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We are Giving Back to Military Families in Celebration of Memorial Day

May 22nd, 2013



In celebration of Memorial Day and in tribute to all who have given much to protect our country, International City Theatre is taking a positive step to help. ICT will donate $5 dollars from every ticket sold to its upcoming award-winning play “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” to the Long Beach VA Fisher House – a charity that provides free accommodations for families to support military patients in hospitals.

The details are simple. Simply use the code FAMILY13 when purchasing tickets, and ICT will make a $5 donation to the Long Beach VA Fisher House, and ICT will take an additional $5 off each ticket you purchase. For those interested in supporting the families of these brave servicemen and women, the campaign will run until Tuesday, May 28, at 6 PM. Not only will you get to support an organization providing needed assistance to our military, but you will also save money and get to see the quirky comedy Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl.

The play starts like this:  An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. It is the outlandish comic odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Memorial Day is our chance to give thanks and acknowledge the many sacrifices of our military families.  In the process, you receive the added bonus of seeing great theatre at a reduced price.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone runs June 5 – 30. To purchase tickets, call 562-436-4610 or visit

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