PacRep Theatre and Monterey Peninsula Theatre Trust present

MAY 18 – MAY 19
Thursday and Friday evening at 7:30 PM
Benefiting PacRep's Peppy Garner and Darnell Whitt School of Dramatic Arts (SoDA) and the MPTT Scholarship Fund

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White Knight...Shoes Too Tight
Written by Howard Burnham
May 18 and 19
Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 PM
Indoor Forest Theater


A benefit for PacRep's Peppy Garner and Darnell Whitt School of Dramatic Arts (SoDA) and Howard Burnham Productions.

PacRep Theatre and the Monterey County Theatre Alliance will be hosting White Knight...Shoes Too Tight in the historic Indoor Forest Theater, written and performed by local professional actor Howard Burnham.
The evening will feature dramatic encounters with Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Victorian masters of nonsense. Burnham presents an outline of the life and works of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), the author of the Alice books, and of Edward Lear, the 'dirty landscape painter and writer of bosh.'

In 1865, the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s hand-written and illustrated Alice’s Adventures Underground (that he had given to Alice Liddell, as a souvenir of a boating trip taken two years earlier) was first published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland under his nom de plume of Lewis Carroll. Discover how a stuffy Oxford mathematician and gifted pioneer photographer created a childhood classic ‘all in a golden afternoon’ on a river jaunt with a college colleague and the three Liddell sisters.

At the end of his wandering life, Edward Lear, artist, poet, and humorist, is looking for his beloved cat, Foss. He proceeds to tell a group of American visitors the story of his life, from his comfortable early childhood in London, though the trauma of his father’s bankruptcy and his own development of epilepsy, to his salvation through art – first animal painting then landscapes – to his hilarious encounters with an Italian policeman, Queen Victoria, and the monks of Mount Athos, and ending with his gentle exile at San Remo with Foss (“the owl and the pussy-cat”).
A humorous and wistful encounter with the author of the immortal The Book of Nonsense.
The performances at the Indoor Forest Theater will raise funds for both the PacRep Peppy Garner and Darnell Whitt School of Dramatic Arts (SoDA) and the Howard Burnham Productions. Runtime: 80 minutes with one intermission.


Venue Information 

 To make your theater going experience more pleasant, we encourage you to arrive early and to please bear in mind the following:
  • Friday and Saturday performances at the Indoor Forest Theater begin at 7:30 PM, with seating beginning thirty minutes prior to show time. Parking is limited, and there is no reserve seating.
  • Only licensed service animals are allowed into the venue. Please have your printed license ready to show box office personnel.
  • For patron convenience, a passenger drop off area is in the main parking lot.
  • Parking is recommended on Mountain View, and on Junipero Street (a 10 minute walk down Mountain View).
  • There are no refunds once tickets are purchased. Tickets may be exchanged for alternate performances (subject to availability) by contacting the Box Office, at least 24 hours prior to the original performance date. With the exception of Flexpass holders, ticket exchanges will incur a per ticket fee of $3.00.
  • While PacRep is taking measures to enhance the safety of our visitors, performers, and employees, an inherent risk of exposure to and infection with COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, and a visit to the Forest Theater may still pose a risk to your safety. By visiting the Forest Theater, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. PacRep reserves the right to ask any patron to leave the premises.


From Highway 1:
Take the Ocean Avenue exit, and continue past the first stop sign for two blocks.
Turn left onto Santa Rita Street and continue one block to the bottom of the hill.
The entrance gate is to the left, at the intersection of Santa Rita & Mountain View
From Downtown Carmel:
Proceed up Ocean Ave. to the intersection of Ocean, Junipero St., and Mountain View Ave.
Veer right onto Mountain View, and continue for 3 blocks. 
You will see the Forest Theater gate to the left, at the intersection of Santa Rita & Mountain View

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