Artistic Director Josh Jordan wears many hats at the Red Door Theatre Company, the new company that opened its doors in a refurbished transmission shop in Pasadena just last August. Because securing rights to published plays is so expensive, Jordan has written all three shows the company has produced. And he's directing the company's newest production of his latest script, The Debutante Girl. ("I'm also the janitor," he laughs.) The story follows the lives of Azalea and Iris, a pair of boarding-school chums who discover that "life can change in a moment," says Jordan. The story is told in a series of flashbacks, after Iris discovers her murdered husband. Azalea is the culprit, and when Iris thinks back on all the things her over-the-top friend has done since middle school, Iris wonders if she should return the favor and kill her bud. "The story is really about duplicity," says Jordan, "how no one really knows what someone else is capable of." And of course, there's all that murder and mayhem to tie it all together. We won't give away the ending of the show, but we will say it certainly ends with a bang. See The Debutante Girl at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Through March 21. 4513 Red Bluff, Pasadena. For information, call 281-542-0500 or visit www.thereddoortheatrecompany.com. $15.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: March 11. Continues through March 21, 2010