'Hyacinth Macaw' opens at Queen Mary

LONG BEACH - "The Hyacinth Macaw," a Cal Rep production described as a "though-provoking meditation on the struggle for identity in a country adrift," opened this month in the Royal Theater aboard the Queen Mary."It is a play about a family and about change. Although it is subtitled 'A Lullaby for the Twentieth Century,' to me it strangely speaks to us in 2011 America," said director Jim Martin. "Have things changed that much since the 1990s? In some cases, sadly, not at all. "I think America and Americans are still trying to find the right direction to go as we head into the future," he added. "The play is about heading into an uncertain future." The production runs Wednesdays through Saturdays, Feb. 18 - March 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students, military and seniors ages 55 and older. For tickets and information, go to calrep.org or call (562) 985-5526.

********** Published: February 24, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 45