How do we let go of someone who has gotten so far inside us as to become part of our very being? "Ghost-Writer" poses that question but playwright Michael Hollinger doesn't go far enough inside his characters to find the answer. Or does he? At ICT through Sept. 16.
"God of Carnage" trades on the possibility that civilization---for better and/or for worse---is merely a veneer we apply over our true, wild selves. But not in a way that will keep you from having a wonderful evening.
Here’s an assignment, class: Write a 90-minute script about a widowed man and woman who meet late in life and fall in love. Have the two meet in the man’s New Jersey hometown, and have the woman eventually be willing to move from the South to be with him. Your motivation? You’re trying to make [...]
“Whatever that passion is, whatever you call it, wherever you find it---whether there are five people in the cast or five people in the audience---it is OK, it is perfect. Nothing else is an issue. The issue is how sincere people are.” ---SHASHIN DESAI
Shashin Desai, who in 1985 founded the International City Theater in a 99-seat, black box theater on the campus of Long Beach City College, announced his resignation—effective March 15—in a press release Friday afternoon. He will be replaced by his wife and the ICT’s current general manager, caryn desai, who spells her name that way. [...]
Matilde the housekeeper immigrated to Connecticut from her native Brazil a year ago, after her mother died laughing from a joke told by Matilde's father, who not long afterward shot himself from grief. Now she's trying to craft the perfect joke. Now playing at International City Theatre.