Pasadena Independent 15 June 1960
22-PASADKNA INDiHNOINT. WEDNESDAY, Directors outdoors- Supervising Director Barney Brown, right, talks open-air droma plans with Dr. Helmut Hormann in Franswqrth Park bowl. Outdoor Play Series Set are 2 al Drama w4H soon;moye out- 1 doors here,'for, the summer. Although this area has the c o r r e c t mild.summertime nighttime mosquito-frea climate Jor open-air drama, there has not been a major series' of after-dark play productions outdoors -here since the 1920's when "The Tempest" and others wye staged In Brookside Park. This year, starting on July 8 in Farnswbrth Park Amphi theater in Altadena, a series of four open-air plays will be offered as an "Outdoor Sum mer F e s t i v a l of Fanioui Comedies." The productions will be staged by Pasadena Playhouse, in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. The four comedies are "Girl'of the Golden West" (July 8 to 17); "Midsummer Night's Dream" 'Lysistrala" '(Aug. 19 to 28).; Barney Brown, supervising director of the Playhouse, will in overall charge of the festival productions. Directors ol the individual plays, in,1he same order as above, are: Eea Hassel, .Loy Norrix, Dr. .Helmut Hormann and Gail Shoup. The Playhouse also will .op- erate'a "Summer Talent-Find er Course" in connection with the Festival. . Students will be offeree! a chance to attend classes in mornings, rehearse in the af ternoons, and take part in per formances in the evenings Mrs. Audrey O'Hara, director ot admissions, says that the summer group will be selectee Â·riday at 7:30 p.m. In 03 at the Playhouse. Read jigs for "Italian Straw Hat" vill be held July 8 and for Lysistrata" July 22. The Playhouse each year las produced a summer 'estival, but it has always been offered indoors in the Mainstage auditorium. (July 22 to 31); Hat" (Aug. 5 "Italian Straw to 14), and Storm Snaps Tree of Civil War Fame APPOMATTOX, Va. -- IP -- An old . tulip poplar tree from advanced s t u d e n t s drama teachers, and person with considerable community theater experience. Thoy will supply the sup porting cast and featured role In the four productions, wit guest stars invited to fill th loading parts. Final casting is underwa; for the first production, "Gir oÂ£ the Golden West" Ope readings for the second pro duction, "A M i d s u m m e Night's Dream," will be he] BARDOT TO QUIT FILMS PARIS--UPl' -- The tabloid D aris-Jour said yesterday Brig tie Bardot intends to end movie career within a year. Columnist Pierre Key sai :he actress personally formed him: "I've had enoug ol the life I'm leading. I 25 years old. In 10 more adieu to youth. So, I want enjoy it a little and say to the cinema." 'Noted Educator Dies KANSAS CITY, - M o . -- The Rev. Harry B. Crimmins, 67, former president of Louis University and noted Jesuit educator, died Monday. He became inactive in 1958 after he suffered a stroke.