Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:42pm

Long Beach Shakespeare Company

CLOSES SATURDAY! LB PLAYHOUSE DOES “ADO” EXACTLY AS DUMB AS IT OUGHT TO BE DONE


"Much Ado About Nothing" at the LB Playhouse succeeds because Nicholas Thurkettle as Benedick and Kate Woodruff as Beatrice deliver in the most important roles of a charmingly ridiculous play. Through March 29.

LB SHAKESPEARE’S “TWELFTH NIGHT:” ITS FINAL NIGHT IS SATURDAY NIGHT


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.

‘ROMEO & JULIET’ CLOSES ITS RUN AT GOAD THEATRE SUNDAY AT 2 P.M.


The Long Beach Shakespeare Company's production of "Romeo and Juliet" isn't perfect, but it understands these are two idiot kids, who know about hormones, obsessiveness and instant gratification, but nothing about substantive romantic love.

WHY DOES HELEN BORGERS HAVE ALL THE FUN? IT’S ON THE RADIO NOW!


Helen Borgers,who has been having one hell of a time since she moved to Long Beach in 1958, seemed to enjoy herself on 'Greater Long Beach Radio with Dave Wielenga' on Thursday night---well, all except that crack Wielenga made abouther not having any range. Open this story and click on the link to hear the show.

MY, BUT THIS “OTHELLO” IS CERTAINLY A LOUD AND LOQUACIOUS FELLOW!


After seeing this production of Shakespeare's classic, "Othello," I can't help feeling the Bard shows a lack of restraint. And Long Beach Shakespeare's staging plays into the script's worst tendencies along these lines, heavy on the yelling and light on nuance.