The Pasadena Playhouse will present a revival of "Smokey Joe's Cafe" and a new play from former New York Times journalist Bernard Weinraub as part of its 2013-14 season, announced Thursday. In all, the company will present six main stage productions, including a holiday special, the same number as this season.
The Pasadena Playhouse has been working toward financial stability since emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010. That same year, the company ceased producing for several months because of financial difficulties.
"Smokey Joe's Cafe" will open the season (Sept. 18 to Oct. 13) and will be followed by "Stoneface" (Nov. 5 to Dec. 1), with French Stewart portraying silent film star Buster Keaton. The play previously ran at the Sacred Fools Theatre.
Weinraub's "Above the Fold" (Jan 28 to Feb. 23) is a fictional story of a female African American reporter who travels to a Southern university where four white fraternity boys have been accused of raping a young African American woman.