Long Beach Free Children’s Public Theater will return to the Bixby Bandshell for its third year featuring theatrical performances for kids by The Long Beach Shakespeare Company and Culver City’s Children’s Popcorn Theater.
The two companies will kick off two summer theater productions for kids: A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Saturday, Aug. 20 with performances at 11am and 2pm and Big Bad Wolf Tales on Saturday, Aug. 27 with performances at 11am and 2pm, respectively. Performances are free to the public and family-friendly, and they will take place at Bixby Park, located at the corner of 1st Street and Junipero Avenue in the Bluff Park District.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is William Shakespeare’s classic fairytale– a story of magic and comedy.
Big Bad Wolf Tales combines three classic “wolf tales,” including the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Written and directed by playwright Blake Anthony, Big Bad Wolf Tales will incorporate a comical and imaginative re-telling of stories featuring the fairy tale world’s most infamous menace– the Big Bad Wolf.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and picnic. All children must be accompanied by an adult to the events, since the Long Beach Shakespeare Company or Culver City’s Popcorn Theater cannot be responsible for unattended minors. Bixby Park is located at 2001 East 1st St.