A musical “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love with music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre) and book by Tony-winning librettist John Caird (Les Misérables). Based on the classic novel by Jean Webster (which also inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire), Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen and the Brontë Sisters. Jerusha Abbott is the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home, until a mysterious benefactor sends her to a prestigious women’s college to be educated. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know his identity — so she invents one for him: “Daddy Long Legs.” Runs Feb .21 through March 11, Thursdays, Fridays and, Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. For tickets and info call (562) 436-4610 or go to InternationalCityTheatre.org.
In collaboration with the Linguistics Department and American Indian Studies, the Center for International Education invites you to the first Point of View Discussion hosted at the Multicultural Center. Dr. Alexandra Jaffe (Chair of the Linguistics Department) and Dr. Craig Stone (Director of the American Indian Studies Program) will speak about the Puvunga Arts Empathy Production Project and the “I Appreciate and Respect You” Linguistic Landscaping project. The project was born out of Stone’s participation in the CSU Ethnic Studies Task Force, which reinforced the urgency for campuses to take concrete action to make all members of a community feel appreciated and respected. This was coupled with Jaffe’s interest in “Linguistic Landscaping”—how written language in public places reflects and shapes the cultural climate and Stone’s expertise in public art. The intent is to increase knowledge of and respect for the linguistic and cultural diversity of faculty, students and staff at The Beach. Instructions for filming and sign-ups will be taken during the event. Light refreshments will be provided. To learn more: Linguistics Departament – http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/linguistics/ American Indian Studies – http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/americanindianstudies/ Center for International Education – https://www.ccpe.csulb.edu/international/ [email protected] or 562-985-7834
Join us for Storytime featuring this classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a beautiful butterfly. Activities to follow.