Theater Listings: May 20, 2013

  • 05/20/2013
  • Reporters Desk

May 26
Heroes of the Coast

Community members are invited to a special screening of Heroes of the Coast, starting at 10 a.m. May 26, at the Art Theatre in Long Beach.
The documentary introduces you to activists involved with the Proposition 20 campaign to protect California’s coast. Through the film you hear from those who had a vision to preserve the natural coast of California and how they made it happen.   It captures their experiences, in their own voices, about what it was like to get this historic coastal preservation initiative passed.
Long Beach activist Don May and Mel Nutter will join the event.
Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.
Venue: Art Theatre
Location: 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach

June 5
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Sarah Ruhl’s whimsical dark comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, looks at personal responsibility, integrity and human connection, June 5 through 30, at the International City Theatre in Long Beach.
A lonely woman is forced to confront her assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world as she steps into the life of a dead man by taking his cell phone calls. What starts as a moment of frustration quickly turns into a bond of curious loyalty when Jean finds herself caught in the middle of another man’s tangled web of relationships and family. Acting as his mouthpiece, Jean soon discovers different types of connections that go beyond the physical, tapping into the psychological, the emotional and even…the afterlife.
Tickets range from $29 to $50.
Details: (562) 436-4610;
Venue: International City Theatre
Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

June 8
Sleeping Beauty
Enjoy a production of Sleeping Beauty, at 2 p.m. June 8, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
Sleeping Beauty will feature more than 160 dancers from San Pedro Ballet School, performing ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and more.
Tickets are $15 to $20.
Details: (310) 732-1861;
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

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