2024 Season

Into the Breeches by George Brant at International City Theatre

the outsider

June 12 - 30

by Paul Slade Smith

Directed by Brian Shnipper
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Previews $37
Thu, Fri, Sat: $49
Sun: $52
Opening Night: $55
Dinner Package: $89

Post-show talkback with the cast!
Sunday, June 23

Funny, timely, and dare we say, entirely possible. The Outsider is a wonderfully crafted, superbly presented show…It is an insightful, witty satire about modern American politics that will appeal to a vast audience.
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Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for... the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

George Brant

paul slade smith


Paul Slade Smith is an actor and playwright living in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, actress Erin Noel Grennan.

Paul received a 2019 Helpmann Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Willy Wonka in the Australian premiere of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

Stateside, his acting credits include: the original Broadway casts of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, FINDING NEVERLAND and the 2018 Lincoln Center revival of MY FAIR LADY; US national tours of MY FAIR LADY (Jaime), WICKED (Doctor Dillamond) and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; and productions at American Repertory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Goodman, Steppenwolf, Geva Theatre Center, Asolo Repertory and Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, Texas.

​His TV credits include NBC's The Blacklist, and The Other Two and The Gilded Age, both on HBO.

​Paul's play UNNECESSARY FARCE, winner of nine regional theatre awards, has had over 325 productions throughout the United States, and in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Switzerland, Iceland, Singapore, and Japan. His political comedy, THE OUTSIDER, had a record-making 34 productions in 2022.

​Both of Paul's plays are available from the publisher Playscripts, Inc.

Paul is at work on his third and fourth plays, simultaneously!

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 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.

  • Theatre Location and parking

    ICT in the Beverly O'Neill Theater
    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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