Theatrical production of kids to tell the stories of Signal Hill– melodrama style
August 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Culture
Go-Fame Youth Theatre Company, a nonprofit theatrical producing and training program for youth ages 8 to 18, will present their production of Mixed Signals from Signal Hill on Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25.
The year is 1921, and the Jazz Age is just beginning. Suzy and her mother are happily farming on Signal Hill, when they are invaded from two directions: an oil prospector who wants their land and a silent-film company that finds peril in every pasture.
Characters include low-down, no-good villains, sweet and feisty heroines and a brave, if not too bright, hero. Add historical figures such as Jessie Nelson (Signal Hill’s first mayor and California’s first female mayor), Kid Mexico (a boxing champion and Signal Hill businessman), the Keystone Kops, and a bevy of bathing beauties, and the result is a history-based, slapstick comedy complete with chases, damsels in distress and gushing oil wells.
Mixed Signals from Signal Hill will be performed on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 3pm and 7pm and on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 3pm at the Go-Fame Studio, 7378 Carson Blvd. in the Long Beach Towne Center, next to Staples.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, seating at tables of four, and are available at go-fame.org or at the box office 30 minutes prior to show time. Parking is free. The show is approximately 75 minutes long in one act. Out of respect for the young performers, producers are requesting no babies in arms during the performance. Regardless of age, every guest must have a ticket and be able to sit quietly through the performance. For more information, visit go-fame.org .