8, the Play, Public Theater Company

8, the Play by Dustin Lance Black.

Shirle Gottlieb, Gazette Newspapers

What a gorgeous building!  We’ve lived in Long Beach since we were teenagers, and this is the first time we ever set foot in the Scottish Rite Building, located at 855 Elm Ave.  As for the lavish 700-seat Ernest Borgnine Theatre within it… we didn’t even know it existed.  But it certainly does, and more than 500 people showed up to prove it. Arriving from all over the area for the Public Theatre’s debut production of “8 the Play,”the crowd came to catch a one-day performance by esteemed actors who volunteered their talents for a cause they fervently believe in.   Read more…