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About Daddy Long Legs- ICT’s 2018 Headliner!

Monday, December 4th, 2017

  Based on the classic novel that inspired the 1955 movie with Fred Astaire, International City Theatre is thrilled to be starting our 2018 Season with a heartwarming new musical, Daddy Long Legs. Having just closed Off-Broadway in June 2016, Daddy Long Legs has piqued the interest of many theatre-goers, intrigued by this historic, two […]

2018 Season

Friday, September 15th, 2017

International City Theatre’s 2018 Season  We have officially announced their 2018 line up, and it is going to be a great year for Long Beach theatre. Artistic Director and Producer caryn desai presents her 33rd Season as a season of “Hope, Humor, and Heart.” Starting off the year is Paul Gordon & John Caird’s Daddy […]

3 great reasons the world needs to know about Henrietta Leavitt

Friday, August 4th, 2017

A celestial romance and true story of discovery, Silent Sky explores the life and career of Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) as she fearlessly asserts herself in the male-dominated world of early astronomy. Hired by the Harvard Observatory as a human “computer” to catalog the stars, Henrietta’s story plays out against a landscape of early feminism […]

A peek at the process behind our Free Saturday Family Theatre program

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Arts Education is a very important part of our mission here at International City Theatre. One of the many educational programs we offer is our Free Saturday Family Theatre series. This series features 1-hour performances that are created specifically for families and younger children. Made possible in part by funding from the Port of Long […]

Meet the cast of International City Theatre’s *Crimes of the Heart*

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi in 1974, Crimes of the Heart tells the story of the three Magrath sisters. Lenny, the oldest sister, will be played by Jennifer Cannon. Jennifer was most recently seen on the ICT stage playing Abigail in the West Coast Premiere of Abigail/1702, directed by caryn desai. Jennifer is an improv artist, dancer, stilt walker, […]

3 reasons LA area theatregoers need to see a play about artificial intelligence

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Artificial Intelligence, or A.I., is interesting for many reasons.   For one, it is already a large part of our life in the 21st century. A.I. powers self-driving cars, helps you “tag” images on Facebook, powers “Siri” on your iPhone and “Alexa” on the Amazon Echo, helps suggest interesting movies for you to watch on […]

The robot that inspired the script: BINA48

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Uncanny Valley playwright Thomas Gibbons was sitting in the waiting room of a dentist’s office in August of 2011 when he noticed an article in the National Geographic magazine sitting on the table. The article mentioned Bina48, an uncannily realistic humanoid robot designed to look like a real human being named Bina Rothblatt, cofounder of […]

Meet the Playwright of Uncanny Valley: Thomas Gibbons

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Thomas Gibbons has been the playwright-in-residence at InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia for about two decades now. His plays have been seen at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, off-off-Broadway at Blue Heron Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Actors Express, Florida Stage, Unicorn Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Arizona Theatre […]

Laurine Price Believes in the Power of Live Theatre

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment opened on October 14. Audiences and critics have been praising the work of the exceptional cast. Laurine Price’s performance has been a favorite for many patrons who watched her play everything from captain of a pirate ship to a member of English high society. During rehearsals, Laurine was gracious enough to take […]

Nick Ley Listens to His Audience

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment opened last Friday. As soon as the cast came out to take their bow, the entire audience sprung to their feet to give the talented actors the standing ovation they so rightly deserved. Nick Ley’s performance was praised by both critics and audiences as he spent the evening playing more than 20 […]

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