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The Dream Of The Burning Boy at the New Malibu Playhouse


Friday, September 6th 2013 was an exciting night at Malibu Playhouse. It was the opening of the west coast premiere of The Dream of the Burning Boy by David West Read, directed by Edward Edwards. It is a great honor to have a play like this in our own new theater in Malibu.

The Dream of the Burning Boy Banner

The whole event was well planned and amazing. Audience enjoyed the red carpet affair with nibbles, wine and the meet and greet hour before and after the show.  It was wonderful to see a lot of local known faces and season ticket holders.  A lot of local celebrities Julia Duffy, Roma Downey, Jerry Lacy and Jane Seymour were in attendance along with a full house of locals “who-is-who” to celebrate the opening of this wonderful show and the new and improved theater.

Nancy Ritter, Edward Edwards & Jane Seymour
Nancy Ritter, Edward Edwards & Jane Seymour

Everyone was in high spirits and enjoyed the event. And why not?  The play was captivating with an amazing cast. Each and every one of the actors gave a wonderful performance. The played carried a serious topic with a lot of emotions and drama with some glimpses of humor. Over all, the play was engaging and entertaining.  I could go back to watch it again. And I probably will!

It is very impressive how the new management and board has made a huge progress in taking the theatre from what it was to an upscale 99 seat destination theatre. It is now ready to produce new and important shows.

Rick Wasserman; conservatory director and teacher, and Gene Franklin; the new artistic director, say they are committed to using local actors, it is important for them to ensure the theatre serves our community. They plan to live up to the name of a “neighborhood playhouse”  by providing education through the newly created Performing Arts Conservatory.

The new Malibu Playhouse looks very impressive and inviting to the audience and has great promise for becoming the place that will be able to attract great shows and loyal patrons.

Cast of The Dream Of The Burning Boy
Cast of The Dream Of The Burning Boy


 Malibu Playhouse presents
The Dream Of The Burning Boy 
September 6 – October 13, 2013
Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m. Sundays 3 p.m
For tickets visit   or call 323 960-7711
article by Veera Mahajan

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