Island City Stage closes out its third season with a flourish, presenting the world premiere of “Daniel’s Husband” by multi-award-winning South Florida playwright Michael McKeever.
The play, workshopped at ‘Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series’ at Boca Raton’s Lynn University last winter, delves into the lives of a gay couple; Mitchell, who does not believe in gay marriage, and Daniel, who desperately wants to be married. After a life-altering event, both men learn that, even in an enlightened society, when fundamental rights are denied the results can be devastating. With humor, pathos and great insight, “Daniel’s Husband” explores the consequences of accepting the limitations defined by society.
Island City Stage has become one of the region’s few theatres to consistently risk mounting full productions of new plays. This past year they received Carbonell Award nominations for two productions (in a field of four) for the Best New Work Category with “POZ “by Michael Aman, and “Have I Got a Girl for You” by Josh Mesnik.
“Daniel’s Husband,” directed by Island City Stage Artistic Director Andy Rogow, will feature some of the region’s best known actors including Antonio Amadeo, Laura Turnbull, Alex Alvarez, Larry Buzzeo and Kristian Bikic.
Island City Stage’s award-winning design team of Michael McClain (sets), Preston Bircher (lighting), Peter A. Lovello (costumes), and David Hart (sound), all return for this production.
Previews begin May 28, with an official Press and Carbonell opening night of May 30. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. through June 28. All performances are at Empire Stage (1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale).