Local theater offering high-school students free tickets

In an effort to cultivate the next generation of theatergoers, International City Theatre (ICT) is offering high-school students free tickets to preview performances for the remainder of the 2013 season.
“To ensure that younger audiences are exposed to the theater, we are making it easy and affordable with complimentary tickets to preview performances,” says ICT Artistic Director caryn desai [sic]. “We all know that a well-rounded education includes an appreciation for the arts. But even more important, we want to help kids learn to connect on a human level– not through texting or emails, but people-to-people through theater, the most human art form.”
This special year-round invitation is limited to high-school students, but it is not restricted to Long Beach and is open to any high-school student with a valid ID. Reservations are required, and students must present their ID at will call. Free tickets are available for high-school students on the following dates.
Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 at 8pm: Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl– a quirky comedy about our need to connect in a technologically obsessed society.
Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 22 at 8pm: Red by John Logan– Tony Award winner for Best Play about radical artist Mark Rothko.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8pm: Don’t Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti, translated by Robin Hawdon– a fast-paced, mischievous comedy in the French tradition.

All performances take place at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
For more information or to make a reservation, call Erik Garcia at (562) 495-4595, ext. 13 or email him at erik@ictlongbeach.org .

Source: ICT

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