The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist: American Premiere of a Dark Comedy by Cornelius Schnauber
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A dazzling who's who of Hollywood and Broadway talent will come together for this special benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines following November's devastating typhoon. Performers donating their time and remarkable talents include Lea Thompson (Cabaret, NBC's Caroline in the City), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sam Harris (The Producers), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Valerie Perri (Evita, Gypsy) and many more. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Please see the full event description for a complete list of scheduled performers. Learn More
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Nice venue. First play lasts about 1 hour and 5 minutes. Good performances but I lost interest about 15 mins in due to the repetitive nature of the dialogue/structure of the play. Second play ('Jessica's monologue,' from Schnauber's "Highway One") lasts about another 15-20. Good performance as well but by the time the evening was over I was ready for bed. There is no intermission.
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USC's Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies presents the American premiere of The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist, a dark, one-act comedy by Cornelius Schnauber.
Translated from the German by John Howard and Anne Adams, in The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist therapist and patient engage in weekly sessions of mind-games, confessions and, ultimately, role reversals.
Rounding out the evening as a companion piece, is "Jessica's Monologue," an extended excerpt from Schnauber's latest play Highway One.
Highway One, a rhapsodic meditation on art, life and opera translated by Anne Adams, features Lene Pedersen as a young diva with "an Aida complex," about to make her L.A. Opera debut.
Playwright Cornelius Schnauber is Professor Emeritus of German at USC. A renowned scholar, historian, biographer and educator as well as playwright, his recently produced works in Los Angeles include Irma and Emma, Heydrich/Hitler/Holocaust and Richard and Felix: Twilight in Venice. The latter was one of the events concurrent with L.A. Opera’s production of the Wagner Ring Cycle.
Director Louis Fantasia has produced and directed more than 150 plays, operas and musicals world-wide. His recent LA productions include The Arab-Israeli Cookbook, Charlotte: Life Or Theatre? and his own performance in Patrick Suskind's one-man play, The Double Bass.