Comic play to be presented in historic downtown Torrance building

September 18, 2012 by  

The Torrance Theatre Company will soon be presenting ‘The Complete History of America (Abridged)’ for a full month in a historic 80-year-old building located at 1316 Cabrillo Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Gia Jordahl directs this funny play, written by Reed Martin, Adam Long, and Austin Tichenor and featuring the talents of Craig Shields, Kyle Maloney, and Matthew-David Smith.

The 90-minute show traces American history from, according to the tongue-in-cheek Torrance Theatre Company website:

“…the birth of Bob Dole sometime before Christ through Ricky Ricardo’s possible involvement with the assassination of JFK.”

Theater-goers will enjoy the sketches, parodies, and songs that take a comic look at 600 years of history in an hour and a half.

The Boston Herald described the show as:

“…what the Daily Show might be like if it were hosted by the Marx Brothers.”

Beginning on September 28 and running until October 27, there will be an opportunity for patrons to ask questions of the cast and crew after the 8:00 performance on Thursday, October 25.

The Torrance Theatre Company regularly performs at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. It is a division of the Torrance Cultural Services Division which was created to further community arts in the late 1990s. One of its primary objectives was to bring back summer musicals.

Performances are 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25. For more information or to order tickets call (424) 243-6882. Poster printing is a great way to advertise musicals at theaters and organizers will no doubt be tempted to consider printing souvenirs.