New Solo Show by Award-Winning Actress Terra Taylor Knudson Brings History & Humor to Long Beach Playhouse

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Award-winning Long Beach actress and founder of Olio Theatre Works, Terra Taylor Knudson returns to the Long Beach Playhouse’s Collaborative for the third time, this time with her brand new solo performance; A Rose by Any Other Name produced in collaboration by Olio Theatre Works and the Long Beach Playhouse.

Told through monologue, anecdotes and a little creative conjecture this tour-de-force solo performance combines wit, humor and history as Terra examines the significant moments in her life through the lens of Shakespeare’s greatest women. The daughter of a Holistic psychotherapist and a computer scientist, Terra’s unique perspective and charming neuroses make for a delightful trip down memory lane. Her scholarly and intimate knowledge of her subjects brings an added layer of fun as she blends facts with historical fiction to illustrate how everyone has a bit of the Bard within.

A delightful celebration of the trials and tribulations of growing up, this show is sure to tickle the fancy of Shakespeare scholars and newbies alike and promises to shed light and laughter on the dynamic women who broke the mold and rocked the Tower of London!

Performances are January 29th, 30th & 31st at 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The box office is open Wednesday-Saturday from 3:00-8:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00-2:00 pm on scheduled matinees.

Tickets are available at, or by calling 562-494-1014, option 1.

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Long Beach Playhouse is located at 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA, 90804, right across from the Long Beach Recreation golf course. The Playhouse is community-supported theatre with programs and events that cut across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries.

Olio Theatre Works, Inc. is a non-profit independent theatre company that produces a wide variety of original, educational and classically theatrical productions to audiences of all ages. Our Mission is to ensure that Art remains a Right, not a Privilege which is why we strive to offer our programs at affordable prices and in environments that are accessible to a wide variety of audiences.

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