Upcoming Shows

Long Beach Playhouse, Long Beach, CA WATER BY THE SPOONFUL
July 20th - August 17th, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM. Special performances on Thursday and Sunday nights may be added for private parties and special events.
In this 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Quiara Alegrîa Hudes, writer of the book for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, introduces us to Elliot, a veteran of the Iraq war. As he struggles to find his place in the world, we are also introduced to the members of an addiction chat room just trying to get through the day. When Elliot’s mother dies, cyber meets reality, anger gives way to understanding, and the resistance to their pasts and each other becomes a chance at forgiveness. In this heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption, the boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace, as birth families splinter, and online families collide.
Hannah & The Dread Gazebo
East West Players in association with the Fountain Theatre presents the California premiere of HANNAH & THE DREAD GAZEBO
By Jiehae Park
Directed by Jennifer Chang

August 17 – September 22
Set in NYC and Korea in the winter of 2011, just before the death of Kim Jong Il, Hannah and the Dread Gazebo takes Hannah’s Korean American family on a surreal, funny and heartbreaking adventure back to their roots in South and North Korea and the forbidden Demilitarized Zone that divides them. Venue: The Fountain Theatre 5060 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 This show is approximately 2 hours long with a 15 minute intermission. This production is produced in association with The Fountain Theatre with generous support provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players.
HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Long Beach Playhouse, Long Beach, CA HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Oct. 12 – Nov. 16, 2019 with at possible extension to Nov. 23, 2019

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical follows a group of hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the drafts, getting high, living and loving in New York City. It’s 1967: the Vietnam War raging and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. Claude, his best friend Berger, their roommate Sheila, and their Tribe of friends struggle to balance the demands of the harsh and violent world with their dream for a more beautiful and peaceful world. When Claude receives his draft notice, he must decide whether to join his friends in resisting the draft, or bow to the pressures of society and his conservative parents, thereby sacrificing his ideals and, possibly, his life. Hair was a sensation when it premiered in 1967, as it brought the counterculture movement into the theatre and the national spotlight. The issues the show brings up – alienation, civil disobedience, youthful defiance – continue to timelessly resonate today.
The Great Leap
Pasadena Playhouse The Great Leap
by Lauren Yee

When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game, the coaches find themselves in a conflict that runs deeper than the strain between the countries, and a young player’s actions abroad become the accidental focus of attention. Building tension right up to the buzzer, this sharp-witted new drama directed by Tony Award winner BD Wong is about much more than making the shot, as two men with a past and one teen with a future struggle for their own personal victories.