Psycho Beach Party

“Psycho Beach Party” Promises to Be a Scream

October 4, 2021 Torrance, CA

El Camino College’s Theater of Arts Department is proud to announce the first in-person performance of the 2021-2022 academic year with the live presentation of “Psycho Beach Party,” at the Campus Theater located near the corner of Crenshaw and Redondo Beach Boulevards.

Performances run October 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m., and a Sunday, October 17 matinee at 3p.m. Tickets are available at

Set on the sunny beaches of Malibu in the early 1960s, “Psycho Beach Party” is a celebration of zany, irreverent campiness at its finest. Described as a “Gidget Goes Psycho” presentation, this comedy tells the story of a would-be surfer girl harboring a deep, dark secret.

This play is a must-see for anyone interested in surfing, shaving, or split-personalities—or never thought they were. According to the play’s director, Matthew Singletary, this performance likens itself to the sandy classic, “Beach Blanket Bingo,” but with a very mature storyline.

“Absurd times demand absurd comedy and Psycho Beach Party is serving that up in spades,” expresses Singletary. “We’re offering up a COVID-conscious environment where you can forget about your troubles and celebrate the power of theater through the story of a teenage girl coming to terms with her love of surfing, her first crush, and the psychotic demands of her multiple personalities. We hope to see you there!”

El Camino College requires that all theater patrons complete a health screening questionnaire and temperature check prior to entering the performance venue. A link to the health screening questionnaire will be provided to all ticket buyers at the time of purchase.

Masks will be required at all times for audience members, regardless of vaccination status.

Socially-distanced seating will be assigned by the Ticket Office to ensure COVID-19 protocol compliance. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we want to provide a healthy, safe and enjoyable experience for all guests.