Long Beach Playhouse Presents The Taming of The Shrew This Weekend

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Long Beach Playhouse is proud to present Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare directed by Gregory Cohen. Cohen tackles this four-hundred year old commentary on male-female relationships with a western twist, creating a different approach to this legendary romantic work of theatre. David Santana will star as Petruchio, and Josh Gren will be featured as his manservant Grumio. This production proudly introduces Amber Bonasso as the fiery Kate, and also stars Kate McLeod as her sultry younger sister Bianca.

Cohen states, “Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s most approachable pieces, from an audience point-of-view; the plot is recognizable, the characters fun and quirky, and the action non-stop. By placing it in the American Wild West, I felt the audience would be more inclined not to look at it as “a classic to be studied,” but rather an entertainment to be enjoyed.”

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICES:

Pay what you can Thursday on April 21 – See this show for whatever you can afford. Non-perishable human and pet food also accepted in exchange for admission ticket.

Half-price preview night, Friday, April 22. Tickets are $11

Tickets are available at www.lbplayhouse.org, or by calling 562-494-1014, ext. 550.

Opening Night Champagne Reception with the entire cast on Saturday, April 23, 2011. The Taming of the Shrew will continue on Friday nights (8 p.m.), Saturday nights (8 p.m.) and Sunday matinees, (2 p.m.) through Saturday, May 28.

Opening Night $25.00; Adults $22.00; Seniors $20.00; Student $12.00

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 for the Mainstage Theatre are at 8 p.m. Friday & 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.

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