Location Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Events at Pasadena Playhouse
The play “Real Women Have Curves” opens. Written by Josefina Lopez and directed by Seema Sueko, it tells the story of five full-figured women racing to meet an impossible deadline to keep their small, East LA sewing factory in operation. The play celebrates real women’s bodies, Southern California life and the strong bond between women who work together. The production opens at 8 p.m. and continues at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 4. Tickets are $37 to $77, with premium seating available for $150.
Director, choreographer and producer Kenny Ortega is the 2015 Diversity Award Artistic Honoree, and Abel Ramirez, founder of El Portal Restaurant is the Community Honoree at the annual Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraiser, starting with a pre-show reception at 1 p.m. at El Portal, 695 E. Green St., Pasadena. A performance of the Playhouse’s production of “Real Women Have Curves” follows the reception, at 3 p.m. A post-performance follows the performance, at Jacob Maarse Florists, 655 E. Green St., Pasadena. Single tickets are $250, and patron level tickets are $1,000 for two.