The Next Arena and The California Performing Arts Centre present Von Bach written by Owen Hammer


Baron Heinrich Von Bach was the nineteenth century mad scientist resurrected from the dead by his own ungodly invention. At least that’s the story Hollywood told when they got hold of the gothic romance novel written by Elsa Jaeger. For a hundred years they’ve made as many films based on the bloody life and undeath of Von Bach. Today, Worldwide Studios has hired screenwriter Minna McPheeters to make the true story of Von Bach, an epic saga of love and loss. Suddenly, in the middle of production, the real Von Bach returns once more from the dead and he is going to teach the cast and crew the real meaning of “development hell.”


Where: Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave. South Pasadena, CA 91030
When: Saturday Evenings at 8PM; Sunday Matinees at 3pm
Running Time: 90 Min
Admission: $25 General Admission $20 Students/Seniors

The Cast

Lori Anne Edwards, Jonathan Howard, Maia Peters, JR Reed,
Summer Stevens, Matt Taylor
, David Wilcox

Creative/Production Team

Playwright: Owen Hammer
Director & Producer: Scott Rognlien
Lighting/Projection Designer: Kate Leahy
Set Designer: Kurtis Bedford
Stage Manager: Becky Harrison
Sound Designer: Matt Richter

Press & Reviews

"Hilarious and ingenious parody" - LA Stage Times
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"A clever and somewhat outrageous send-up of Hollywood movie-making...
very funny's all a lot of fun." - Pasadena Star News
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"One of the most hilarious comedies I have seen in some time." -
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"Two hours of unconventional, sidesplitting comedy." - Life in LA
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"Go because you genuinely want a good time: because you want to laugh, honestly and completely" - Playwriting in the City
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