Rafter Lee as Malvolio, Taylor Hawthorne as Olivia, Gary Lamb as Sir Toby Belch, Mary Chalon as Maria, Barry Gordon as Feste in Twelfth Night at Parson’s Nose Theater

Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedy theater company, opens “Clearly Classic: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night” this weekend. “Clearly Classic” is a new PNT series which includes a brief introduction to a classic play’s characters, language, and themes, enhancing its enjoyment for today’s audience. This is an original 90-minute adaptation by Artistic Director Lance Davis.

“O, had I but studied the arts!” –Sir Andrew Aguecheek

“The classics are classics because they continue to show us ourselves,” says Davis. “Welcome to Twelfth Night, a 400-year-old play about people seeing what they want to see, instead of what is. We all see ourselves in Twelfth Night: Wise fools, foolish sages, true lovers, false lovers, brave women, and cowardly men. All ruled by Fortune, or Chance, or Karma – a whirligig of Time, which, as it turns, eventually brings all things ‘round. Sit back and enjoy some of the most beautiful language ever written, in one of the most charming stories ever told.”

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“Clearly Classic: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night” is partly sponsored by the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Commission of LACAC.

The cast of Twelfth Night includes James Calvert as Orsino, Mary Chalon as Maria, Lance Davis as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Barry Gordon as Feste, Taylor Hawthorne as Olivia, Jordan Knapp as Viola, Gary Lamb as Sir Toby Belch, John Rafter Lee as Malvolio, Cameron Molina as The Officer, Paul Perri as Antonio, and Jordan Wall as Sebastian. Lance Davis wrote the adaptation and is co-directing with Gary Lamb. Set by Jennifer Orsini, with costumes by Michael Mullen.

Co-Founders Lance Davis and Mary Chalon are proud South Pasadenans!

Parson’s Nose Theater presents “Clearly Classic: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night”.
Runs: May 19 – June 10, 2018. Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.
Post-show Q&A’s will be held with the cast after performances on May 25th & June 2nd.

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

Parson’s Nose Theater presents “Clearly Classic: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night” as part of their Full Production Series. Ticket prices are $30 for Adults, $20 for Seniors, and $15 for Students. Reservations online at or by calling

626-403-7667. Preview Performances are Pay What You Will. Ages 12+.


Preview: Friday, May 18th at 8:00pm

Opening: Saturday, May 19th at 8:00pm

Sunday, May 20th at 3:00pm

Friday, May 25th at 8:00pm*

Saturday, May 26th at 8:00pm

Sunday, May 27th at 3:00pm

Friday, June 1st at 8:00pm

Saturday, June 2nd at 8:00pm*

Sunday, June 3rd at 3:00pm

Friday, June 8th at 8:00pm

Saturday, June 9th at 8:00pm

Sunday, June 10th at 3:00pm

*denotes post-show Q&A

About Parson’s Nose Theater

Parson’s Nose Theater is a professional, critically acclaimed, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 theater organization dedicated to “introducing classic theater to contemporary audiences.” We emphasize language, story and actor, in the broad-stroke tradition of the Italian “commedia dell arte,” preparing audiences for future, full-length productions of the world’s finest classical works. Our company of actors, directors, and designers with credits including Broadway, film, and television, is among the finest in Los Angeles. In our fifteen seasons, we have introduced classical comedies to over 70,000 Angelenos.