Island Players Live Theatre-Anna Maria Island

Come out for a fun night at the Theatre – time is running out, but some tickets still available for the remaining dates

BEYOND A JOKE ~ by: Derek Benfield

Directed by: James Thaggard

January 11– 28, 2018
Where – The Island Players, Inc.
Phone: 941 778-5755  

A comedy …

Just a short trolley ride from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217

Preview–People have a habit of dying at Jane and Andrew’s country house!

Six people have died suddenly while working at Jane and Andrew’s country house in England. Unfortunate and embarrassing accidents, but when their daughter Sally brings home her fiancé Geoff for the weekend things get really confusing. Is Jane and Andrew’s pleasant country house accident prone or is some suspicious activity going on? Geoff mixes up overheard conversations and mistakenly concludes that the deaths were not accidents but murders. Hysteria takes over when the body count goes up and a body is discovered in the cupboard. Then a visiting vicar passes peacefully away in the garden. Unexpectedly, Geoff’s parents call and for appearances Jane and her sister-in-law persuade Andrew to hide evidence. Geoff begins to think maybe the deaths were just accidents and helps them move the bodies in wheelbarrows. But, he is unaware that one of the bodies has been mistakenly stowed in the trunk of his parents’ car.

If you need a little laughter in your life — and who doesn’t? – come out to see The Island Players Theatre presentation of Beyond a Joke.

Some helpful information about The Island Players Theatre  …

Founded in 1949, The Island Players, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing artistic experiences for the communities of Anna Maria Island through the presentation of stage productions.

The Island Players Theatre is located in the Old Community House on the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria on the North end of Anna Maria Island.

There are 137 seats in the theatre in tiered rows (stadium seating). There are 4 chairs on the right side of the theatre and 2 chairs on the “fireplace” side, giving a total seating capacity of 143.

Tickets are $20 (US) per performance for season’s five primary plays.

Food and beverages not allowed in the theatre.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Box Office


by phone – (941) 778-5755

Regular show performances are: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm Sunday matinees @ 2:00 pm

*Additional information available on their website —

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