The fall term of The Masters Series presented by the Pasadena Senior Center will be virtual via Zoom each Tuesday, September 22 through October 13, 2:00-4:00pm. This fall's season is titled "The Power of Theater."
The four sessions of The Masters Series, which embraces lifelong learning, will explore topics from adaptations and playwrights to Greek origins, socially relevant musicals and plays based on fact.
Beverly Olevin, director, playwright, teacher and award-winning novelist, will present the weekly, interactive classes. They will include scenes from plays that explore the conflicts, joys and journeys of our lives and reveal what makes us laugh, touches our hearts and helps us live richer lives.
- Sept. 22: Novels Turned Into Stage Plays – A great novel does not necessarily make a great play. They are two very different art forms. Explore examples of successful adaptations from novel to screen, including “Crime and Punishment,” “Moby Dick,” ”Lord of the Flies” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
- Sept. 29: The Works of Our Best Playwrights – Olevin will discuss plays by Tom Stoppard, Peter Shaffer, Lin Manual Miranda, August Wilson, Eugene O’Neil and William Shakespeare.
- Oct. 6: Spectacle! – Theater from Greek origins to today’s socially relevant musicals will be examined.
- Oct. 13: Plays That Bring Famous People to Life – Explore plays that transform true events into intellectually exciting theater.
The cost for the full series of four presentations is $50 for members of the Pasadena Senior Center and $60 for non-members. This online series is not available for payment for individual sessions.
It's easy to register online! Everyone who registers will receive email instructions for joining each week’s Zoom class online.