2023 Season

Deathtrap by Ira Levin at International City Theatre


October 18 - November 5
Broadway's longest running comedy thriller
by Ira Levin
Directed by
Jamie Torcellini
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Previews $35
Thu, Fri, Sat: $49
Sun: $52
Opening Night: $55
Dinner Package: $89

Post-show talkback with the cast!
Sunday, October 29

two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy...suspend your disbelief and  be delighted.
cue magazine


Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, finds himself in a "dry" spell with a string of failures and a shortage of funds. When he receives a script from a young student that attended his seminar, he immediately recognizes it as a Broadway hit. With the help of his wife, Sidney devises a plan to claim the play as his own. Suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn.

Ira Levin (left) on location at the Dakota (with Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes)

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Ira Levin was twenty-two when he wrote his first novel, the crime classic A Kiss Before Dying. It was followed by his first play – the hit adaptation of Mac Hyman's No Time for Sergeants. Both were adapted for the screen, launching a career that was distinguished by success as both a novelist and playwright.

Levin's iconic, culturally-indelible novels continue to resonate into their second half-century – their landmark plots suspending disbelief through an eerily palpable sense of reality achieved through the crafting of fully-dimensional characters (Rosemary's Baby), ever-ratcheting tension (The Stepford Wives), iron-clad plotting (The Boys from Brazil), and uncanny prescience (This Perfect Day).

His plays include the daring psychological thriller Veronica's Room, the theatrical revenge comedy Break a Leg, a musical – Drat! The Cat! (which yielded the Streisand standard He Touched Me), and of course Deathtrap – the fifth longest-running play (non-musical) in Broadway history, and its longest-running thriller.

A native New Yorker and graduate of the Horace Mann School and New York University, Levin was a Tony Award nominee, and recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the Mystery Writers of America and the Horror Writers Association. He served on the council of the Dramatists Guild until his death in 2007.

Dinner Package

Don’t forget ICT’s scrumptious dinner package! We offer this affordable package in conjunction with L’Opera Ristorante one of Long Beach’s finest restaurants. For only $89 a person (plus $2 convenience/handling fee), you will receive a 3-course prix fixe dinner and a ticket to a production. Dinner and a show – does it get any better than that?


Ticketing Policies and Information

  • Contact the box office

    Tickets may be purchased online, but feel free to call or stop by at 67 Long Beach Blvd to purchase your tickets too - we're happy to help! Call us at 562.436.4610 or visit the ICT Box Office, available Monday – Friday from 9:00AM through 5:00PM. You can also email us with inquiries at ict@ictlongbeach.org.

  • Group sales

    We offer attractive discounts for groups of 10 or more individuals. Groups get a minimum of $10 off each individual ticket, so prepare to SAVE 20-41% off regular ticket prices. Awesome! (We know.) Student groups save even more! Good seats, personalized service, plus an opportunity to add a dinner package to your fun evening or afternoon on the town. Call or email Denis for more details at (562) 495-4595, extension 102 or denis@ictlongbeach.org

  • Discounts

    Chamber Discount
    All Chamber of Commerce members receive $5 off each ticket, limit 2 tickets.**

    Student and Senior Discounts
    Full-time students 24 and under and seniors over the age of 65 get $5 off each ticket.

    **Please note that all discounts are only available in advance through the ICT Box Office. Discounts are not available in combination with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply. Special Offers do not apply to Season Subscription prices.

  • COVID Policy

    Masking is optional. Thank you!

  • Theatre Location and parking

    ICT in the Beverly O'Neill Theatre
    at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center
    330 East Seaside Way
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    (at intersection of S. Hart Place)

    Parking: $15

  • Seating Chart

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