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Early season’s greetings from Surf City Theatre

Early season’s greetings from Surf City Theatre

Christmas and Hanukkah stories, gift-wrapped and parodied Surf City Theatre’s “A Very Special Holiday Special” opens Saturday by Bondo Wyszpolski Here’s how it started. At last year’s cast party for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” the actors read aloud a few vignettes that were in the holiday spirit. They must have had […]

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Murder at Surf City Theatre!

Murder at Surf City Theatre!

Murder, She Wrote Agatha Christie’s “Mousetrap” springs open at Surf City Theatre by Bondo Wyszpolski “The Mousetrap” premiered in London’s West End on Oct. 6, 1952, and it’s still on the boards. Agatha Christie herself thought it might have a shelf-life of about eight months. She’s only been off by about six decades. Six decades […]

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Surf City Theatre does Christopher Durang

Surf City Theatre does Christopher Durang

And Now for Something Completely Different Surf City Theatre presents “An Evening of Christopher Durang” by Bondo Wyszpolski Everyone loves an old chestnut, but on the other hand who can resist a fresh bowl of cherries? Surf City Theatre dishes out the staples, and generally they do a good job of it, too, but this […]

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Surf City Theatre dips into the 1940s

Surf City Theatre dips into the 1940s

And, after all is said and done… Surf City Theatre’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” opens Saturday in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski What classic holiday film screens year after year, and yet always finds a devoted audience? Well, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” of course, which takes place on Christmas Eve, 1946, and stars James Stewart […]

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Arrested and tried in Hermosa Beach

Arrested and tried in Hermosa Beach

…and a bad apple or two “A Few Good Men” opens Saturday at Surf City Theatre in Hermosa by Bondo Wyszpolski Before it was released as a film in 1992, “A Few Good Men” was a play by Aaron Sorkin, perhaps the first important work in what has been a noteworthy career as a writer […]

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Surf City Theatre’s “Odd Couple”: Bachelorhood redux

Surf City Theatre’s “Odd Couple”: Bachelorhood redux

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not Surf City Theatre’s “Odd Couple” opens Saturday in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Every community theater eventually gets around to Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” and now it’s Surf City Theatre’s turn to give it a shot. I think it’s a litmus test for any company by way […]

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Surf City Theatre’s latest opens Saturday

Surf City Theatre’s latest opens Saturday

Family Matters “Over the River and Through the Woods” opens Saturday in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Surf City Theater is back in business with a bittersweet comedy by Joe DiPietro, the author of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and the Tony Award-winning musical, “Memphis.” As for “Over the River and Through the […]