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ISLAND CITY STAGE is proud to be the WINNER of three 2015 Carbonell Awards for its production of Daniel’s Husband by Michael McKeever!

  • BestCarbonell Awards New Work – DANIEL’S HUSBAND
  • Best production of a Play – DANIEL’S HUSBAND
  • Best Actor in a play –  ANTONIO AMADEO

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Addiction struggles are humorously yet honestly and insightfully depicted in this 'Diary'

Addiction struggles are humorously yet honestly and insightfully depicted in this 'Diary'

WILTON MANORS, Fla. — Sometimes, before you’re able to confront a problem, you must admit the problem exists. It can be easier said than done. That is what writer/director Michael Leeds conveys in his honest, funny, vivid and unapologetically shameless and bold play “The First Step: Diary of a Sex Addict.” Leeds’ work is on-stage […]

The First Step: Diary Of A Sex Addict Is Hilarious, Insightful And

The First Step: Diary Of A Sex Addict Is Hilarious, Insightful And "Really" Unflinching

The First Step (Diary of a Sex Addict), which makes the rounds of video porn parlors, urinals, gay baths and sessions of a self-help group, sounds like the premise for a Saturday Night Live skit. And Michael Leeds’ play is, indeed, very funny. But woven into the outrageous humor is a compassionate in-depth examination of […]

Playing the Lavender Scare for laughs

Playing the Lavender Scare for laughs

“Perfect Arrangement” starts off like a zany sitcom from the 1950s. But as the comedy plays out, things become less “I Love Lucy” and more “Dragnet,” if that show were about hunting undesirables in the U.S. government during the McCarthy era. That’s the sword of Damocles hanging over two couples living side by side in […]

Current Events Amp Audience Angst In Perfect Arrangement

Current Events Amp Audience Angst In Perfect Arrangement

When Topher Payne’s Perfect Arrangement bowed in 2013, the satirical indictment of homophobia, hypocrisy and a half-dozen other themes was a witty and insightful commentary. In the context of last week’s election, Island City Stage’s production is a terrifying reminder of the dangers of navigating a repressive culture through submissive accommodation. Payne posits a gay […]

Need a break from Trump vs. Clinton? Vote ‘Shorts Gone Wild’

Need a break from Trump vs. Clinton? Vote ‘Shorts Gone Wild’

If this seemingly endless presidential election has left you in need of laughs, vote “Shorts Gone Wild 4: Decision 2016.” The fourth installment of the LGBT-themed short play festival by City Theatre and Island City Stage is giddy and energetic, performed with a loose, easy energy and a little friendly audience participation. The eight plays […]

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