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March 2019

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PLAYS IN A DAY: THIRD TIMES THE CHARM

Mar. 23, 2019

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Run: Mar. 23, 2019 Saturday at 8pm

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All Studio Collaborative Shows are Festival Seating meaning there is no assigned seating, it is first come, first serve.

PLEASE NOTE: The Studio Theater is on the 2nd Floor, it is only accessible by stairs, there is no elevator.

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The Studio Collaborative: PLAYS IN A DAY (Or  1440 Minute Theatre): THIRD TIMES THE CHARM Company: LBP, Alex Shewchuk & Jesse Bosworth producing Dates: March 23 @ 8pm, 2019. Tickets: $10 Description: Join us for an exhilarating evening of theatre. Witness the work of exhausted writers, frantic actors and impulsive directors as they strive create the debut performance of a show that will never be seen again.

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AUDITIONS: August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS

Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2019
By August Wilson

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Director: Rovin Jay
Run: Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2019 , performs May 18th - June 15th, 2019

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TITLE: SEVEN GUITARS AUTHOR: August Wilson DIRECTOR: Rovin Jay ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Sonya Randall RUN: May 18th – June 15th, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Special performances on Thursday and Sunday nights may be added for private parties and special events. This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity.  There is no pay.  AUDITION DATES: Open Call: Dates: Monday, March 25th and Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse   Callbacks: Date and Time:…

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LBP NEW WORKS FESTIVAL 2019

Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2019
By J. Stephen Brantley and Raegan Payne

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Director: Evan Battle & Holland Renton
Run: Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2019 Friday & Saturday at 8pm

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All Studio Collaborative Shows are Festival Seating meaning there is no assigned seating, it is first come, first serve.

PLEASE NOTE: The Studio Theater is on the 2nd Floor, it is only accessible by stairs, there is no elevator.

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The Studio Collaborative: LBP NEW WORKS FESTIVAL 2019 Company: LBP New Works Committee producing Dates: March 29 & 30 @ 8pm, 2019. Tickets: $10 Description: The annual festival nurtures emerging and established playwrights to develop new scripts. Reading 100+ scripts a year, the New Works Literary Committee chooses two top plays to receive a staged reading with critical feedback from professional theatre critics and audience talk back. THIS YEAR’S WINNING SHOWS: SHRUTI GUPTA CAN TOTALLY DEAL by J. Stephen Brantley THE DYING…

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April 2019

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SILENT SKY

Apr. 6 to May. 4, 2019
Written by Lauren Gunderson

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Director: Phyllis B. Gitlin
Run: Apr. 6 to May. 4, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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In this true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century astronomer hampered in her passions because she was born into an age where women didn’t pursue such things brings, her struggle for equality is brought to vivid life.  Much like the women of Hidden Figures a few generations later, Leavitt is able to overcome the biases of her day as she joins a group of women “computers” charting the stars for a renowned male astronomer who claims credit for…

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AUDITIONS: THE HATMAKER’S WIFE

Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, 2019
by Lauren Yee

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Director: Shinshin Yuder Tsai
Run: Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, 2019 , performs June 8th - July 6th, 2019

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TITLE: THE HATMAKER’S WIFE AUTHOR: Lauren Yee DIRECTOR: Shinshin Yuder Tsai RUN:  June 8th – July 6th, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Special performances on Thursday and Sunday nights may be added for private parties and special events. This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity.  There is no pay.  AUDITION DATES: Open Call: Dates: Monday, April 15th & Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse   Callbacks: Date and Time: Wednesday, April…

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EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR

Apr. 26 to May. 25, 2019
by Lauren Gunderson

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Director: James Rice
Run: Apr. 26 to May. 25, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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PLEASE NOTE: The Studio Theater is on the 2nd Floor, it is only accessible by stairs, there is no elevator.

 

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If the Coen Brothers created a mashup of  Shakespearean revenge tale and outrageous comedy, it would be EXIT, PURSED BY A BEAR. Join Nan as she forces her abusive husband, Kyle, to watch her and her over-the-top cheerleading friend, Simon, reenact scenes from their horrible relationship as he’s tied to his La-Z-Boy.  Will Nan be able to make Kyle see the painful truths of their marriage, or will she leave him to be mauled by a bear at the end…

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AUDITIONS: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Apr. 30 to May. 2, 2019

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Run: Apr. 30 to May. 2, 2019 , performs June 29 - Aug. 3 with a possible extension to Aug. 10, 2019

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AUDITION NOTICE: TITLE: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES AUTHOR: Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman, Book by Harvey Fierstein, Based on the Play by Jean Poiret DIRECTOR: Sean F. Gray MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Stephen Olear CHOREOGRAPHER: Phie Mura RUN:  June 29 – Aug. 3 with a possible extension to Aug. 10, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Special performances on Thursday and Sunday nights may be added for private parties and special events. This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity. …

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May 2019

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August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS

May. 18 to Jun. 15, 2019
Written by August Wilson

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Director: Rovin Jay
Run: May. 18 to Jun. 15, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS is an engaging, music-filled drama that runs about 2hr. 45 min., plus one 15 min. Intermission.

 

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From the master playwright of Fences, August Wilson, comes this story in his decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in America. In a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, friends gather to mourn the sudden death of a blues guitarist who has died on the verge of his musical success. Flashing back to the busy week preceding Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton’s demise, we learn the reasons for his tragic fall. Mixing the genres of dark elegy, bawdy comedy, and mystery, Schoolboy’s story has…

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Young Playwrights Workshop Showcase

May. 25, 2019

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Run: May. 25, 2019

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LBP has partnered with I.C.E.S Education to present scenes written by youth participants in their after-school program.   Young Playwrights Workshop Showcase will present works written by: Ryan Irwin Sha’naiya Smith Noel Chavez Athena Pearson Kailee Hines Devyn Hart Sofia Hernadez Emily Park Holden Vaysfeld J’Lon Carroll Sha’riya Smith Destiny Cortes   Youth Tickets $5 Adult Tickets $10      

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AUDITIONS: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

May. 28 to May. 30, 2019
By Quiara Alegria Hudes

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Director: Ryan Holihan
Run: May. 28 to May. 30, 2019 , Performs July 20th - August 17th, 2019

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TITLE: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL AUTHOR: Quiara Alegria Hudes DIRECTOR: Ryan Holihan RUN:  July 20th – August 17th, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM. Special performances on Thursday and Sunday nights may be added for private parties and special events. This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity.  There is no pay.  AUDITION DATES: Open Call: Tuesday & Wednesday  Dates: Tuesday, May 28th & Wednesday, 29th, 2019 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse   Callbacks:…

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