Equus Takes the Stage in LB Playhouse’s Studio Theatre

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Long Beach Playhouse - Equus

Long Beach Playhouse Studio presents Equus by Paul Shaffer in September.

Starting September 7, The Playhouse Studio is staging the hit drama by Peter Shaffer, Equus. The international hit will be directed by Playhouse stalwart Robert Craig. The cast is a mix of new-comers and old timers at the Playhouse.

Dr. Martin Dysart (Noah Wagner), a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang (Andrew Nowak), a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. This very passion is as foreign to Dysart as the act itself. To the boy’s parents it is a hideous mystery; Alan has always adored horses. To Dysart it is a psychological puzzle that leads both doctor and patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic confrontation. This international success reached new acclaim in London and on Broadway when revived in 2008.

Special Events for Equus:

  • Pay what you can Thursday on Sept. 5 – the community can see this production for whatever they can afford
  • Two for One Preview Friday on Sept. 6 – Tickets are $12
  • Opening Night Champagne Reception with cast on Sept. 7 – Tickets are $27

Adults are $24, seniors $21, and Students $14. Performances are 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 only. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.lbplayhouse.org or call 562-494-1014.

Long Beach Playhouse is located at 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA, 90804, right across from the Long Beach Recreation golf course.

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