Long Beach Opera's production of "The Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat"---the story of a musician no longer able to see faces---emphasizes what the powers of love, patience and cleverness can overcome ... and what they cannot.
Sean Scofield is a standout as the churlish Malvolio in Long Beach Shakespeare Company's rendition of "Twelfth Night, or What You Will," playing weekends at the Richard Goad Theatre in Bixby Knolls through June 30.
The Long Beach Area Group of the Sierra Club has announced its endorsements of 2nd district City Councilmember Suja Lowenthal and 8th district council candidate Lillian Kawasaki in their campaigns for seats on the Long Beach City Council. “Our interview committee was impressed by both candidates,” said Gabrielle Weeks, chairperson of the local Sierra Club [...]
How does a cast of 10 in a tiny theatre portray 60 characters across big-city London and a time-traveling universe while telling a tale that everybody already knows is headed toward St. Nick-of-time-redemption? Convincingly, movingly, almost miraculously, and God bless them for it, every one!
"Anna In The Tropics" won the Pulitzer Prize for playwright Nilo Cruz, and Long Beach Shakespeare Company captures the human story---and the humidity---that's at the essence of his tradition-vs.-modernization theme.
Absurdist as this clown-show-with-wordplay may be, “Usallica” is a clear satire of much of the tradition and belief that binds us—the point being that some of that binding is too tight and all too often insufficiently parsed (or we might say: conjugated).