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Island Players President's Message

Greetings Island Players Supporters!


We hope each of you is well, healthy and coping during this difficult time. Thankfully, all of us at Island Players are doing well.


We wanted to reach out to you to let you know that we are feeling positive about our future and that our plans are to re-open when it is safe to do so. We are already working on plans to have measures in place to keep you safe when that time comes.


During the past 9 months since Covid-19 hit us, we have been very busy renovating and updating our beloved theater and are now very pleased to unveil our accomplishments.


Here is what we have done:

  • Replaced the wiring from the 1960’s – SAFER WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  • Replaced the speakers
  • Tented the building – NO MORE TERMITES
  • Renovated the air conditioning –  BETTER AIR QUALITY
  • Installed a whole new sound system – BETTER TO HEAR ACTORS
  • Renovated the lighting and sound booth – BETTER TO SEE ACTORS
  • Painted the ceiling
  • Installed new duct work
  • Replaced part of the outdoor siding
  • Built new steps in one area
  • Cleaned & Renewed the fireplace area
  • Hung a new chandelier in the lobby
  • Installed a new glass window in the lighting booth
  • Put a new counter top in the lighting booth
  • Cleaned the stage lights
  • Refinished and painted all entry doors
  • Replaced the wood boards on the porch, back steps and back stage entrance
  • Installed a new cabinet in the lobby pantry
  • Renovated and re-finished the 3 outside benches in teak oil – LOOK SO NICE
  • Cleared the back stage area, hung new signs and touched up the painting
  • Installed new dehumidifier – NO MORE DRIPPING ON OUR ACTORS!
  • Cleaned up the landscaping – EASIER TO SEE US FROM THE STREET
  • Redesigned our Logo – EYE CATCHING
  • Painted the building in colors that coordinate with our new logo – BEAUTIFUL
  • Trimmed palm trees
  • Reorganized and painted prop area


Future plans include renovating the bathrooms and sprucing up the Box Office as we ready for your return. Meanwhile, thank you for your support during this difficult time.


Although we cannot open our doors yet, we are excited to tell you that a very special, original, live, free virtual performance is coming soon via Zoom. Details will be in our next email blast scheduled for early December. Meanwhile, we wish you the best and a very safe, Happy Holiday Season.


Stay safe,

Sylvia Marnie

The Island Players Board of Directors

Sylvia Marnie, President



The Island Players, Inc.
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Anna Maria, Florida 34216

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