The Art of Love by Gregorio Luke Returns to the Playhouse On February 14th!

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presentation by Gregorio LukeFor the second year, The Long Beach Playhouse celebrates Valentine’s Day with a presentation by Gregorio Luke. This lecture explores the intimate connection between sex, eroticism, and love.  It includes examples of love and eroticism in literature, from ancient texts like the Kama Sutra to contemporary authors.  Luke will also discuss mythic lovers like Casanova and Don Juan, present slides of the greatest erotic art and read the best love poetry.   

The evening will begin at 7 pm with a complimentary luscious aphrodisiac desert table, music and a selection of wines for purchase from the Playhouse wine bar. Mr. Luke’s lecture begins at 8 pm.

Agustin Gurza of the Los Angeles Times says “Gregorio Luke gives cultural lectures with the fervor and reverence of a missionary hungry for converts.  Luke speaks as if he’s seen a vision.  His listeners can’t help but see it too.”

Gregorio Luke is an internationally renowned speaker and an expert on art and film. Mr. Luke was named 2011 Distinguished Artist of the Year by Long Beach Council for the Arts. He has recently completed an acclaimed performance of Marie de Buenos Aires with the Long Beach Opera.

He is the former Director of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, former Consul of Cultural Affairs of Mexico in Los Angeles and the First Secretary of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C.

Tickets are $20 per person for general seating or $30 for priority seating. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by phone (562) 494-1014 (option 1) or by email

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.

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