Long Beach Council Votes to Renovate International City Theater's Home in CA

News   Long Beach Council Votes to Renovate International City Theater's Home in CA Los Angeles' International City Theatre home at the Center Theater is going to look a little nicer by the time Loot opens there Sept. 1. The Long Beach City Council has approved $500,000 for the company to renovate their current digs.

Los Angeles' International City Theatre home at the Center Theater is going to look a little nicer by the time Loot opens there Sept. 1. The Long Beach City Council has approved $500,000 for the company to renovate their current digs.

Among the planned improvements include new carpets, new seats, a new lighting board and instruments, a new sound system, new drapes for the stage and new signs for the exteriors. Funds will come from the Parking Surcharge Fund, with $1 from every $7 fee going to the renovation.

Sept. 1, both ICT and the city of Long Beach will host a gala reopening ceremony in the lobby of the Center Theatre. Post-Loot performance, the tireless ICT will throw their opening night party for the Joe Orton production.

Recent productions with International City Theater have included Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor, the West Coast premiere of Polly Pen's Bed and Sofa, Matthew Witten's The Deal and Michael Frayn's Noises Off.

-- By Christine Ehren