Studio Theatre at Long Beach Playhouse to Present EQUUS, Begin. 9/5
The Playhouse Studio is staging the hit drama by Peter Shaffer, Equus. The international hit will be directed by Playhouse stalwart Robert Craig, and begins performances on Sept. 5. The cast is a mix of new-comers and old timers at The Playhouse.
DR. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. This very passion is as foreign to Dysart as the act itself. To the boy's parents it is a hideous mystery; Alan has always adored horses. To Dysart it is a psychological puzzle that leads both doctor and patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic confrontation. This international success reached new acclaim in London and on Broadway when revived in 2008.
The cast features Alan Strang: Andrew Nowak, Horseman/Nugget: Tony Sabin Prince, Martin Dysart: Noah Wagner, Nurse: Lisa Cicchetti, Hesther Salomon: Stephanie Schulz, Frank Strang:Tom Juarez, Dora Strang: Margaret Schugt, Harry Dalton: Corky Loupe, Jill Mason: Lauren Leone Baker, Horse: Jacqueline Case, and Horse: Kevin J Prince.
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THIS PLAY:
- Pay what you can Thursday on Sept. 5 - community can see this production for whatever they can afford
- Two for One Preview Friday on Sept. 6 - Tickets are $12.00
- Opening Night Champagne Reception with cast on Sept. 7 - Tickets are $27.00
Adults are $24.00, seniors $21.00, and Students $14.00.
Long Beach Playhouse is located at 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA, 90804, right across from the Long Beach Recreation golf course. The Playhouse is community-supported theatre with programs and events that cut across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries.
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The box office is open Wednesday-Saturday from 3:00-8:00 pm & Sundays from 1:00-2:00 pm on scheduled matinees only. For more information or to purchase tickets visitwww.lbplayhouse.org or call 562-494-1014.