The Great Stone Face

by Robert Ulloa 0

Film actor, comedian and director Buster Keaton was best known for his silent comedies in the 1920s. A man who was considered the greatest physical comedian in silent cinema history will have some of his best¬†drolleries performed on stage at The Pasadena Playhouse in “Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton” June 3 through June 29, 2014.

Buster Keaton was best known for his brilliantly exclusive facial expressions. Not only did he master facial expressions, but he was known in Hollywood for taking on the challenge of his own stunts and sustaining minimal injuries in the process.

The bulk of Keaton’s work was done during the 1920s. His first film was a short made in 1917 called “The Butcher Boy.” Many years later, he went on to make several more movies, such as “The General”, “Steamboat Bill Jr.”, “Sherlock Jr.”, “One Week” and “The Navigator”.

This talented actor obtained his stage name at the age of six months, after falling down stairs. The name “Buster” was given to him after magician Harry Houdini picked him up from the fall and returned him to his parents and said, “What a buster.”

The cast of “Stoneface” includes French Stewert, Jake Broder, Teagan Ashton Cohan, Conner Duffy, Joe Fria, Scott Leggett, Guy Picot, Rena Strober and Pat Town. “Stoneface” is directed by Jaime Robledo.

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