Oldest Community Theater in Manatee County, Florida.
Oldest Community Theater in Manatee County, Florida.

Welcome to The Island Players website

Founded in 1949, The Island Players, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing artistic experiences for the communities of Anna Maria Island and its neighboring cities

through the presentation of stage productions.


The Island Players Theater is located
on Anna Maria Island, Florida
(corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue)

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Thursday, October 8 through

Sunday October 18, 2015



Inspector Pratt battles his own incompetence to solve a murder in an English manor. Will the killer be caught before everyone else meets their doom – or will the audience die laughing first?


October 8-18, 2015  


Directed by Heiko Knipfelberg



The Cast

(in order of appearance)




Dorothy ---- SUSAN MERGENS




Colonel Charles Craddock ---- PETER RUSCOE


Margaret Craddock ---- SYLVIA MARNIE


Elizabeth Hartly-Trumpington ---- KRISTEN ALLAN


Pierre Marceau ---- MITCHEAL PEARL


Joan Maple ---- ROBIN RHODES


Constable Thompkins ---- LUCAS PIETY


Inspector Pratt ---- MARK SHOEMAKER

Click here to listen to the AMI Radio interview of 

Director Heiko Knipfelberg discussing "Murdered to Death".


AMI Radio Interview

Regular Show Performances are:

Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM
Sunday matinees at 2 PM 
"DARK" (no performance) on Mondays


Please NOTE: Box Office is open 10 days before opening night,
Monday through Saturday, 9AM-1PM for information and ticket sales
and 1 hour before all performances for "Will Call" only. 
All tickets will be held in "Will Call" at the box office for pickup 


We're just wild about Harry's!

About 2 blocks south on Gulf Drive,

if you show them a used 67th Season show ticket,

you'll get a 10% discount off of your bill!

If you show an unused ticket

on the day of the show

you will get 20% off!


The Island Players, Inc.
10009 Gulf Drive
Box 2059
Anna Maria, FL 34216


Phone: (941) 778-5755


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