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Racial politics flare up in ‘The Submission’

Racial politics flare up in ‘The Submission’

April 12th, 2016

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

January 26th, 2016
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.
THE TEN BEST STAGE SHOWS IN BROWARD AND PALM BEACH OF 2015

THE TEN BEST STAGE SHOWS IN BROWARD AND PALM BEACH OF 2015

January 5th, 2016
Island City's "hot hand" continued with a string of unimpeachable successes.
The call of 'Shorts Gone Wild 3'

The call of 'Shorts Gone Wild 3'

August 13th, 2015
The joint effort by Broward County's Island City Stage and Miami-Dade's City Theatre is all hijinks and heart, and yet more settled and assured. Throughout the seven playlets, topics range from silly and sanguine to warm and touching. There is a feeling that the playwrights don't know it all, that the impulse to wrap things up neatly after 10 minutes isn't as forced as in seasons past. And even though the pieces have disparate textures and colors — eight very different playwrights are represented — there is a completeness and a finish that is quite satisfying. After playing Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale through Sept. 6, the show will move to the Fillmore Miami Beach for a Sept. 10-13 run.
Energetic and intimate, LGBT-themed Shorts Gone Wild 3 opens in Fort

Energetic and intimate, LGBT-themed Shorts Gone Wild 3 opens in Fort

August 11th, 2015
City Theatre’s annual Summer Shorts festival has been a fondly anticipated staple of South Florida summers for 20 years now. Shorts Gone Wild, a joint project of City Theatre and Island City Stage, is a relative new kid on the block. Its latest edition, now playing at Fort Lauderdale’s Empire Stage and headed for a short run at the Fillmore Miami Beach in September, is just its third.
Michael McKeever’s hit ‘Daniel’s Husband’ gets another run

Michael McKeever’s hit ‘Daniel’s Husband’ gets another run

July 17th, 2015
The most successful production so far for Fort Lauderdale’s Island City Stage, the play will be done again Nov. 28-Dec. 20 at the Beifield Auditorium on the Levis Jewish Community Center campus, 21050 95th Ave. South, Boca Raton. The return is a collaboration between Island City and the West Boca Theatre Company, which previously brought back Island City’s Carbonell Award-winning production of Dan Clancy’s The Timekeepers.
In 'Daniel's Husband,' an unlikely opponent to gay marriage emerges

In 'Daniel's Husband,' an unlikely opponent to gay marriage emerges

June 4th, 2015
The play about same-sex marriage (and a few other things) may be a fleet 80 intermission-free minutes, but the Davie-based playwright Michael McKeever has managed to create a world of wit, wisdom and woe.
DANIEL'S HUSBAND AT ISLAND CITY IS A MASTERPIECE

DANIEL'S HUSBAND AT ISLAND CITY IS A MASTERPIECE

June 3rd, 2015
South Florida playwright Michael McKeever's latest work, Daniel's Husband, is a comedy; then it's a tragedy. It warms hearts and then breaks them, leaving in its wake a foundation-rattling cautionary tale about the necessity of marriage equality that might be the most momentous play he's ever written. Under Andy Rogow's sensitive, tortured direction and performed by a cast perfectly in sync with the soul-scraping demands of the emotionally topsy-turvy script, the show'sIsland City Stage premiere is one of 2015's handful of unassailable masterpieces.
A devastating ‘Daniel’s Husband’ illuminates the stakes in marriage equality

A devastating ‘Daniel’s Husband’ illuminates the stakes in marriage equality

June 2nd, 2015
The prolific McKeever, whose comedies and dramas have been produced at a number of American and international theaters, is impressively adept at blending observant comedy and potent drama, never more so than in Daniel’s Husband.
The Power And Pain Of Love In McKeever’s Daniel’s Husband

The Power And Pain Of Love In McKeever’s Daniel’s Husband

June 1st, 2015
Michael McKeever’s world premiere play at Island City Stage is an indelible and inarguable exhibit that love between human beings is unquantifiably precious and inarguably valid — regardless of sexuality.