Date(s) - 03/08/2018 - 03/25/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Island Players, Manatee County’s oldest community theatre is celebrating its 69th Season this year! Located at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, the theater is pleased to present our next play, “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick. It runs from March 8 – 25, 2018.
“The Curious Savage”, directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland and Co-Produced by Bortell’s Lounge, is a comedic play about Ethel P. Savage, an elderly woman whose husband recently died and left her ten million dollars. Her stepchildren realize they cannot get control of the funds and commit her to a sanatorium hoping to bring her to her senses. In this heartwarming comedy, kindness and affection battle greed and dishonesty.
The cast consists of several Island regulars (in order of appearance); Jeannie Hudkins as Florence, Joanie Anton as Fairy May, Susan Belvo as Mrs. Paddy, Jim Faltot as Titus, Thomas Carson as Samuel, Jennifer Kwiatkowski as Lily Belle, Cathy Hansel-Edgerton as Ethel, and Candace Artim as Miss Willie.
Newcomers to our stage (in order of appearance) include; Ron Smith as Hannibal, John Andruzzi as Jeffrey and Dawn Burns as Dr. Emmett.
Performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 each. The Box Office opens on Monday, February 26 and is open from 9-1, Mondays – Saturdays. On performance nights, the Box Office opens at 7 pm and for Sunday Matinees, it opens at 1 pm. Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.
For reservations or information please call our Box Office at 941 778-5755 or visit our website www.theislandplayers.org.
Auditions for our next pay, “An Inspector Calls”, by J.B. Priestly, will be held on March 11 at 7:30 at the theater. The play, which runs from May 3 -13, 2018, will be directed by Heiko Knipfelberg and is being Co-Produced by The Off Stage Ladies