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.
Island City Stage to Premiere DANIEL'S HUSBAND, Begin. 5/28

Island City Stage to Premiere DANIEL'S HUSBAND, Begin. 5/28

May 4th, 2015
The play, workshopped at 'Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series' at Boca Raton's Lynn University last winter, delves into the lives of a gay couple; Mitchell, who does not believe in gay marriage and Daniel who desperately wants to be married. After a life-altering event, both men learn that, even in an enlightened society, when fundamental rights are denied the results can be devastating. With humor, pathos and great insight, Daniel's Husband explores the consequences of accepting the limitations defined by society.
The curious incident of 'The Little Dog Laughed'

The curious incident of 'The Little Dog Laughed'

May 1st, 2015
For what, at first glance, comes off as a slight and slick comedy, "The Little Dog Laughed" has much to say about celebrity, Hollywood, theater, negotiations, happiness and love.
Island City delivers the laughs and the bite in ‘Little Dog Laughed’

Island City delivers the laughs and the bite in ‘Little Dog Laughed’

April 20th, 2015
"Island City Stage’s The Little Dog Laughed features one of the best looking casts you’ll find on a South Florida stage in this or any other season. You should also know that, when it comes to acting chops, the performers in Douglas Carter Beane’s edgy comedy are just as skilled as they are attractive." Christine Dolen - The Miami Herald
Satire Skewers Pursuit Of Celebrity In The Little Dog Laughed At Island City

Satire Skewers Pursuit Of Celebrity In The Little Dog Laughed At Island City

April 20th, 2015
"The Little Dog Laughed is a rollicking and eventually insightful expose of the human condition in what sociologists will someday classify as The Kardashian Era." Bill Hirschman - Florida Theatre on Stage
Four Naked Men Explore the Aftermath of an Orgy in Surreal Play Octopus

Four Naked Men Explore the Aftermath of an Orgy in Surreal Play Octopus

February 18th, 2015
When you see 50 to 75 productions a year, it takes a special show to you leave you speechless. Steve Yockey's Octopus at Island City Stage is that show. Not even 15 minutes pass, and the audience is already eavesdropping on an all-male, full-frontal foursome, the result of two couples who should probably be in therapy but instead decide to be in each other. And yet the initial shock at seeing everything -- which makes a faux-risqué musical like The Full Monty look like a benign comedy for the ladies' luncheon set -- wears off as quickly as it arrives. That's because the uninhibited actors are comfortable with it themselves and because it's an unexpectedly beautiful scene, staged like an erotic ballet of rotating configurations, the eight arms of the men beginning to give you some idea of the title's symbolism.