By Patrick Barlow
Playing in the Long Beach Playhouse’s Mainstage Theater
Feb. 24 – Mar. 23, 2023
Directed by Gregory Cohen
From the playwright who brought us the hilarious The 39 Steps, comes BEN HUR, the epic tale based on one of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century, now told with only four actors! The story follows an amateur theatre troupe as they attempt to produce the massive tale of the fictional Jewish prince, Judah Ben-Hur, complete with chariot race, sea battle, stage combat, and actors struggling with professional rivalries and offstage romances. In a comedy event bound to be packed with intentional and unintentional laughs, can this plucky band of thespians retell one of the largest stories ever told?
- Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, 8pm – Half Price Preview
- Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, 8pm – Opening Night and Champagne Gala
- Friday, March 1, 2024, 8pm
- Saturday, March 2, 2024, 8pm
- Sunday, March 3, 2024, 2pm
- Friday, March 8, 2024, 8pm
- Saturday, March 9, 2024, 8pm
- Sunday, March 10, 2024, 2pm
- Friday, March 15, 2024, 8pm
- Saturday, March 16, 2024, 8pm
- Sunday, March 17, 2024, 2pm
- Friday, March 22, 2024, 8pm
- Saturday, March 23, 2024, 8pm – Closing Night
COVID Patron Safety Protocol
- At the present time, masks are not required to be worn in any of our theater spaces unless patrons are showing symptoms of illness and excessively coughing and/or sneezing.
- Masks are available for any patron or volunteer who would like or need one.