Island City Stage is excited to announce the Season 8! The mission of the theater is to create quality theatrical productions that focus on the LGBTQ experience but have a heart and soul that is truly universal. This will be Island City Stage’s 8th season and begin beginning in November 2019 with:
Lipstick by Alice Stanley
Lipstick is a silly, sweet farce with a heart of gold and a drawer full of sex toys.
You’ll meet Anna, who is hurriedly preparing for a first date; Mal, her gay best friend whose potential suitors keep magically appearing at her door; and Cara, her ex, who is supposed to be getting married…to a man! And that’s just the beginning of the cavalcade of visitors crashing the evening and adding to the confusion.
Altar Boyz – Book by Kevin Del Aguila, Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler & Michael Patrick Walker
Get ready to sing the praises of this off-Broadway musical comedy sensation is about a fictitious Christian boy band that sets out to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Filled with angelic voices, sinfully spectacular dancing and plenty of pointed parody, Altar Boyz finds the five-member group finally hitting the big time with their latest concert. But the boys are worried that their pious pop act — filled with songs like “Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait” and “Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone” — might not go over as well with sophisticated city folk.
In this classic Tennessee Williams play, Mrs. Venable is determined to lobotomize her niece, Catharine, to keep her quiet about the mysterious circumstances of her son’s death. Scandal and greed lurk around every corner in the play Williams considered his most poetic. We all use each other and that’s what we think of as love. Hypocrisy, greed, sexual repression, a secret journal, and cannibalism —it’s all packed into this pot boiler.
Deeply insightful and very funny, the play captures the aimless, yet sexually-focused swagger of twentysomethings, as well as the guarded, practiced veneer of their parents. We will find that all four are carrying secrets and resentments that affect the others. The answers they are led to eventually reveal that the path forward is not always the one right in front of you.
It’s celebration time in this hilarious one-man comedy as Josh and Brennan are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled riot, because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says “Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns.”
Whichever way you see him- as either your ideal or your worst nightmare wedding guest — Jerry is overwhelming in real life, but also a raucous delight.