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HURRY! DON’T LET BLACK HISTORY MONTH END WITHOUT SEEING ‘THE WHIPPING MAN’ AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – Eurweb.com

Star Charlie Robinson Talks to EURweb

Feb 27, 15 by By DeBorah B. Pryor Leave a comment

Adam Haas Hunter, Jarrod M. Smith and Charlie Robinson  in South

*If you’re wondering what you should do this weekend to ring out Black History Month - we’ll give you a clue: Run, don’t walk, to the Pasadena Playhouse

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REVIEW: ‘THE WHIPPING MAN’ – EdgeMediaNetwork.com

by Michelle  Sandoval
Contributor
Wednesday Feb 18, 2015
Adam Haas Hunter, Charlie Robinson and Jarrod M. Smith

Adam Haas Hunter, Charlie Robinson and Jarrod M. Smith  (Source:Deborah Robinson)

Aside from being one of the most beautiful theatres in the Los Angeles County, the Pasadena Playhouse is known for their exceptional, and diverse productions. Musicals, classics, comedies, dramas — there is always something in their season that will please theatregoers. The fourth offering in their 2014-15 season is “The Whipping Man,” a powerful and emotionally moving play that does not tiptoe around some of the darkest parts of our history…

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THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES THE CAST FOR ‘PYGMALION’ BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW – PasadenaNow.com

Featuring Ellen Crawford, Stan Egi, Alex Knox, Mary Anne McGarry, Lynn Milgrim, Carolyn Ratteray, Tom Shelton, Bruce Turk, Greg Wantanabe, Paige Lindsey White and Time Winters.

Published : Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 3:56 PM

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of George Bernard Shaw’s PYGMALION, the fifth production of its 2014-2015 Season. PYGMALION, which began rehearsals today, will be performed March 17 – April 12, 2015…

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THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS ‘A CONVERSATION WITH PATRICIA MORISON’ – StyleMagazine.com

100th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, March 15, 2015

Jo-Carolyn Goode | , Style Magazine Newswire | 2/16/2015, 12:35 p.m.
The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) presents A CONVERSATION WITH PATRICIA MORISON, a 100th ...

Patricia Morison

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) presents A CONVERSATION WITH PATRICIA MORISON, a 100th Birthday Celebration, on Sunday, March 15, 2015. This special event, honoring Broadway legend Patricia Morison (the original star of KISS ME, KATE) four days before her 100th birthday, takes place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at The University Club of Pasadena at 175 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101…

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REVIEW: ‘THE WHIPPING MAN’ – ColoradoBoulevard.net

ON THE TOWN: PARTY CIRCUIT HEATS UP WITH THREE OPENINGS – PasadenaStarNews.com

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Closer to home, on Feb. 4, the Pasadena Playhouse opened Matthew Lopez’s play “The Whipping Man,” as the fourth production of its 2014-2015 season. The award-winning work, which ran for 110 performances in New York and has had 40 productions worldwide, was previously performed at South Coast Repertory in January. Charlie Robinson, Adam Haas Hunter, and Jarrod M. Smith star in the haunting post-Civil War drama, which unfolds on the eve of the Passover Seder when a Confederate captain and his two former slaves return to the ruins of their once grand Southern plantation.

Several celebs were spotted among the first-nighters: Sharon Lawrence, Debra Wilson, Charlene Tilton, Roxanne Hart, Renee Lawless, Gavin Houston, Angela Lin, John Sloan and Jeanie Hackett. “The Whipping Man” is at the Playhouse through March 1…

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REVIEW: ‘THE WHIPPING MAN’ AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – AroundTownPasadena.com

There are three weekends left to catch THE WHIPPING MAN at The Pasadena Playhouse. This Matthew Lopez’s award winning play is the fourth production of the 2014-15 season at the theater. Stage and television star Charlie Robinson, who you may recognize from NBC’s show “Night Court,” plays Simon. The production also stars Adam Haas Hunter and Jarrod M. Smith. It is directed by Martin Benson…

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REVIEW: ‘THE WHIPPING MAN’ IS STEEPED IN THE AFTERMATH OF BATTLE – GlendaleNewsPress.com

Theater’s post-Civil War production resonates with contemporary meaning.

The Whipping Man

Adam Haas Hunter, Jarrod M. Smith and Charlie Robinson in South Coast Repertory’s 2015 production of The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez. (Courtesy of Jordan Kubat / SCR / February 13, 2015)

Obie Award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez explores the complexities of race and family through a post-Civil War lens — and through the resonance of a Passover Seder — in his powerful drama, “The Whipping Man,” presented by the Pasadena Playhouse in association with South Coast Repertory…

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REVIEW: PASADENA PLAYHOUSE FEATURES POWERHOUSE PERFORMANCES IN ‘THE WHIPPING MAN’ – PasadenaIndependent.com

By Ea Nicole Madrigal

Adam Haas Hunter, Charlie Robinson and Jarrod M. Smith in THE WHIPPING MAN - Photo by Jordan Kubat

Do you have to know about the American Civil War and its immediate aftermath to enjoy The Pasadena Playhouse’s current play, “The Whipping Man?” No. Do you need to have an appreciation for history? Perhaps. However, one thing is certain: You will be amazed by the complexity and multiple messages of this story even if you do not consider yourself a fan of theater. And, if you enjoy history and understand this particular period, you will assuredly love this play…

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UNMASKING ‘THE WHIPPING MAN’ – News4usOnline.com

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The "Whipping Man," now playing at the Pasadena Playhouse, played at the South Coast Repertory first. Stars of "The Whipping Man," include Adam Haas Hunter (Caleb-left), Charlie Robinson (Simon-right), Jarrod M. Smith (John-center). Julianne Argyros Stage, January 4-25, 2015
The “Whipping Man,” written by Matthew Lopez, is now playing at the Pasadena Playhouse. The Civil War drama first played at the South Coast Repertory. Stars of “The Whipping Man,” include Adam Haas Hunter (Caleb-left), Charlie Robinson (Simon-right), Jarrod M. Smith (John-center). “The Whipping Man” plays at the Pasadena Playhouse through March 1.

Jarrod M. Smith has the opportunity of his lifetime. The “Whipping Man” star” is taking  full advantage of it. Smith came to Southern California from the East Coast last fall to get work as an actor. While living literally in and out of  his suitcase in his car, Smith went out and auditioned for a plum role in the South Coast Repertory’s version of “The Whipping Man,” a Civil War drama that focuses on slavery and faith…

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