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March 2020

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Fistful of Improv

Mar. 22 to Dec. 13, 2020

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Run: Mar. 22 to Dec. 13, 2020

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A Fistful Of Improv is a comedy troupe born and bred on the streets of Long Beach.  They were founded in January of 2011 and have been performing at many stages across Los Angeles and Orange Counties since April of that same year. They are continuously looking for new ways to push the limits of improv comedy and strive to reach new frontiers with each performance. They are proud to call the Long Beach Playhouse their home and look forward…

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August 2020

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Aug. 15 to Dec. 31, 2020

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Run: Aug. 15 to Dec. 31, 2020 Online Scene Festival

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LACK, premiering as part of the DIRECTOR CHOICE Festival:



The DIRECTOR’S CHOICE Scene Festival is a Free Event, but if you liked LACK, or any of the other scenes, please consider donating to the Long Beach Playhouse.  Every dollars helps us thrive until we can produce Live Theater again!

Part of the DIRECTOR’S CHOICE ONLINE SCENE FESTIVAL at the Long Beach Playhouse

Written by Jarid McCarthy

Directed by Aung Khine Min

LACK follows a trio of lovers, Millie, Ben, and Cheyenne during a time of painful transition. After a tower fire destroys nearly all of their belongings in the midst of a break-up, the three struggle to come together to face the limits of their love, work their way through crisis and miscommunication, and ultimately find a way to come clean together and start anew.


  • Brandon Burns (BEN)
  • Molly Renze (MILLIE)
  • Nate Lynn (CHEYENNE)


  • Aung Khine Min (DIRECTOR)
  • Jarid McCarthy PLAYWRIGHT)
  • Scott Garner (SOUND DESIGN)




With live theater on a hiatus, we asked some of the Long Beach Playhouse directors who were going to be directing shows this year to get back in the game and direct their favorite scenes from the public domain.  They choose the scenes, they choose the actors, and we are now happy to showcase their work. As the Director’s Choice Festival goes on, we hope to add scenes from further Playhouse directors. This is a free online event, but we…

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September 2020

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Sep. 1 to Oct. 30, 2020

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Run: Sep. 1 to Oct. 30, 2020


Starting in June, as way to engage our community of actors and performers to participate in theater and perform again during the quarantine, we started the SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUE CHALLENGE.  We asked participants to submit their performances of Puck’s closing monologue from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 5, Scene 1. We had many great submissions, and we put our favorites together into a beautiful Puck Megamix.  Here is the Megamix, and the full length submissions of our favorites.  Please enjoy!…

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October 2020

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AS YOU LIKE IT – A Special Online Production

Oct. 13 to Dec. 31, 2020
by William Shakespeare

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Director: Michael Hernandez-Phillips
Run: Oct. 13 to Dec. 31, 2020 Free Online Show

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The Final Installment of AS YOU LIKE – Act Five:

And once you’re done, watch the Interview with Director Michael Hernandez-Phillips on how this Special Online Production was created:

Act Four of AS YOU LIKE IT:


Act Three of AS YOU LIKE IT :

Act Two of AS YOU LIKE IT:

Act One of AS YOU LIKE IT:





We are so Excited to bring you this special Online Production of William Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT!  This show was originally planned to be produced in this year’s 2020 Studio Season from Aug. 29 – Sept. 26.  When the pandemic hit and we couldn’t do live theater, we talked to the director of the show, Michael Hernandez-Phillips and asked if he could do an online version, and he eagerly said yes! We plan to premiere the show one act…

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