Long Beach The Found Theatre
Feeling stressed out over the holidays? Having anxiety over the color of the Starbucks seasonal cup? Can’t decide whether to say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays?” Relax…we’re here to make America merry again with one of those warm and schmaltzy 1950s TV Christmas specials, featuring the shining stars of the day.
In 1993 two freshmen actors met in an art class and dreamed of one day singing together. Twenty-two years later these two self-described “procrastinator’s” finally share the stage for an energetic and joyful evening of music and anecdotes from a lifetime of friendship and planning.
Yep, they’re doing it again! The fine women of Soroptimist International of Long Beach are holding their second fundraiser for Meals On Wheels at The Found this Saturday night.
Join us for Dinner & A Movie for a great cause.
Think of it as the irreverent Cliff’s Notes of nearly 80 years of Disney Studios filmmaking! Improv group, Those Sketchy People, brings the world premiere of “Digested Disney” to The Found Theatre for just two weekends, August 21 through August 30.
The Found Theatre and musician/music historian Ross Altman are proud to present a 50th Anniversary commemoration of the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, which has gone down in history as the moment when Bob Dylan went electric, practically got booed off the stage, but gave birth to the folk rock movement.
Arts & Services For Disabled, one of The Found’s oldest and most beloved community partners had a couple of tough breaks this week…no pun intended. Their beautiful, art-filled oasis on PCH, just one of four of their facilities providing therapeutic art, music, theatre and other services to severely disabled adults, was burglarized twice in one week.
The most popular show in Found Theatre history: 1991’s “Beyond The Valley of the Flight Attendants.” Seen here, SuperSaver Airlines’ finest: Kathleen Gray as Penny, Virginia DeMoss as Debbie and Cynthia Galles as Connie.
Feral Child is a performance art piece centering around Greta, a distraught young woman, and her perspective of societal constructs. After throwing a tantrum, she fragments her personality into six facets: Logic, Confusion, Sullen, Manic, Curiosity, and Maternal.
In 2005, Jenny Jacobs set out on an adventure that took her across the country to Philadelphia. In the fall of 2013, she returned to her home town of Long Beach where she continues her personal mission of deepening the community’s appreciation for the performing arts as a teacher, performer, choreographer…and always a dreamer.
Founded in 1974 by Long Beach resident, Cynthia Galles, The Found Theatre has been producing original, avant garde plays for 40 years. When Galles, a tireless genius who wrote, directed, designed and acted in most of the Found’s original productions, learned she had breast cancer, she knew that the experience, like other difficult issues her theatre had explored, would wind up on stage to educate and enlighten through the medium of comedy.