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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Coming Soon!


March 9 - March 26, 2017




by Rick Abbot



Directed by Heiko Knipfelberg









A theater group desperately tries to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from the author who keeps revising the script.  Get a peek backstage at a dreadful rehearsal, a disastrous dress rehearsal and the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong, does.  






AGGIE MANVILLE ...... Sylvia Marnie

(Stage manager and prompter)


GERALDINE DUNBAR (GERRY) ...... Diana Shoemaker

(Community theatre director)


HENRY BENISH ...... Daniel Coppinger

(Lord Dudley a character actor)


POLLY BENISH ...... Caroline Cox

(Lady Margaret a character actress)


MARLA SMITH (Smitty) ...... Laura Morales

(Doris the maid supporting player)


SAUL WATSON ...... Mark Shoemaker

(Dr. Rex Forbes a villain)


BILLY CAREWE ...... Craig Moran

(Stephen Sellers a juvenile)


VOILET IMBRY ...... Valerie Lipscomb

(Diana Lassiter an Ingenue)


LOUISE PEARY ...... Susan Mergens

(Sound, lighting & scenic technician)


PHYLLIS MONTAGUE ...... Robin Rhodes

(Novice playwright in the community)





will be Co-Produced



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 

Located on Anna Maria Island, we are Manatee County's oldest Community Theater.

The Island Players, Inc.
10009 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria, Florida 34216

Phone: 941 778-5755 941 778-5755  

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