The award-winning Island City Stage (1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale), whose mission is to produce plays that explore the values, history, issues and humor that impact the LGBT and progressive communities, is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 season.
October 23 – November 23, 2014
The season kicks off October 23 with the world premiere of the topical comedy POZ by Michael Anan. Set in 2003, POZ explores the love affair between a young man dying of Leukemia and the older HIV+ man he desperately wants to infect him so he can get medical coverage for the chemo he needs to live. A fading actress, an eccentric psychic and a ghost help these two arrive at their surprising decision in a play that effortless veers from comedy to drama to highlight the lengths people will go to live – and love.
January 29 – March 1, 2015
After young couple Kevin and Blake engage in an adventurous and hastily planned night of group sex with the older, more “experienced” Max and Andy, they are left trying to salvage their relationship after a pummeling mix of jealousy, betrayal, telegrams from a soaking wet delivery boy and a ravenous sea monster from the ocean floor. This universal love story rendered through a post-modern gay lens. This play involves special effects that will surprise and engage the audience. Warning: This play contains nudity.
The Little Dog Laughed
April 16 – May 16, 2015
Spring lightens the mood with the Broadway comedy, The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane. This rollicking comedy follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star whose resourceful agent, Diane, keeps pushing him back in the closet, even while he’s falling for a cute rent boy with a girlfriend. (Wait, the rent boy has a girlfriend?)
May 28 – June 28, 2015
The season finishes with a flourish with the world premiere of award-winning playwright Michael McKeever’s Daniel’s Husband. The play is about a contemporary gay couple who are challenged with the consequences of not getting officially married. Even in an enlightened society, when fundamental rights are denied, the results can be devastating to all involved. With humor, pathos and great insight, Daniel’s Husband explores the consequences of accepting the limitations defined by society.
Tickets for each play are $30, or a ‘flex pass’ can be purchased for $90 and can be used throughout the season. Both can be bought by going to the “Box Office” link on islandcitystage.org or by calling (954) 678-1496. “Like” Island City Stage by going to facebook.com/islandcitystagefl or follow them on twitter by going to twitter.com/islandcitystage.