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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Celebrating our 70th Year!

Now Playing!

Tickets on Sale Now!


January 10 - January 27, 2019






by Paul Rudnick




Directed by Preston Boyd








Andrew’s girlfriend wants him to play Hamlet in Central Park. His agent thinks Shakespeare is “algebra on stage” and wants Andrew in L.A. for a TV series. Enter the ghost of John Barrymore - America’s greatest Hamlet - to offer supernatural guidance about art, fame, success and women. 


The Cast:



Felica Dantine ..... Carolyn Zaput


Andrew Rally ..... Caleb Allen


Deirde McDavey .....Katherine Dye


Lillian Troy ..... Caroline Cox


John Barrymore ..... James Thaggard


Gary Peter Lefkowitz ..... Brian Dewey


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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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