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March 2019

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RULE MY WORLD

Mar. 8 to Mar. 10, 2019

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Run: Mar. 8 to Mar. 10, 2019 Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm

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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: RULE MY WORLD Company: Karole Foreman & Joey Molina, Producers Dates: March 8, 9, @ 8pm, March 10 @ 2pm, 2019. Tickets: $25 Description: RULE MY WORLD is a modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Set in a dystopian future, it incorporates diverse musical genres such as spoken word, pop, R&B, Latin, Techno, and Hip-Hop. The show was adapted by local award-winning actor and writer, Karole Foreman and Emmy Award winning composer, Allan Phillips. Company…

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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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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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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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June 2019

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THE HATMAKER’S WIFE

Jun. 7 to Jul. 6, 2019
by Lauren Yee

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Director: Shinshin Yuder Tsai
Run: Jun. 7 to Jul. 6, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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In Lauren Yee’s comic fairy tale inspired by the Jewish folktales of Sholem Aleichem, we are introduced to a young woman who moves in with her boyfriend expecting domestic bliss. Instead, she finds discomfort, displacement, and the realization that she needs more.  In this witty and often deeply touching comedy, she finds assistance and guidance from the unlikeliest of sources — a wall in her new home. As the wall shares with her the magical tale of an old hat-maker…

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July 2019

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WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

Jul. 19 to Aug. 17, 2019
by Quiara Alegrîa Hudes

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Director: Ryan Holihan
Run: Jul. 19 to Aug. 17, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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This production closed August 17th, 2019.

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In this 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning drama,  Quiara Alegrîa Hudes, writer of the book for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, introduces us to Elliot, a veteran of the Iraq war. As he struggles to find his place in the world, we are also introduced to the members of an addiction chat room just trying to get through the day. When Elliot’s mother dies, cyber meets reality, anger gives way to understanding, and the resistance to their pasts and each other…

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August 2019

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Shakespeare’s OTHELLO

Aug. 30 to Sep. 28, 2019
by William Shakespeare

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Director: Aurora Culver
Run: Aug. 30 to Sep. 28, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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In this tragic masterpiece by Shakespeare, Othello, a powerful Moorish general, elopes with the Venetian lady Desdemona, inciting his envious friend Iago to put into motion a scheme to end their nuptial happiness through the poison of false accusations, distrust, rage, and eventually murder.  With powerful themes of love, jealously, race, and toxic masculinity, the story of OTHELLO is just as relevant to our culture today as when it was written over 400 years ago. Come experience the passion, terror,…

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November 2019

HAIR

Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado, Music by Galt MacDermot

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Director: Rovin Jay
Run: Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

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  • Friday, November 22nd, 8pm – Extension – SOLD OUT!
  • Saturday, November 23rd, 8pm – Extension and Absolute Final Show – SOLD OUT!

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Synopsis

Rediscover the wonders, pains, and joys within “the age of Aquarius.” HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. With an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show explores ideas of identity, community, global responsibility, and peace, as it remains as relevant as ever, examining what it means to be a young person in a changing world.  Once a mirror held up to the explosive and experimental life of young people in the 1960s,…

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December 2019

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MIRACLE ON ANAHEIM STREET

Dec. 6, 2019

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Run: Dec. 6, 2019 Friday at 8pm

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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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The Studio Collaborative: MIRACLE ON ANAHEIM STREET Company: Held2Gether & LBP Dates: Dec. 6, @ 8pm, 2019 Tickets: $20 Description: Long Beach Playhouse and Held2gether, Improv for Life are teaming up for the 5th Annual MIRACLE ON ANAHEIM STREET, a holiday variety to show to benefit the WomenShelter of Long Beach. Long Beach’s premiere comedy troupe, Held2gether will perform a dozen holiday themed comedic improv scenes, sketches and musical numbers to ring in the holiday sprit and celebrate WSLB’s great mission. The LBP…

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IT’S A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS CAROL

Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2019

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Run: Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2019 Friday & Saturday at 8pm

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The Studio Collaborative: IT’S A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS Company: Bravo Company Dates: Dec. 13 & 14 @ 8pm, 2019 Tickets: $20 Description: It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol is a comedy melodrama that parodies your favorite Christmas classics such as “A Christmas Carol”, “Its a Wonderful Life”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”, “The Martin/Crosby Christmas Specials” and more! Lots of audience interaction fun for the whole family. Company Statement: Bravo Company was founded in 2014 to provide a brand of…

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