AFTER 60 YEARS, DOES IONESCO’S ABSURDISM FEEL A BIT DADA-DODDERING?
Craig Johnson and Robbie Danzie bring poignancy to an old couple's look back at their lives in "The Chairs," the more accessible of a twin bill of early plays by dada/absurdist playwright Eugène Ionesco---including his first, "The Bald Soprano"---at The Garage Theatre through June 8
GERRIE SCHIPSKE: LB’S FIRST GAY MAYOR? WE THOUGHT WE’D NEVER ASK
Although Gerrie Schipske became Long Beach's first openly gay elected official in 1992, she has rarely referenced the subject ... until now, when we asked the 5th district's City Council representative about it---two months into her campaign to be the next Mayor of Long Beach.
“MACHINAL”: LB PLAYHOUSE UNEARTHS—AND HONORS—A TREASURE
"Machinal" is playwright Sophie Treadwell's 1928 expressionistic telling of a woman's struggle to find her way in a world she experiences as cold and absurd. Theatre critic Greggory Moore says it's the best thing he's seen at the LB Playhouse. Cold, absurd and Greggory Moore? We're in!