Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 26, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 26, 2022 



Want a super sweet, friendly, 


affectionate delight, who just 
wants to give love, cuddles, and 


purrs to everyone she meets? 
"Morti" is your girl! She's 8 yrs 
INDEPENDENCE: The True Story of Dr. Mary Walker is part of the Sierra Madre Play-

old, healthy, and a complete 
house Solo Shows Festival, a distinctive series of dynamic stage presentations inspired by 

sweetie! Because she was raised 
the lives of real people who left their marks on the historical and cultural landscapes. The 

in a very loving home, she only 
knows how to love and be loved. 

show will be presented at the Playhouse on April 9 and 10. 

But. . . we just can’t understand 
why she hasn’t been adopted yet! Please adopt this beautiful, 
loving sweetheart. See more pictures and her videos on our 

 Dr. Mary Walker (1832-1919) was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army, a suf

website’s Adult Cats page. Don't 

fragist, an abolitionist, a prohibitionist, endured four months in a Confederate prison and 

forget to mention our March Madness discount of $25 off the 

remains, to this day, the only woman out of over 3500 recipients to be awarded the Con-

adoption fee plus receive one of our popular fresh catnip socks. 

gressional Medal of Honor, our country’s highest honor. 

Submit the application you'll find on our website:, or email us at 

 Her ordeal as a prisoner of war had lifelong ramifications for her physical well-being, 
but she did not slow down. If anything, she became busier than ever. A militant believer 

Pet of the Week 

in the equivalency of men and women, this extended to her appearance: she attired herself 

 Six-year-old Kahna is a playful cat who dashes after her toys 

in “reform dress,” a skirt over trousers, which she wore for comfort and freedom of move

(which include balls, socks, and even toilet paper tubes!). 

ment. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a doctor, was the only woman in her 

She’s very dexterous and will retrieve her toys from hard-

class at medical school and would not take 'No' for an answer. She also wrote articles for 

to-reach places. Kahna loves sitting in chairs, even if you 

magazines and two books on the inequality of the genders. She was a feminist before the 

were about to sit there yourself. She enjoys being pet, and 

term was coined. 

especially loves back rubs and chin scratches. She shows herappreciation with lots of purring.

 Her personal challenges included a philandering husband, sexism from dismissive 

 The adoption fee for cats is $100. All cat adoptions include 

men, and resentment from women who saw her as competitive or as 'a woman who didn't 

spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines. 

know her place' in a patriarchal society. 

 New adopters will receive a complimentary health-andwellness 
exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with informationabout how to care for your pet.

 Her life was full of dramatic possibilities, and it is finally the subject of a solo play, 
INDEPENDENCE: The True Story of Dr. Mary Walker.

 View photos of adoptable pets and schedule an adoption appointment at pasadenahumane.
org. Adoptions are by appointment only, and new adoption appointments are availableevery Sunday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. 

Performer Kathie Barnes inhabits the role of Mary Walker and brings her to vivid 
life on stage. Kathie’s other stage appearances include roles in Dancing at Lughnasa (Bev

Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone 

erly Hills Outlook Award nomination for Best Actress); The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; 

calls or email. 

The Old Neighborhood; What Are We Going to Say to Her?; Poems for Mary; and for 
Ray Bradbury’s Pandemonium 
Theatre Company: Bradbury x 
2 (ADA Award nomination for 
Best Actress), A Medicine for 
Melancholy; The Swan; and The 
Day It Rained Forever. Television 
appearances: All My Children; 
The Guiding Light; series 
regular in WB's Deception. Feature 
films include Jimmi, The 
Onion Movie, Speechifyin' (as 
Susan B. Anthony), and Bridge 
of Laughter.

 Lloyd J. Schwartz is the 
director and playwright. A man 
of all media, he wrote for the TV 
series Love, American Style; Alice; 
The Munsters Today; The A 
Team, The Love Boat, Baywatch 
and more. As an ABC network 
executive, he supervised production 
on Happy Days, Laverne 
and Shirley, What’s Happening 
and Three’s Company. 
With his father, TV legend Sherwood 
Schwartz, he co-created 
Harper Valley P.T.A. Lloyd also 
produced numerous iterations 
of the Brady Bunch and Gilli

gan’s Island franchises for feature 
films, television and stage. With 
his wife Barbara, Lloyd created the 
long-running Storybook Theatre at 
Theatre West. He has also had 34 
produced plays.

True Story of Dr. Mary Walker had 
its world premiere at The Women's 
Convention celebrating 100 years 
of the vote for women in New York 
state in Seneca Falls, New York in 

 This performance is your 
opportunity to see an exceptional 
actress portray a true American 

of Dr, Mary Walker. A show. 
Written and directed by Lloyd J. 
Schwartz. Starring Kathie Barnes. 
Produced for Sierra Madre Playhouse 
by Gary Lamb. At Sierra 

Madre Playhouse, 
87 W. Sierra Madre 
Blvd., Sierra Madre, 
CA 91024. Ample free 
parking in lots behind 
the Playhouse and 
across the street. Saturday, 
April 9, 2022 
at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 
April 10 at 2:30 
p.m. Admission: $40; 
Seniors (65+) $35;
Youth (21 and under) 
$25. Reservations: 
org or call 
(626) 355-4318. 

Suitable for general 
audiences. Covid-19 
safety protocols will 
be observed. As of 
this writing, it means 
that audience members 
must be masked 
and will be asked to 
show proof of vaccination 
(vax card or 
digital record). 

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