Plays

Alice's Parlor III

​​November 16-20 at 7pm
Parish Hall behind St Paul's Episcopal Church at 401 Duval Street 

A Fringe Theater tradition continues!  These intriguing short plays were written 100 years ago, but their themes are still relevant today.  Love, War, Murder, and Work. We've got them in all these plays written by Alice and her friends, acted and directed by our friends!​
     Trifles (1916), by Susan Glaspell and directed by Annie Miners
     The Game (1916), by Louise Bryant and directed by Deb Kik
     Woman's Honor (1917), by Susan Glaspell and directed by Alicia Merel
     The Illuminati in Drama Libre (1921), by Alice Gerstenberg directed by Rebecca Tomlinson
     The Rescue (1918), by Rita Creighton Smith and directed by Karen Leonard
     The Twelve Pound Look (1920), by JM Barrie and directed by Richard Grusin

Alice Gerstenberg was a playwright, actor, activist, and pioneer of non-commercial theater. She saw it as essential for the development of playwrights and new works. She was a key leader in the  Chicago Little Theater movement and had several of her plays produced on Broadway. 

A Very Lillian Baxter Christmas

​December 20 - 24 at 7pm
Little Room Jazz Club at 821 Duval Street

 
Feeling the tropical island holiday blues?  We've got just the antidote!  It's 1970 and Lillian Baxter is staging a musical comeback with a Christmas show! (Never heard of Lillian Baxter ... well now you understand the need for a comeback.)  Things go awry with Lillian's musical plans when a last minute emergency keeps her regular pianist from making the show. What's a girl to do? Thank goodness Moishe is on call. Oy Vey!  Tinsel flies as culture shocks reverberate throughout this very entertaining "one woman" show. Written by and starring John Vessels as Lillian Baxter with Jay Schwandt on piano.  

Sponsored by Island 106.9 Key West Radio
 

Agnes of God

January 12-15 and 19-22 at 7pm
The Studios of Key West  at 533 Eaton Street
Written by John Pielmeier
Directed by Stephen Kitsakos


A novice nun. A dead newborn child. This gripping drama probes the devastating impact of blind devotion -- whether that devotion is applied to fact or faith.  A court-appointed  psychiatrist and a mother superior battle for the life of the novice nun, Agnes. Is she gifted in the mysteries of faith or guilty of cold-blooded murder?  A psychological war ensues.  Our production features Kitty Clements, Paula Cabot, and Morgan Fraga.

Sponsored by Cory Held & Jeffrey Grosky at Preferred Properties Key West

 

Hate Mail, reprised

February 2-5 at 7pm
Little Room Jazz Club at 821 Duval Street
Written by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky
Directed by Rebecca Tomlinson


We had so much fun with this offbeat show that we're bringing it back!  What begins as an innocent letter of complaint soon blossoms into a full fledged battle of wits. How could this not be a love story in the making?!?  Hate Mail takes us on a hilarious (and somewhat treacherous) journey of  friendship, love, and loss. Featuring Pony Charvet and Susannah Wells with Michael Robinson on piano.   

Sponsored by Island 106.9 Radio and KONK Life 

Cock Talk, a new play

February 22-26 at 7pm *
SIDE BAR at Aqua Night Club at 504 Angela Street
Written by Wayne Keller and Directed by Pony Charvet

 
Think 'Vagina Monologues' for men and you've the basic concept behind the insightful presentation Daniel, Richie, and Jimmy planned.  Just three guys talking about .... well, you know. But their evening takes an unexpected turn.  This hilarious new script from a local playwright is very funny and surprisingly touching.  Oh come on .... Not like that!  You know what we mean.  Very adult topic. Decidedly not family friendly -- unless you mean "family."  In that case, it's VERY "family" friendly.  Language/Sexual Content.  *These Dates/Venue Have Been Updated. Featuring Pony Charvet, John Reynolds, Don Beardon, and Chad Newman.

SPONSORED BY THE ISLAND HOUSE KEY WEST

The Glass Menagerie

March 15-18 and 22-25
Parish Hall behind St Paul's Episcopal Church at 401 Duval Street 
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Rebecca Tomlinson


Tennessee Williams' semi-autobiographical play  introduces us to the members of a family whose love both sustains and suffocates them.  Fierce commitment, stifling expectations, and burgeoning sexuality drive this Pulitzer Prize winning playwright's play.  Presented in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, produced annually  by the Tennessee Williams Exhibit in Key West. This play will also be presented to Monroe County high school students thanks, in part, to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys 20/20 Arts Program. 

SPONSORED BY THE KEY WEST BUTTERFLY & NATURE CONSERVANCY  

Conch Republic, the Musical ... Re-visited!

April 20-23 at 7pm
The Studios of Key West  at 533 Eaton Street
Book by Monnie O. King and Music by Gayla D. Morgan
Directed by JB McClendon

You LOVED Conch Republic, the Musical. We did, too!  So we're bringing it back but with a twist here and a tuck there.  Three actors and a piano tell the story of how the Conch Republic began. It will be an evening of song, dance, and plenty of flags -- which is in truth HOW the Conch Republic began!   All your favorite characters will be there. Make sure you are too.   Join us as we celebrate our heritage. You can even sign-up for our Pride in the Conch Republic Costume Contest - awards nightly!  

Shirley Valentine

May 17-20 and 24-27 at 7pm
Parish Hall behind St Paul's Episcopal Church at 401 Duval Street 
Written by Willey Russell
Directed by Carole MacCartee
Starring  Vanessa McCaffrey


Shirley might as well talk to the wall for as much as anyone listens to her.  So she does. Talk to the wall.  Constantly. While wondering how the rebellious girl who was Shirley Valentine has become the invisible mother-wife Shirley Bradshaw.  But her life could take a sharp turn!  Don't miss this delightful celebration of life as an ongoing adventure.