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HS Students Can Come to ICT For Free

October 2nd, 2013


International City Theatre (ICT) is working to cultivate the next generation of theatregoers. At a time where arts education is slashed and fewer youth are being introduced to professional theatre, ICT has been offering high school students free admission to two preview performances of every 2013 production.  Next up is the hilarious “Don’t Dress For Dinner,” by Marc Camoletti, best known for writing the staged classic “Boeing-Boeing.”

ICT understands a well-rounded education includes an appreciation and understanding of the arts. Arts education fosters creativity and creativity fuels the development of not only future artists, but future researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs and inventors as well.

Special performances of “Don’t Dress For Dinner” for high school students are on Wednesday, October 9, and Thursday, October 10, at 8:00 PM at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.

In “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” Bernard’s rendezvous with his Parisian mistress includes a gourmet caterer with an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she stays in town for a surprise tryst of her own … setting the stage for a collision course of mistaken identities and outrageous infidelities, with more twists than a corkscrew.  Everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside.

This is a chance for teenagers to see a professional, Broadway-quality play for free.  Parents or chaperones may pay $15 (regular price is $29) to attend with their child.

If you are a high school student and want to attend on October 9 or 10, reservations are required. To RSVP, please contact Erik Garcia at either 562.495.4595, x13, or

“Don’t Dress For Dinner” runs October 9 through November 3. To purchase tickets, call 562-436-4610 or visit

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