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"Bestseller" by Peter Quilter, at International City Theatre in Long Beach, Calif., in 2019. (Photo by Tracey Roman)

International City Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season

For its 35th season, the California company will present five plays.

LONG BEACH, CALIF.: International City Theatre (ICT) has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring five plays.

“We’re enormously proud that ICT has been bringing top-notch, professional theatre to Long Beach audiences for three-and-a-half decades, and of the role we continue to play in the revitalization of the downtown area,” said artistic director caryn desai [sic] in a statement. “It’s never easy, but it’s important. The five plays we’ve chosen to celebrate this important milestone continue our vision: to entertain, inspire and educate.”

The season will open with The Andrews Brothers (Feb. 19-March 8, 2020), by Roger Bean. When a band does not show for a USO performance, a group of stage managers take to the stage to perform. The show features songs made famous by the musical group the Andrews Sisters, including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Slow Boat to China,” among others.

Next up will be Sean Devine’s Daisy (April 29-17, 2020), a historical drama about the infamous “Daisy” commercial, the first political attack ad created during the 1964 U.S. presidential campaign.

The title of the next work (to play June 12-28, 2020) will be announced at a later date.

Next will be Wendy Graf’s Closely Related Keys (Aug. 26-Sept. 13, 2020), a family drama that follows an African American attorney who is shocked to find out that she has an Iraqi half-sister.

The season will close out with Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor (Oct. 21-Nov. 8, 2020), a screwball comedy about mixed identities that cause an opera performance to go awry.

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

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