“A Splintered Soul” At International City Theatre

Check out this article from JLIFE Magazine about our upcoming show, A Splintered Soul, and it’s playwright Alan L. Brooks! Article written by Harriet Ellis MORE THAN 73 years have passed since the Holocaust met its deserved demise, so one would think that after all the writings, lectures, poetry, dancing, paintings, discussions, novels, movies, essays, books and opinion pieces on the …

About The 39 Steps: A 100+ Year Old Legacy

Less than three weeks until the hilarious The 39 Steps takes stage at International City Theatre. The West-End production took London by storm and the show was transferred to Broadway where it went on to receive two Tony Awards, a Drama Desk award for “Unique Theatrical Experience”, and 4 other professional theatre awards However, The 39 Steps was originally an …

Last Chances to see “LA Theater at its BEST,” Cardboard Piano at ICT

After two powerful, moving weekends on the Long Beach stage, ICT’s Cardboard Piano will perform its final 4 performances starting tonight at 8 PM. This show has been nothing short of special, both to ICT’s artistic director caryn desai, and to the community who has left the theater with a new take on intolerance, forgiveness, and love. As StageSceneLA reviewer …

CSULB Alumni Association names ICT’s caryn desai ‘2018 Distinguished Alumna’

  LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 25, 2018) — International City Theatre artistic director caryn desai [sic] has been named the Distinguished Alumna from the College of the Arts for 2018 by the California State University Long Beach Alumni Association. According to Association president Robert Irwin and executive director Gay Arakawa, this is the highest alumni award bestowed by the Association …

The Voice of Cardboard Piano; Award-Winning Playwright Hansol Jung

The Los Angeles Premiere of Cardboard Piano is currently underway at International City Theatre, bringing a gripping new drama about the religious and cultural roots of intolerance to the Long Beach stage. Artistic Director caryn desai first fell in love with Cardboard Piano at the 2016 Humana Festival for New Plays, and knew she needed to bring this story to …

Cardboard Piano History: The Ugandan Civil War

Los Angeles Premiere! By Hansol Jung Directed by caryn desai The second show in International City Theatre’s 33rd Season is the West Coast Premiere of Cardboard Piano; a powerful play about intolerance, war, forgiveness, and love. Artistic Director caryn desai first saw Cardboard Piano premiere at the Humana Festival in 2016 and couldn’t be more thrilled to be directing the …

About Daddy Long Legs- ICT’s 2018 Headliner!

  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 person show. With an award …

2018 Season

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 Long Legs; a Cinderella-story musical …

3 great reasons the world needs to know about Henrietta Leavitt

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 and universe-revealing science, reminding us …