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September 2019

Come join us this Halloween season for one of the most terrifying supernatural thrillers of all time. During a paranormal investigation, Dr. Montague and his small team of volunteers visit Hill House, an unwelcoming mansion with a history of secrets and tragedies.  As each guest is affected by the house’s psychological manipulations, their minds, souls, and very lives become endangered.  Based on Shirley Jackson’s chilling novel, this dramatization is sure to leave the audience shivering with delightful terror! CAST LIST:…

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November 2019

In this holiday sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, presented so successfully by LBP last season, we now focus on Mary, the middle sister in the Bennet household.  Utilizing the same droll humor and intellectual romantic spirit as the Austen classic, enjoy a frolicking good time in this highly entertaining and warm-spirited welcome to the holiday season.  As the verbal sparring and intellectual challenges abound, Mary Bennet breaks away from her past to discover the delicious possibilities introduced when…

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December 2019

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2019)

Dec. 7 to Dec. 22, 2019
Written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Gregory Cohen, ‘Phie Mura, and Evan Battle

About the Play

Director: Evan Battle
Run: Dec. 7 to Dec. 22, 2019 Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

The perennial favorite returns for its eighth incarnation at Long Beach Playhouse. In this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future show Ebenezer Scrooge the poverty of his material wealth and the blessings that come with generosity. Can they convince him to change before it’s too late? Come spend time with the characters you’ve come to love – Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and of course the irascible miser himself.  This…

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January 2020

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police suspect a man who died two years previously; a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all. …

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February 2020

For those who love a good British farce, imagine the joy of being able to watch the mayhem going on behind the scenes.  Imagine no longer as we bring you “backstage” during the rehearsals and performances of a comedy that goes hilariously wrong over its months of production.  As this troupe of actors presents an awful flop called Nothing’s On, doors slam, cues are missed, and lives and careers dangle in the balance during what has been called “the funniest…

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April 2020

In what is possibly Tennessee Williams’ most famous and well-loved dramas of the modern theatre, Maggie and Brick are trying to survive the ever present tension when Brick’s family gets together to celebrate Big Daddy’s 65th (and possibly last) birthday.  As the family members jockey for power and favoritism, secrets are exposed and weaknesses and insecurities are put to the test.  In this latest version of the timeless drama, emotions have never been laid more bare and we have never…

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May 2020

From Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, writer of Crumbs from the Table of Joy and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, comes this tale of love and desire at the turn of the 20th century.  Esther, a talented black seamstress, saves her money as she works toward her future sewing intimate apparel for wealthy matrons and prostitutes alike.  Even as she longs for a forbidden love, she accepts a future with a distant correspondent who woos her with possibilities. …

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June 2020

On his 35th birthday, the confirmed bachelor Robert celebrates yet again with his collection of married friends, and begins to question his place in their lives.  As it becomes clear that he is using these relationships as a shield to fully committing in his own life, he makes self-discoveries, both crushing and highly comic, that will propel him into his own future.  Peppered with some of Sondheim’s greatest songs, such as “Being Alive” and “The Ladies Who Lunch,” this classic…

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