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No Exit Opens at the Long Beach Playhouse

Genevieve Simon, Anthony B. Cohen and Natalie Beisner Photo by Mike Hardy

Genevieve Simon, Anthony B. Cohen and Natalie Beisner Photo by Mike Hardy Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential masterpiece No Exit opens at the Long Beach Playhouse on July 28. The play centers on three characters: two women and one man who are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell.

Port Opens to Photographers for Series of Workshops

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The Port of Long Beach is partnering with the Arts Council for Long Beach for Port of Long Beach Photo, a three-part photography learning experience for amateur and pro photographers alike. The free program will be held in August and end in October, in conjunction with Long Beach Arts Month, which is an annual celebration of local arts and culture.

“Consider the Match” to Premiere at The Found Theatre

Maggie Boles reading; Katie Faris arching.

Maggie Boles reading; Katie Faris arching. The Found Theatre of Long Beach will host the debut of a new play written, directed and performed by Long Beach artists Maggie Boles and Katie Faris: “Consider the Match.” Through the use of the surreal, absurd and awkward, “Consider the Match” follows two friends who ponder the complexities of today’s human existence through a series of quirky scenarios.

“42 – The True Story of An American Legend” This Weeks 100 Days of Summer Movie

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To keep the momentum going, half way through the summer on July 19, join us for a free screening of “42 – The True Story of an American Legend” (Pg 13) at Blair Field, 4700 Deukmejian Dr in Recreation Park.

Homeland Cultural Center Dance Fest Highlights Diverse Ensembles

Homeland Cultural Dance Fest image via the City of Long Beach.

Homeland Cultural Dance Fest image from the City of Long Beach. The 6th annual Homeland Cultural Center “Dance Fest” will take place on Saturday, July 20 at 4 p.m. at the Center Theater in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E.

Placemaking Grants Encourage Aesthetic Improvements to Public Spaces

Past Placemaking Grants have brought bling to unexpected places, like these gold fire hydrants on Long Beach Blvd. Photo from the DLBA.

Past Placemaking Grants have brought bling to unexpected places, like these gold fire hydrants on Long Beach Blvd. Photo from the DLBA. Innovative community leaders will have a new resource to improve their neighborhoods thanks to a new grant program from the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA).

International City Theatre Presents “Trying” by Joanna McClelland Glass

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It’s 1967. Lyndon B. Johnson is in office, Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis have just become an “item,” protests against the Vietnam war are going strong — and Judge Francis Biddle, former Attorney General under FDR and Chief Judge at the Nuremburg Trials, is 81 years old.

Next Summer and Music Event Features Bicycle Drive-In, August 2

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Summer and Music (SAM) takes to the great outdoors with their third concert of the season – Bicycle Drive-In on Saturday, August 2 from 6-10 pm, situated on a vacant lot located on Pine Avenue between 6th & 7th Streets. Co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), the event will include live performances by Sam Outlaw and Rosie Harlow and the Tall Tale Boys, plus a screening of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.

CSULB Hosts Steppenwolf Classes West Summer Intensive

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Steppenwolf Classes West will offer a month long summer intensive for professional and soon to be professional actors, hosted by California State University Long Beach’s Theatre Arts Department and department chair Anne D’Zmura.

Playhouse Mainstage Season Closes with Fiddler on the Roof

Harriet Whitmyer as Golde, Martin Feldman as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Long Beach Playhouse. Photography by Robert Craig.

Harriet Whitmyer as Golde, Martin Feldman as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Long Beach Playhouse. Photography by Robert Craig. Each year, Long Beach Playhouse closes its Mainstage Season with a musical. This year it’s pleased to present the popular classic, Fiddler on the Roof.

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