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Imagination enthusiast and master spinner of stories, Ray Bradbury, returns to the stage with a pair of world premiere new works collected under the umbrella title of Wisdom. They include a new play, Wisdom (1916), and a new musical, 2116, with book and lyrics by Bradbury and music by John Hoke.
Wisdom (1916) concerns an elderly man nearing the end of his life who visits his beloved grandson and his companion. The man wishes to impart memories of a special friendship he made during a magical summer long ago – but it turns out that the better part of wisdom may be what’s left unsaid. Wisdom (1916) is directed by longtime Bradbury artistic associate Alan Neal Hubbs, and stars Joshua Hime, Lauchlin MacDonald and Michael Prichard.
2116 revolves around a husband and wife married nearly 40 years who, unbeknownst to each other, make individual arrangements to purchase android replicas of their younger selves to give each other as presents. When unintended consequences ensue, the couple gain a little more knowledge about themselves and about the way life works. 2116 was developed, directed and choreographed by Steve Josephson, whose previous credits include writing/developing/directing the musicals Some Summer Night (winner, New American Musical Writers Festival, New York) and Tea & Crumpets (Best New Musical, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics). 2116 previewed in the fall of 2009 under the title Ray Bradbury’s Merry Christmas 2116. This engagement marks the musical’s official world premiere, now simply titled 2116.
For More Information: Wisdom, produced by Ray Bradbury and Racquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners, and presented by Ray Bradbury’s Pandemonium Theatre Company and Gallimaufry Performing Arts at the Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. Opens Jan. 16, runs thru Feb. 27. Performances: Fri. and Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 3pm. Tickets: $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students. Reservations: 323/960-4451 and www.Plays411.com/raybradbury.