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A Noise Within
3352 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107
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56 reviews
4 stars
Free parking in Metro structure south of theatre with back entrance directly from structure
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56 reviews
4 stars
Refreshments. Not much dining in area (El Torito across street); Old Pasadena not far off for many more dining choices.
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28 ratings
4.4 average rating
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19 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 08 2012

The production was generally on point, but the direction was somewhat lackluster - long stretches of men sitting around chatting. The acting overall was very good, but some of the actor's voices got lost in the theatre and it was a times...continued

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14 stars
attended Oct 13 2012

Excellent acting and very entertaining play. Overall, amazing how little things change over 100 years...

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12 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 02 2012

Just like in life, nothing turns out as you thought it would in this play. The subject of medical scarcity seemed very up to date, despite the early 1900s setting. The actors were fine; particularly the artist, who was gleefully immoral. Plenty of...continued

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“A wonderfully wrought production that has taken Shaw’s best and made it even better.” -_ArtsinLA _
“Director Dámaso Rodríguez and a ready cast ride Shaw’s hobbyhorse themes at a full gallop, blowing past the piece’s occasional stodginess with sheer comical verve … this solid production honors Shaw in all his puckishness and spleen.” -Los Angeles Times


Harley Street doctor Sir Colenso Ridgeon’s revolutionary tuberculosis treatment remains experimental and his resources restricted to ten selected patients. The arrival of the striking and persuasive Jennifer Dubedat, desperate to save the life of her brilliant artist husband, nevertheless prompts Ridgeon to invite the young couple to a dinner where he and his colleagues may assess the merits of the case. Beguiled by the charismatic Dubedat and his lovely wife, they concur that his is a life worth saving, even at the expense of another. Yet no sooner are the medics congratulating themselves in their decision, than they are confronted by Dubedat’s questionable morality. Meanwhile, their impoverished colleague Blenkinsop, the most worthy but least exceptional of the lot, reveals himself in dire need of treatment. Disturbingly funny and psychologically incisive, Bernard Shaw’s The Doctor’s Dilemma takes on with an irreverent glee the dubious ethics of the men who play God.

About the Ticket Supplier: A Noise Within

A Noise Within (ANW) was founded in 1992. In 2011, after a successful capital campaign, A Noise Within relocated from Glendale to a new, state-of-the-art theatre facility in the former Stuart Pharmaceutical Building in Pasadena. Over the past 20 years, A Noise Within has achieved prominence among Southern California’s best theatres by producing world-class productions of classic playwright as well as modern interpretations of classical texts.