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August 2020

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DIRECTOR’S CHOICE ONLINE SCENE FESTIVAL

Aug. 15 to Jul. 1, 2021

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Run: Aug. 15 to Jul. 1, 2021 Online Scene Festival

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THE NEWEST SCENE in the DIRECTOR’S CHOICE FESTIVAL:
“Scenes from GHOSTS”:

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Written by Henrik Ibsen

Directed by Holland Renton

ABOUT THE SCENE:

In Henrik Isben’s GHOSTS, secrets and archaic ideas clutch with invisible hands, holding us back from what is possible.  To explore this timely theme, director Holland Renton has curated scenes from the show to distill the relationship between mother (Mrs. Alving) and son (Oswald.), who has returned home after the death of his father, suffering from an unknown but progressive disease that his mother knows the origin of.  Nothing has been rewritten, only extraneous characters and dialogue removed so that the focus of the narrative remains on the relationship between these two.  The result is an examination of the harm caused by keeping truths hidden out of a misguided attempt to save face and protect.

CAST:

  • Brenda Kenworthy (MRS. ALVING)
  • David Edward Reyes (OSWALD)

PRODUCTION CREW:

  • Holland Renton (VIDEO EDITOR)
  • Holland Renton (SOUND DESIGNER)
Synopsis

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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April 2021

LBP NEW WORKS FESTIVAL – 2020 WINNERS!

Apr. 5 to Jun. 30, 2021

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Run: Apr. 5 to Jun. 30, 2021 Friday and Saturday at 8pm

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Synopsis

Description: The annual festival nurtures emerging and established playwrights to develop new scripts. Reading 100+ scripts a year, the New Works Literary Committee chooses two top plays to receive a stage reading with critical feedback from professional theatre critics and audience talk back. This year, due to the pandemic, the stage readings of the 2020 Winners will be prerecorded and presented online with a live online talkback after the showings.  The readings themselves will be available on here and on…

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