“A Perfect Likeness,” opening Friday at the Fremont Centre in South Pasadena, is a sparkling new comedy in which “Alice in Wonderland” author Lewis Carroll invites celebrity novelist Charles Dickens to sit for a photographic portrait, resulting in a hilarious and revealing meeting of two very different Victorians.
This production stars Bruce Ladd and Daniel J. Roberts, who performed the show to great acclaim in a recent, run at Actor’s Co-op in Hollywood.
The show’s not just for literary fans: it’s a spirited encounter between a nervous, young photographer and a bombastic, grouchy bon-vivant. The conversation crackles with wit as the men overcome differences and a mutual appreciation develops – along with the glass-plate photographs Carroll takes to capture “a perfect likeness” of Mr. Dickens. There’s mature content but teachers and students over 12 have given their stamp of approval. Playwright Daniel Rover Singer, famed founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and co-creator of the rollicking farce “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” directs this production of his new play.
Runs from Friday, Nov. 8 – Sunday, Dec. 22
Performances on Thurs., Fri. & Sat @8pm, Sun @ 3pm.
*Closed Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 28 – Dec 1).
$15 Preview on Thurs. November 7 @ 8pm.
$25 Opening Night on Fri. November 8 @8pm, followed by a champagne reception with cast & crew.
Regular tickets $25, stud/sen $20.
$5 Off on all Thursdays! Tickets $20, stud/sen $15.
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- : New Play Runs Through December