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251 E. Seventh St. Long Beach, CA 90813 | Long Beach | 866-811-4111
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    This preview of the 10 most interesting OC-area theater shows of the summer almost didn't get written. Not that it was hard to find 10—in fact, the challenge was keeping it to 10. It's...
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    Remember several years ago when back-to-back Truman Capote movies came out? Or when those two Snow White movies came out in 2012? One film was grossly overshadowed by the other, ultimately...
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    Johnna Adams’ play about the meeting between a young lesbian and the homophobic mother of her deceased girlfriend not only ushers in the second combined season of the Garage Theatre in...
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    Rounding off the 2013 theater season, Long Beach's quirkiest little theater house presents their 10th Annual Holiday Melodrama: Long Beach is Sinking. Written and directed by Jamie Sweet, we...
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    The sin in Wendy MacLeod's 1994 play Sin isn't the varying degrees of cardinal ones (gluttony, lust, vanity, etc.) committed by her eight characters. It's an unfortunate, dreadful second act...
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    Dark, sexy, slightly macabre—this is our kind of night at the theater. From the wonderfully wicked mind of Post Mortem Movement Theatre's Angela Lopez (and co-written by Ryan McClary),...
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    Although not quite the smartly allegorical tale we encountered when Benjamin Hoff re-imagined AA Milne’s little yellow bear and friends in The Tao of Pooh, playwright Bert V....
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    John Waters, Trey Parker, Rod Serling, Old Hickory and, yes, hold your breath—NEIL FUCKING SIMON!—are merely five of the legendary masters of their crafts (from X-rated films...
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    Absurd, weird, batty—it's all wonderful to us. So we're especially looking forward to this new production from the Garage Theatre: two plays from the trailblazer of absurdist theater,...
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    The Garage Theatre presents its 9th Annual Melodrama and Ice Cream Social, Steam-Powered Rocket Ride to the Moon, also known as Ground Control to Ging and Rob. Written and directed by Jamie...
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    Fans of the cable show Sons of Anarchy (i.e., The Sopranos on motorcycles) will realize something when examining the set of Trojan Barbie: Tig would not approve. The fictional Tig suffers...
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    The West Coast Premiere of Christine Evans' Trojan Barbie comes to the Garage Theatre's stage—and with it relocates Euripides' tragedy The Trojan Women to modern times complete with...
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    Despite impressive advances in technology, can man say he's outpaced his primal self? Or are such notions mere illusion? The Garage Theatre in Long Beach is celebrating its 50th...
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    It's not uncommon to see the name Shakespeare pop up on the schedules of many a theater during the summer. The epic scope and huge casts involved in his plays make them ideal for outdoor...
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    The exceedingly quirky Garage Theatre opens its 2012 Armageddon season with Goose and Tomtom, written by David Rabe and directed here by Eric Hamme. Described as an "existential mindfuck,"...
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    The internet is just a series of tubes filled with cats. Fats cats, itty bitty cats, cats in bathtubs, cats riding vacuum cleaners. Local artists/musicians Ellen Warkentine and Andrew...
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    All you have to do is read the blurbage and verbiage describing the Garage Theatre’s upcoming production of Corpus Christi to know it’s interesting. The play speaks about...
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    While most of us will gather around swimming pools, beaches, barbecues and other places afflicted by the unrelenting fucking glare of the goddamn sun this summer, the cool kids will hunker...
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    She’s a 4-year-old with psych issues; he’s her imaginary friend with a coke problem. Together, they’re the main duo of Noah Haidle’s twisted, darkly comical Mr....
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    For those still reeling over the complete failure of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to honor True Grit with anything at this year’s Oscars, there’s a little dose...
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    Garage Theatre may not put on shows in an actual garage, but its venue is as cramped as one. No stage exists, and during packed shows, some viewers even sit on the floor. This unconventional...

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