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February 2017

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RUMORS

Feb. 25 to Mar. 25, 2017
Written by Neil Simon

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Director: James Rice
Run: Feb. 25 to Mar. 25, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins…

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January 2017

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic…

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December 20162016

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2016)

Dec. 8 to Dec. 18, 2016
Written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Gregory Cohen, 'Phie Mura, and Ryan Holihan

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Director: Ryan Holihan
Run: Dec. 8 to Dec. 18, 2016 Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

Director: Ryan Holihan Stage Manager: Wilhelm Peters   Returning for its fifth incarnation at Long Beach Playhouse, this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale will delight the entire family.  In 19th century England, 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…

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November 2016

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! Mistaken identities, secret relationships, betrayals and wardrobe malfunctions create an evening of hilarious confusion as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed to save their friendship, Bernard’s marriage, just…

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September 2016

Perhaps the most famous and popular of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, this gripping tale deals with the curse of the Baskerville family—and the fiendish killer-hound which stalks its members. As the action begins Sir Charles Baskerville has died under mysterious circumstances, and his nephew and heir, the young Sir Henry, has been threatened even before his arrival at Baskerville Hall. Enlisting the aid of Sherlock Holmes he sets out for his ancestral home on the Devon moor in the company…

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July 2016

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (WITHOUT REALLY TRYING)

Jul. 2 to Aug. 13, 2016
Book by Abe Burrows and Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

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Director: Anthony Galleran
Run: Jul. 2 to Aug. 13, 2016 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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Extended two performances!

Synopsis

Director: Anthony Galleran Musical Director: Bill Wolfe Choreographer: Tanya Thompson Join J. Pierrepont Finch as he meteorically rises from lowly window washer to high-powered executive in this rousing musical satire – featuring such familiar hits as “I Believe in You” and “Brotherhood of Man.”  When Finch follows the teaching of his business success handbook, he climbs the corporate ladder better – and faster – than anyone could ever imagine.  Biting comedy and bright insights are highlighted with delightfully memorable songs…

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May 2016

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A RAISIN IN THE SUN

May. 21 to Jun. 18, 2016
by Lorraine Hansberry

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Director: Phyllis Gitlin
Run: May. 21 to Jun. 18, 2016 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

When the family patriarch dies, a poor African-American family living on Chicago’s South Side, must decide what to do with the soon-to-arrive insurance settlement.  Should it be used to establish a liquor store, as son Walter Lee plans to do, hopefully moving the family out of poverty?  Or should his mother’s religious objections to alcohol be considered?  Family tensions rise as the future of the Younger family is weighed against the difficulties of the harsh and changing world in which…

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April 2016

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Apr. 9 to May. 7, 2016
adapted by Mark Brown. From the novel by Jules Verne.

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Director: Gregory Cohen
Run: Apr. 9 to May. 7, 2016 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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This Production Closed on May 7th, 2016.

Synopsis

Hop aboard Phileas Fogg’s hot-air balloon as a small troupe of actors takes on a global collection of unforgettable characters in this imaginative and theatrical re-imagining of Jules Verne’s classic adventure.  Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashed slapstick! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to travel the globe faster than ever before (a daunting task, even without being tracked by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run). Danger, romance, and…

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February 2016

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PYGMALION

Feb. 27 to Mar. 26, 2016
by George Bernard Shaw

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Director: Sarah Butts
Run: Feb. 27 to Mar. 26, 2016 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women’s independence. In Order of Appearance:   Deva Marie Gregory (CLARA EYNSFORD-HILL)  Carmen…

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January 2016

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THE MOUSETRAP

Jan. 16 to Feb. 13, 2016
by Agatha Christie

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Director: Jeff Brown
Run: Jan. 16 to Feb. 13, 2016 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

Possibly Agatha Christie’s greatest play, The Mousetrap is a spine-tingling who-dunnit with all the classic earmarks you’ve come to expect from the “Queen of Mystery” – a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house, a series of murders, a mysterious (and very perceptive) policeman. Who might be the killer?  The newlyweds? The spinster with the secrets untold? The odd architect?  The military man?  Or the odd stranger claiming to have survived his automobile accident?  Everyone is a suspect and…

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