Military life told in theater

LONG BEACH - "And the War Came," an original production from California Repertory Company artistic director Joanne Gordon, opens tonight at the Armory in downtown Long Beach and will continue through May 9.Gordon grew up in South Africa under apartheid, where she says she developed a profound mistrust of political and military leaders. But after two years of sharing space and interacting with the National Guard Armory, Gordon developed an appreciation for the service and sacrifices of our military. General admission tickets are $20, or $17 for seniors and students. The Armory is at 854 E. 7th St. For tickets, call (562) 985-5526 or visit

********** Published: April 24, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 1