Equus Takes the Stage in LB Playhouse’s Studio Theatre
2013-08-22 · By Editor
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.