Fall 2019

here's a list of what to expect this 
10 year+ anniversary season

To commemorate our 10 years + of service to our local and global community we have chosen to perform The Merchant of Venice: one of the most powerful analyses of the human condition, originally written in the English language and today performed around the globe. Directed by: our very own 

CEO & Founding Artistic & Executive Director Dr. J. Wolff

 

We are excited and thankful for all the wonderful reviews and comments of our 10-Year Anniversary Performance of The Merchant of Venice in Partnership with the Luther & Shakespeare Program at Marco Lutheran Church!

The response to our performances have been so great we will be sharing our craft online via film in Spring 2020; allowing a greater audience to experience with us these deeply moving accounts of the human condition.

Come laugh with us, be impacted by us, cry with us, rejoice with us!  

 

Set in the summer of 1955, Ace, a city bartender, is invited to what seems like a normal weekly poker game. Massive bets are thrown around like pennies and dimes. When two players go all-in, Ace realizes the true nature of the game: when you go all in, there's no going back. When you go all in, you bet your life.

A world premiere, original work written and directed by Josiah M. Hurtley.

Memory Lane

these productions have had their day, but we're pretty proud of them, so we're sharing our recent memories with you.

playwright's workshop

The first of its kind on Marco Island, MISF leads an eight-week workshop where young playwrights write, develop and stage a short play. The workshop is a preview MISF's original works extension, the Playwrights' Playhouse, and will conclude with a showcase of the works.

gift of the magi

Set in London during the first half of the 20th century, this retelling of O. Henry's Christmas classic weaves through the lives of a working class couple, as an old man remembers the best and worst days he survived with the love of his life. Grappling with the reconciliations of youth an age, life and death, love and fear, and old, cynical man and his young, compassionate nurse come to inspire in each other the Christmas spirit and the courage of love.

A world premiere, original work written and directed by Kaitlynn McRae.

the tempest

Prospero, a man royal in birth, revered for his magic and renowned for his foibles, is washed onto a nameless island with his young daughter after they were banished from their homeland of Naples. Caliban, the wretched son of a wicked witch, chained to the curse Prospero placed on him, attempts to wreak havoc upon the the royal refugees in the name of his burden. When the promise of Prospero's absolution and salvation sets sail towards their island, he must use his special power of wielding spirits to tame the primal forces that have driven  him to his exile so he can earn his way back home at long last.