For the February 24 South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl, Actress Lissa Reynolds, Co-Owner of the Fremont Centre Theatre with her husband Jim Reynolds, gave a scintillating concert reading of a half hour excerpt from “Woman of Independent Means.” Photo courtesy of South Pasadena Public Library

Woman Involved in South Pasadena Political Action (WISPPA) is inviting the community to inaugurate its new meeting place at the Senior Center, 1102 Oxley St. with a special program, ‘Celebrating the Arts’.   

Lissa Reynolds will be performing her long running role as Bess in “A Woman of Independent Means” with a 45-minute concert reading based on the best-selling novel by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey. 

After several WISPPA members attended the Winter Arts Crawl and watched Reynolds reprise her role in “A Woman of Independent Means”, staged inside the Library, all unanimously agreed that Reynolds had to be the main presenter for the special ‘Celebrating the Arts’ meeting. 

Several WISPPA members attended the Winter Arts Crawl and watched Reynolds reprise her role in “A Woman of Independent Means”, staged inside the Library. Photo courtesy of South Pasadena Public Library

The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s web page says that “South Pasadena has been identified as being in the Top Ten list of Creative Communities in LA that are havens for ‘the Creative Class’. This, according to Richard Florida, Co-Founder and Editor at Large at The Atlantic Cities, results in a burgeoning gallery scene, live concerts, Art Walks and Eclectic Music Festival.”

Reynolds, the founding Director of SPARC (The South Pasadena Arts Council), is a member of this Creative Class. She and her husband, James Reynolds, both accomplished actors and producers, are the owners of the Fremont Centre Theatre.

SPARC believes that the arts enrich lives and are vital to the social, educational and economic well-being of South Pasadena. Everyone is welcome to attend Reynolds’ performance on Saturday, April 7 and participate in the creative community.

WISPPA is inviting the community to inaugurate its new meeting place at the Senior Center, 1102 Oxley St. with a special program, ‘Celebrating the Arts’. Photo by Harry Yadav

Come for coffee and refreshments beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by a brief business meeting. Guest speakers/presenters usually start around 9:30 a.m.

Notice about parking: the SPUSD lot is usually available for public parking. WISPPA thanks the school district for the use of the lot. In general, please be aware of the 2-hour parking restrictions around the Library and Senior Center. The further away from the Library and Center, parking restrictions become 3 hours.

WISPPA’s purpose is to push for accountability, integrity, and transparency in South Pasadena government and seeks to offer opinions and advocate for positions concerning the well being of the City of South Pasadena, and to provide information to the electorate regarding city issues. WISPPA encourages qualified candidates, especially women, to develop their leadership skills and to run for office. Visit the WISPPA website at www.wisppa.org for more information.

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