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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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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 […]

Racial politics flare up in ‘The Submission’

Racial politics flare up in ‘The Submission’

Fresh off the accolades for its world premiere of Michael McKeever’s Daniel’s Husband — which earned best production, best new work and best actor honors at this year’s Carbonell Awards — Island City Stage tackles another searing drama this month with a riveting production of Jeff Talbott’s incendiary The Submission. The play, which addresses the uncomfortable, impossible topic of race, […]

'Joan Crawford' Laugh Out Loud Funny

'Joan Crawford' Laugh Out Loud Funny

It's Island City Stage and the house is packed. As it has been since opening night. And as it will be right through the end of the extended run of Who Killed Joan Crawford? It's time for a killing. Or two. Or three. And it's certainly time for laugh out loud funny.
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