Mark Twain's - Is Shakespeare Dead

Apr 10 - Apr 18 2015

Back by Popular Demand! Mark Twain versus William Shakespeare! April 10th through April 18th, it’s a one-man show in which Mark Twain discusses his ideas about who wrote Shakespeare’s plays. The performance is adapted from Twain’s “Is Shakespeare Dead,” and includes a passage from Huckleberry Finn.  No matter which side of the authorship question you’re on, this is a humorous and thought-provoking presentation, starring LBSC’s Man of a Thousand Characters, Carl Wawrina!

Shakespeare Birthday Month Speaker Skip Nicholson

Apr 19 2015

Free Event!LBSC's Free Speaker Series features some of the current noted scholars of Shakespeare. Whether you are new to Shakespeare or a long-time fan, the goal of this Series is to bring you closer to Shakespeare and his work. April 19th at 2pm, Skip Nicholson, a master teacher for the National Endowment for the Humanities in the Folger's Teaching Shakespeare Institute, and an instructor in the University of California, Riverside's "Shakespeare: Text & Theatre" summer program in Stratford-upon-Avon, will speak about "What's Past is Prologue: The Tempest and the Rest."


Apr 24 - Apr 26 2015

(SHARK)SPEARE. . .IS. . .COMING!!!!The Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Sharkspeare: Titus (SHARK)dronicus! This alternative take on the Bard is a wild and irreverent parody of William Shakespeare’s bloodiest revenge story, featuring LIVE DRAMA, LIVE MUSIC, and LIVE SHARKS (in the form of puppets)! If you like Sharknado, you’ll LOVE (SHARK)speare!!! This program may be inappropriate for young audiences, or really, anyone.

Shakespeare's The Tempest

May 29 - Jun 20 2015

Shakespeare's The Tempest

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

Jul 10 - Jul 18 2015

150th Anniversary Celebration of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

Free Event! Another in our Free Speaker Series!

Jul 19 2015

Julia Lupton, Professor of English at UC, Irvine and author or co-author of four books on Shakespeare, will discuss SHAKESPEARE'S LIARS: An  interactive exploration of truth and lying in Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet, and Shakespeare's Sonnets. How do lies drive plots, reveal character, generate dramatic irony, become shared by interlocutors, and manifest the artists art?

Just So Stories Dramatic Readings

Jul 24 - Aug 01 2015

Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories Dramatic Readings

Henry V

Aug 28 - Sep 19 2015

Henry V

Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Time Machine

Oct 09 - Oct 11 2015

2015 Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Time Machine"

2015 The Day the Earth Stood Still Arch Obler's Lights Out: Chicken Heart

Oct 16 - Oct 18 2015

2015 The Day the Earth Stood Still Arch Obler's Lights Out: Chicken Heart

2015 Arsenic and Old Lace

Oct 23 - Oct 25 2015

2015 Arsenic and Old Lace

Radio show: War of the Worlds

Oct 30 - Nov 01 2015

2015 Radio show: War of the Worlds In partnership with The Planetary Society, the evening also features a half-hour multi-media presentation from Mat Kaplan, host of public radio's Planetary Radio, who will present an update with the very latest from Mars' new "rover," Curiosity! Click on title to read more...

2015 A Child's Christmas in Wales

Nov 27 - Dec 13 2015

2015 A Child's Christmas in Wales

Radio show: A Christmas Carol

Dec 18 - Dec 20 2015

2015 A Christmas Carol - Radio Show
The ultimate in flexibility and convenience. This ‘open’ pass is redeemable for 10 tickets to the Richard Goad Theatre. Attend 10 individual performances throughout the season (Jan-Dec 2015), or bring a companion to five performances, or use your pass for one or two family nights out…it is good for any combination amounting to ten tickets. It's up to you! Just call the Theatre at least 48 hours in advance of the performance you would like to attend to reserve your seats. Price: $100
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