Reopening update

We are waiting for the State of California, County of Los Angeles, and the City of Long Beach to give published guidelines for The Helen Borgers Theatre to reopen to in-person performances.

We anticipate that we will be able to have patrons return to the theatre at the end of August. Please sign up for our newsletter or check back here on the website for further announcements.

The Long Beach Shakespeare Company does not accept play, original, or adaptations of works at this time.

Upcoming Shows

The Importance of Being Earnest Streaming May 28-June 27

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. In his country estate, Jack is the responsible guardian of Cecily, but when he needs time away, he lies by saying her he must go and visit his wayward brother Ernest, which is the name he takes when partying. He falls in love with Gwendolyn who agrees to marry him because she loves the name, Ernest. Then when Gwendolyn’s cousin Algernon pretends to be Ernest and meets Cecily, she falls in love with this “Ernest.” It looks like everyone is in love with Ernest...if only he were real.

June 27
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Old Time Radio The Thin Man & Pat Novak for Hire July 2-Aug 1

The Thin Man, an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio. The second half of the program features Pat Novak for Hire, based in San Francisco, CA, and owned a boat repair/rental shop on the pier during the day and fought crime during the night, but still had time for clever quips. Inspector Hellman often arrests Pat Novak for the crime in each episode. Sidekick, former doctor, and drunk Jocko are called in to help Pat Novak not only prove his innocence but find the guilty party.

August 01
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Old Time Radio Ellery Queen & Dick Tracy July 2-Aug 1

Join Ellery Queen a mystery writer in New York City who helps his police inspector father solve baffling murders. In the second half, of the show join Dick Tracy, "protector of law and order," his sidekick Pat Patton, and Tracy's investigative team Junior Tracy and Tess Trueheart.

August 01
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