THE 20TH CENTURY WAY by Tom Jacobson

By convergence-continuum (other events)

8 Dates Through Dec 18, 2021

The 20th Centry Way by Tom Jacobson

December 2-18, directed by Clyde Simon

The true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants” in public restrooms. Thirty-one men were arrested, and the ensuing scandal led to an ordinance against “oral sodomy” in California.

“Few joys are more long-lasting than seeing a theatrical work that contains enough complexity to make one ponder. An intricate piece written and produced well will leave one peeling layers away for days. One gradually comes to full understanding of something which was, on first encounter, like an unopened bud: full of depth and richness hidden behind a structured exterior. Take, as case in point, Tom Jacobson’s intricate, fascinating, and very adult play, THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY. Indeed, it is disturbing. It is historic. It is deeply moving. It needs to be seen.” —Frances Baum Nicholson, Pasadena Star News

Starring Keith Kornajcik and Michael Prosen

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Beginning October 31, 2021, all ticket holders must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test to attend a performance at convergence-continuum. Full vaccination means 14 days have passed since receiving a vaccine authorized on an emergency basis by the Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.

Children under age 12 and ticket holders who are not vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result received within 72 hours prior to entry.
To attend a performance, all ticket holders must have the following:

  • Physical vaccination card or a photo of the card on a mobile device OR proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.
  • Valid photo ID (ticket holders under age 18 may provide a school photo ID or an official school document with the student’s name)
  • Mask that securely covers the nose and mouth (no bandanas or neck gaiters)
  • Valid convergence-continuum ticket

Theater will be sold to full capacity without social distancing. Masks are required for all ticket holders regardless of vaccination status.

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