International City Theatre (ICT) celebrates the opening production of its 28th season, Around the World in 80 Days, with a special offer. Season subscribers are invited to travel around the world gastronomically with 20% off at 28 Long Beach area restaurants featuring cuisine as varied as French, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Moroccan, Irish and American.
The 28 participating restaurants include The Attic, The Auld Dubliner, Babouch Moroccan Restaurant, Bay Street Kitchen, BJ's Restaurant, Bliss 525, Buono's Authentic Pizzeria, Buster's Beach House, Café Piccolo, The Crooked Duck, Forbidden City, Fuego Restaurant, Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar, Gladstone's Long Beach, The Grill at the Westin Long Beach, King's Fish House, La Creperie Café, La Strada, Michael's on Naples, Naples Rib Company, Panorama Grill and Lounge, Paradise Piano Bar & Restaurant, Parkers' Lighthouse/Queensview Steakhouse, The Pizza Place & Garden Café, The Spoonn Bistro, J. Trani's Ristorante, Utopia and The Whale & Ale.
Around the World in 80 Days was adapted by Mark Brown from the visionary, classic adventure story by Jules Verne. It begins previews at ICT on January 23. The five-play season also includes Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning Master Class, about opera diva Maria Callas; Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone, a comedy about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world; John Logan's multiple award-winning Red, an intimate glimpse into the world of abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko; and Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti (Boeing, Boeing), a farce in the true French tradition.
To purchase a season subscription and for more information about the 20% restaurant discount benefit, call 562-436-4610 or go to www.InternationalCityTheatre.org.