International City Theatre

300 East Ocean Boulevard
562-436-4610

About Us:

International City Theatre is a professional, award-winning, non-profit theatre committed to bringing the Southern California community affordable, quality, professional theatre that will be entertaining, intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying, and to continuing our growth as a major regional theatre in the United States.

Community support for ICT is exemplified by the strength of our Board of Directors, comprised of business and community leaders. ICT relies on ticket sales and donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the government for support. One of our goals has been to increase earned income and the past few years have shown continuing increases in single ticket sales. ICT has a history of fiscal responsibility and continues to run in the black.

Our productions and programs reach more than 75,000 people a year.  We also work closely with groups such as the City's Black Manager's Association, Latino and Asian organizations and the NAACP, collaborating to assist them in raising money for scholarships while introducing new faces to the theatre.  LA County Supervisor Don Knabe has said that ICT "is a cultural treasure."


Upcoming Events at International City Theatre

Preview - A Splintered Soul

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 8:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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Preview - A Splintered Soul

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 8:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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Opening Night - A Splintered Soul

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 8:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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A Splintered Soul

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 8:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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A Splintered Soul

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 2:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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A Splintered Soul

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 8:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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A Splintered Soul

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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A Splintered Soul

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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A Splintered Soul

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 at 2:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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A Splintered Soul

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 8:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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A Splintered Soul

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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A Splintered Soul

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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A Splintered Soul

Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 at 2:00pm
ICT at Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA
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Recent News

International City Theatre Announces 2019 Season of 5 Plays

International City Theatre announces 2019 season filled with music, merriment and meaning Long Beach, CA – International City Theatre has announced its 2019 season of five plays at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, where ICT is the re…

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International City Theatre Announces 2018 Season of 5 Plays

LONG BEACH, Ca – International City Theatre has announced its 2018 season of five plays at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, where ICT is the resident professional theater company. A musical, an American classic, two dramas and a rip-roar…

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LA Premiere of 'Uncanny Valley' at Iinternational City Theatre

Long Beach, CA -- What does it mean to be human? How far will we go to live forever? The Los Angeles premiere of Uncanny Valley, a new play about artificial intelligence written by Thomas Gibbons, directed by caryn desai [sic], and starring Susan Den…

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International City Theatre Announces its 2017 Season

Long Beach, CA -- International City Theatre has announced its 32nd season of plays at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, where ICT is the resident professional theater company. Set to open in February, the 2017 season ventures a look at the myst…

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ICT’s Caryn Desai Recognized With ‘Local Hero’ Award

LONG BEACH, CA — The African American History & Culture Foundation has recognized International City Theatre artistic director/producer caryn desai [sic] as one of its 2016 Community Heroes.The award, which was announced just days after desai a…

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Maltby and Shire's 'Closer Than Ever' at ICT

LONG BEACH, CA---Two dozen wise and witty “songs of experience” with charming melodies and smartly crafted lyrics. International City Theatre opens its 2016 season with a recently updated version of Closer Than Ever, the Outer Critics Circle Awar…

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ICT's LA Premiere of 'Sondheim on Sondheim'

LONG BEACH, CA---International City Theatre winds up its 30th anniversary season with an intimate portrait of musical icon Stephen Sondheim in his own words and music. DJ Gray directs and stages the Los Angeles premiere of James Lapine’s award-winn…

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International City Theatre Announces 2016 Season

LONG BEACH, Calif. – International City Theatre has announced a season of five critically acclaimed plays by six multiple award-winning writers for 2016. The company’s 31st season launches on Feb. 12 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.The p…

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Performance - Fences

Directed By Gregg Daniel Fences is a bittersweet drama, compassionate, moving and thoughtful. It is a play about family, responsibility, love, friendship and respect. This is August Wilson at his best: challenging the American dream through a poetic…

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International City Theatre Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘The Heir Apparent’ by David Ives

Long Beach, CA - Raucously witty and devilishly ribald, love and money are at stake in David Ives’ hilarious, rhyming “translaptation” of The Heir Apparent by Jean-François Regnard. Comedic director extraordinaire Matt Walker directs the Los A…

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ICT Continues 30th Anniversary Season with West Coast Premiere of ‘Abigail/1702’

Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has fashioned intriguing sequel to Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’Long Beach, CA - What ever happened to Abigail Williams? Combining a provocative parable of sin and redemption with a good, old-fashioned ghost s…

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International City Theatre Makes Theater-Going Easy

Subscribe to ICT’s 30th Anniversary Season for only $15/monthLong Beach, CA - International City Theatre wants to make subscribing to its 30th Anniversary five-play season a piece of cake. New this year, the company is offering a 12-payment plan pr…

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International City Theatre Presents 'Glorious!'

by Peter QuilterLong Beach, CA -- In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter’s hilarious,…

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ICT announces 30th Anniversary Season in 2015

International City Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary with famous people, fiery stories and fun adventures Long Beach, CA -- International City Theatre trumpets its 30th Anniversary in 2015 with a season of five plays celebrating famous people,…

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International City Theatre Presents 'Other Desert Cities'

by Jon Robin Baitz2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a funny, explosive and entertaining look at unruly family politicsLong Beach, CA - The manicured life of an actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm…

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International City Theatre Presents 'Flyin’ West' By Pearl Cleage

A contemporary classic about the strength of black women and their role as pioneers in the settlement of the American WestLong Beach, CA -- Four African-American women journey west to the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas in search of the freedom p…

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International City Theatre Kisses Its 2013 Season Au Revoir! with 'Don’t Dress for Dinner'

International City Theatre bids au revoir to its 2013 season with a sexy, modern French farce, adapted for English-speaking audiences by Robin Hawdon from the original by Marc Camoletti (Boeing-Boeing). Directed by Todd Nielsen.Desire and infidelity …

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American Idols - International City Theatre Tackles Five Uniquely American Stories In 2014

Long Beach, CA -- International City Theatre producing artistic director caryn desai [sic] has announced a season of five plays for 2014 that will focus on uniquely American stories.The season will open on Jan. 24 with the California premiere of Let&…

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International City Theatre Presents 'Red'

John Logan’s explosive, Tony Award-winning drama about an artist and his creations.LONG BEACH, CA---When abstract expressionist and celebrated bad boy of the art world Mark Rothko lands a commission to create a series of large murals, he hires …

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International City Theatre Invites High School Students To See Shows For Free

Long Beach, CA -- In an effort to cultivate the next generation of theatergoers, International City Theatre is offering high school students free tickets to preview performances for the reminder of the 2013 season.“To ensure that younger audien…

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Dead Man's Cell Phone at ICT

Sarah Ruhl’s whimsical dark comedy looks at personal responsibility, integrity and human connectionLos Angeles, CA---An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man, with…

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International City Theatre Offers Low-Cost Summer Youth Conservatory

For Kids 7 - 15LONG BEACH, CA  - International City Theatre is bringing back its popular low-cost Summer Youth Conservatory. The six-week program offers instruction for kids ages 7-15 in acting, music, dance and movement taught by industry profe…

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International City Theatre Announces 2013 Season

Long Beach, CA - Adventure. Music. Intimacy. Art. Mischief. International City Theatre announces five exhilarating plays for 2013 with characters that are as passionate as they are intriguing.“I’m struck by how powerfully motivated the characters…

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Ghost-Writer

Long Beach, CA - ICT artistic director caryn desai directs the West Coast premiere of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award-winning Ghost-Writer, an intimate spine-tingler from playwright Michael Hollinger (Opus). Performances at Internati…

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