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  Gather: Surprising Stories and Other Mischief at Pasadena Playhouse

Gather: Surprising Stories and Other Mischief

Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena

Join the incredibly talented John C. Reilly and an ensemble of amazing actors as they create a spirited evening of story theater at the Pasadena Playhouse. Unleash your imagination and find yourself transported to wondrous worlds full of legendary creatures and colorful characters. Gather: Surprising Stories & Other Mischief is a magical experience for audiences young and old.

Thru - Jun 22, 2019

Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 7:00pm



Price: $50

Show Type: Performance Art

Box Office: 626-356-7529

Running Time: 1 hour; 30 miniutes

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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...“Gather: Surprising Stories & Other Mischief,” now at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre, the second-floor space at Pasadena Playhouse, is a lively and overdue homage to “Paul Sills’ Story Theatre,” the 1970 show based on Grimm and Aesop. “Gather” co-creators John C. Reilly and Patrick Murphy (who also directs) sample freely from a variety of eclectic fairy and folk sources, including a sanguinary take on the Bluebeard tale and a comical yarn from rural West Virginia. Plenty of toe-tapping music is interspersed throughout the comedy and gore. (Parents with young kids, take heart: Family-friendly Sunday matinees lighten up on the butchery and double down on the whimsy.)"
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F. Kathleen Foley


Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended

"...There's not a specific plot or through-line to Gather; rather, it's a collection of short stories, evocative of fairy tales, fables, and short literary fiction like you might find in the New Yorker, all created by John C. Reilly and Patrick Murphy (no writer is credited). Some of the stories are light and simple, but as the show progresses, the themes get darker - eternal life and death, betrayal, vindictiveness, and dismemberment start to figure into the narratives. The stories don't all fit into one category, as too many lack either a sense of lightness that comes with fairy tales, or a moral, as one would expect from a fable."
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Katie Buenneke



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