Zane Grey on stage to celebrate El Molino Viejo

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WHAT: “The Light of Western Stars,” a two hour western romance with music. A world premiere production celebrating the 200th anniversary of San Marino’s El Molino Viejo
Western Stars coverWHO: Adapted by Bob Colleary from the classic novel by Zane Grey. Directed by Billy Gill. Produced by Allison Darby Gorjian and Betsy Roth. Developed and presented by Little Candle Productions.
WHERE: El Molino Viejo — 1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA 91108
WHEN: August 19, 20, and 21 – all performances at 7:30pm
$25 general admission
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Can East Coast socialite Madeline Hammond tame the last corners of the Wild West when she follows in the footsteps of her runaway brother?
Set in 1912 Arizona, “The Light of Western Stars” is first and foremost a love story; a romance between the East and West Coasts, between structured society and free wilderness, and, ultimately, between an independent, high-society woman and one of America’s last cowboys.
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Little Candle Productions bravely proclaims that NEW PLAYS AREN’T SCARY, creating new. intelligent, story-centered work for both the hesitant and enthusiastic audience member.
Zane Grey (Wikipedia)
Zane Grey (Wikipedia)

Having made their home at South Pasadena’s Fremont Centre Theatre since 2013 (producing world premieres of “The Innocence of Father Brown,” “The Elliots,” and the 2014 smash hit “Cold Tangerines: The Play”). the Little Candle Productions team knew that this grand western needed a venue to match and is thrilled to be presenting this, their fifth original script under the western stars at El Molino Viejo.

Written by Bob Colleary. Bob is a 35-year veteran of the television industry, with credits as a writer and producer on beloved classics like “Touched by an Angel,” “Saved by the Bell,” “The Golden Girls,” and “The Facts of Life.” This world premiere of “The Light of Western Stars” marks his eighth new play to be produced in Los Angeles.
Directed by Billy Gill. A graduate of Southern Methodist University’s prestigious Meadows School of the Arts, Billy most recently worked with Little Candle as Musical Director of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe world premiere of “Taming of the Show.” In addition to directing, he works as a songwriter and actor, with professional credits including the role of Charlie Cotchipee in the Pasadena Playhouse’s revival of “Purlie” and a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in the Griffin Theatre’s production of “Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging” in Chicago.
Top photo by Tim Forkes