"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, at International City Theatre in Long Beach, Calif., through Sept. 9. (Photo by Tracey Roman)

International City Theatre Announces 2019 Season

The California theatre’s season will include the world premiere of ‘Bestseller’ by Peter Quilter.

LONG BEACH, CALIF.: International City Theatre has announced its 2019 season, featuring five productions.

“ICT’s 34th season has something for everyone,” said artistic director caryn desai in a statement. “Each production will open new doors to understanding, reflection and inspiration. Every subscriber will help us keep the doors open to a year of entertainment and education for our region.”

The season will kick off with Roger Bean’s Life Could Be a Dream (Feb. 22-March 10, 2019), which follows a boy group called “Crooning Crabcakes” who aim to win a local radio contest. The jukebox musical will feature songs including “Runaround Sue,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Earth Angel” and “The Glory of Love.”

Next up will be The Price (May 10-26, 2019), by Arthur Miller, about two estranged brothers who meet after a 16-year separation to evaluate their late father’s estate.

Following will be the world premiere of Bestseller (June 14-30, 2019), by Peter Quilter, a comedy about three young novelists and the books they craft at an isolated cottage for a writer’s retreat.

Next will be Beast on the Moon (Aug. 23-Sept. 8, 2019), by Richard Kalinoski, about a photographer and his mail-order bride looking for refuge in Milwaukee from the Armenian genocide in Turkey.

The season will close with Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 2019), about Billie Holiday’s life and career, interspersed with songs from her repertoire.

Founded in 1985, International City Theatre produces contemporary works and provides educational programming.