2017-2018 Season

HIR     November 9 – December 10, 2017

Taylor Mac’s “audacious and uproarious black comedy” from 2015 is set somewhere in the suburbs. Isaac has returned from the war to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Along with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to exact revenge on an abusive marriage. But in the sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.

The New York Times call “Hir” sensational!

ZANNA DON’T     January 11 – February 11, 2018

This musical fairy tale by Tim Acito and Alexander Dinelaris (the book writer for Hamilton and former Barry University student) is set in a parallel universe somewhere in middle America where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is taboo.  Most of the action takes place at heterophobic Heartsville High where Zanna, the school’s magical matchmaker, brings together happy couples; that is until the football team’s new quarterback and the captain of the Girls’ Intramural Mechanical Bull-Riding Team begin to discover their feelings for each other.

THE RADICALIZATION OF ROLFE    March 29 – April 29, 2018

Remember Rolfe in The Sound of Music who’s seventeen, going on eighteen and dating Liesl Von Trapp? In Andrew Bergh’s new play, The Radicalization of Rolfe, his boyfriend isn’t happy with that fact but Herr Zeller, the head of the local Nazi party, uses the relationship to infiltrate the Von Trapp household. Franz, the butler, and Frau Schmidt the housekeeper become ensnared in spy games in which no one ends up the winner. Island City Stage is please to present this World Premiere production.

MISTER PARKER June 14-July 15 2018

At 52 years old, Alex Parker finds himself at a crossroads in his life.  Suddenly single and unable to adjust to the new era of social media and dating apps, he wakes up one morning in the bed of a 27-year-old man he met the night before.  Over the next two hours to two debate life, death and how the world has evolved in the 25 years between them. What starts out as a one night stand becomes a journey of self-discovery for a man trying to cope with the pressures of being middle-aged, gay and overwhelmed in the ever-changing landscape of today’s America.

SHORTS GONE WILD 6   August 2 – August 26, 2018

The summer wouldn’t be complete without Shorts Gone Wild, our annual mash-up of 8 short plays that are funny, sometimes touching and always irreverent. Produced in partnership with City Theatre to create an exciting and entertaining evening that isn’t complete without the audience, who choose the order of the plays, making every performance unique!

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