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Caltech Theater Presents the Pasadena Story of JPL Co-Founder Jack Parsons



Title: Caltech Theater Presents the Pasadena Story of JPL Co-founder Jack Parsons
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Caltech Theater Presents the Pasadena Story of JPL Co-Founder Jack Parsons
Feb. 19 - 27, 2010


02.09.10 - The Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology (TACIT) is proud to present the world premiere of "Pasadena Babalon," a new stage play dealing with the life of rocket pioneer Jack Parsons, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Aerojet General Corporation. 

Caltech Theater director Brian Brophy will direct the play penned by George Morgan, author of last year's well-received "Rocket Girl." Babalon takes the audience on a journey through mid-1930s Pasadena up until Jack's untimely death in 1952. Surrounded by a gallery of characters including Aleister Crowley, L. Ron Hubbard, Theodore Von Karman and many others, the play examines the nature of genius, with its unintended consequences, black magic, military contracts and the formation of JPL.

"Pasadena Babalon" is scheduled to open Friday, February 19, and continues Saturday, Feb. 20; Sunday, Feb. 21 (shows at 2:30 and 7:30); and Friday, Feb. 26, closing on Feb. 27. All shows except Sunday are at 8 p.m. in Caltech's Ramo Auditorium.

$18 General Admission
$9 Seniors and students over 18 with ID
$5 Caltech students with ID and children under 18
(Group discounts are available.)

To order tickets, contact the Caltech Ticket Office at 1-888-2-CALTECH or 626-395-4652 (TDD number 626-395-3700). The Ticket Office is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106. You can also fax the Ticket Office at 626-395-1721, email them at events@xxxxxxxxxxx, or visit their Web site at http://events.caltech.edu/.

For more information about the Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology, go to http://tacit.caltech.edu/ . For directions, go to http://events.caltech.edu/find.html .


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