Expect comic mayhem at next Island Players show

Expect comic mayhem at next Island Players show
Left to right on chaise lounge, Judy Glynn and Brannon Westfall. Standing: Ginger King Kelly, Rick Kopp, Nancy Denton, Daniel Coppinger, Colin Brady, Tiffany Baker and Mark Woodland. Standing behind Kopp, Jennifer Caldwell. - Tom Vaught | Sun

A new play is coming to the stage at The Island Players Theater this weekend. From March 7 to 24, The Island Players will perform “A Flea In Her Ear,” by Georges Feydeau. The comical French farce is directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland and is co-produced by the Off Stage Ladies.

When Raymonde, played by Nancy Denton, believes her husband, Victor, played by Daniel Coppinger, has been unfaithful, she hatches a scheme to catch him at a nearby hotel notorious for extramarital play. As she tries to catch her cheating husband red-handed, utter pandemonium ensues with mischief, mistaken identities and slamming doors taking the lead in this new adaptation by David Ives.

The talented cast includes Nancy Denton as Raymonde Chandebise, Judy Glynn as Lucienne Homenides de Histangua, Daniel Coppinger as Victor Chandebise/Poche, Mark Woodland as Don Carlos Homenides de Histnagua, Mike Lusk as Dr. Finache, Brannon Westfall as Camille, Colin Brady as Romain Tournel, Tiffany Baker as Antoinette, Richard LeVene as Baptiste, Rick Kopp as Ferraillon, Ginger King as Olympia and Jennifer Caldwell as Eugenie.

If acting on the Island stage sounds like it might be your thing, two male actors are still needed for the production. There is the medium-sized, very fun role of Etienne still open for a male aged 40-70 and the smaller but hilarious role of Rugby open for a male aged 20-65. If you are interested, email the director at [email protected]

Performances, held at the theater located at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, are from Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. The stage is dark on Mondays.

The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On performance nights, the box office opens at 7 p.m. and for Sunday matinees, it opens at 1 p.m. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

For reservations or information, call the box office at 941 778-5755 or visit the Island Players website.

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