Pasadena Babalon at Theatre Caltech

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From Friday 19 February 2010 at 8:00 PM

Ramo Auditorium
$18 (unreserved seating)

Presented By: Caltech Performing and Visual Arts

Pasadena Babalon is 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.

Theater Arts at Caltech (TACIT) director Brian Brophy (Shawshank Redemption, Day Without a Mexican, Star Trek: The Next Generation) 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 from Aleister Crowley, L.Ron Hubbard, Theordore 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.

TACIT casts feature Caltech undergraduates, graduate students, staff members, and JPL engineers.

The play will also be presented on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, and the following weekend on Friday and Saturday.

Discounted pricing for youth, students, seniors, and groups of 10 or more will likely be available, but prices have not yet been set.

There are just six performances:

Friday 2/19 8pm
Saturday 2/20 8pm
Sunday 2/21 matinee and 8pm
Friday 2/26 8pm
Saturday 2/27 8pm

Seats are not reserved.

The Caltech Ticket Office is the box office for Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, Ramo Auditorium, and Dabney Lounge. The Ticket Office is located in the northwest section of the Caltech campus, at 332 South Michigan Avenue, one block south of Del Mar Boulevard, in Pasadena.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 8th, Ticket Office hours will be noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday hours will vary.

Tickets for Caltech events may be purchased in advance in person, by U.S. mail, by fax, or by phone. The event box office is also open for sales beginning one hour before each event. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. For additional event information, to be put on our (U.S. Mail) mailing list, or to purchase tickets, contact the Ticket Office at:

Caltech Ticket Office
332 S. Michigan Ave.
Mail Code 332-92
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-4652
Fax: (626) 395-1721
TDD: (626) 395-3700

Location: Building 77 – Donald E. Baxter, M.D. Hall of the Humanities (the Baxter Hall of Humanities is immediately southeast of Beckman Auditorium)

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