Long Beach Playhouse Offers LBUSD Students Free Admission to See TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
2011-10-12 · By Editor
Long Beach Playhouse is proud to offer free admission to Long Beach Unified School District students to see TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Thursday, Oct 20th. The play is ideal for middle school through high school students, which is required reading at the 9th grade level. Mark Zahn, principal from Renaissance High School for the Arts, states, “This is a great opportunity. All high school students read the novel, and at Renaissance, we all appreciate theater.” Dinner will be available for purchase from Komodo Food Truck at 6pm. The first 10 people in line for the food truck will receive a complimentary ticket to the Playhouse for any future production. The next 10 people will receive a two-for-one ticket.
Oct 20th is also Pay What You Can Night for the general community. Parents can pay whatever they can afford to see the play with their student. “Pay What You Can Thursdays strives to make the show accessible to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, by minimizing the financial barriers often associated with purchasing tickets to quality theatre,” Daisy Ramirez-Guiterrez, marketing director for the Long Beach Playhouse stated. Pay What You Can Nights are the Thursdays before a Saturday opening night. Future dates are available on the LB Playhouse website.
To Kill a Mockingbird will run from Oct 21 through Nov 19. Students that miss the free play, can purchase a ticket for a discounted price of $8.00. Students must have a valid school I.D. to receive the discount price.
The world never seems as fresh, as wonderful or terrifying, or as good and evil as it does through the eyes of a child. Atticus Finch must teach his children, Scout and Jem, difficult lessons about racial tolerance, violence and prejudice when he goes against the community by defending a young black man falsely accused of a crime against a white woman. One of America’s greatest stories movingly adapted for the stage.
Opening Night Champagne Reception with the entire cast on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Mockingbird will continue on Thursday nights (8 p.m.), Friday nights (8 p.m.), Saturday nights (8 p.m.) and Sunday matinees, (2 p.m.) through Saturday, November 19, 2011.
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THIS PLAY:
- $8 tickets to all Long Beach Unified School District Students with I.D. for the entire run of the show.
- Pay what you can Thursday on Oct 20 – community can see this production for whatever they can afford.
- Food Truck Thursday on Oct 20 at 6pm – the first ten people to purchase dinner from the food truck receive free admission to any of the productions. The next ten receive a two-for-one pass.
- Two for One Preview Friday on Oct 21 – Tickets are $12
Adults are $24.00, seniors $21.00, and Student $14.00. Tickets are available at www.lbplayhouse.org, or by calling 562-494-1014, option 1.
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 that cuts across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The box office is open Wednesday-Saturday from 3:00-8:00 pm & 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.