Take a look at what Cal Rep, The Garage Theater, International City Theatre, Long Beach Playhouse, Long Beach Shakespeare Company and Musical Theatre West have waiting for you.
With characters that are three-dimensional and conflicted in ways we can all relate to, one might guess that In the Next Room is a drama. Luckily—magically even—this play is actually a comedy and a rare, humane, and insightful one at that. Currently in an intimate production at The Long Beach Playhouse, it is given a nuanced, subtle and moving mounting.
Long Beach has far more than its fair share of talent; you just have to know where to look. But a new musical theatre company will soon be making some of that talent a whole lot easier to find.
Eugene Ionesco is considered a master of the Theater of the Absurd. It’s good to keep that in mind if you go to see Garage Theatre’s currently running performance of two of his one-act plays becasue the emphasis is definitely on the “absurd.”