City Theatre and Island City Stage are presenting Shorts Gone Wild 3, South Florida’s short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities, from Aug. 6 – Sept. 6 at Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale and from Sept. 10 – 13 at the Fillmore in Miami Beach.
Conceived and created by Island City Stage Artistic Director Andy Rogow and City Theatre Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, Shorts Gone Wild 3 takes six actors, eight playwrights, four directors and a design team, and whips them up until they peak into eight short, provocative, funny plays that are relevant to the LGBT and Progressive communities.
Winner of the 2014 Silver Palm Award for Best LGBT Theatre show, Shorts Gone Wild is the newest collaboration under City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival umbrella that features brand new, never performed plays written by local South Florida playwrights, alongside pieces from nationally recognized playwrights selected through the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting competition.
The Shorts Gone Wild 3 play line-up includes:
The One by Sheri Wilner, directed by Gail Garrisan
Old college flames reunite to meet a new fiancé, but is he marrying the right person?
Hands by Becca Schlossberg, directed by Gail Garrisan, World Premiere
A moving poetic drama about two young men maneuvering through their sexual encounter and their own dark sexual pasts.
The Anthropology Section by Patricia Cotter, directed by John Manzelli
Marion experiences a new twist on the social experiment of gay marriage when she runs into Tessa in the anthropology section at the bookstore, and discovers her former girlfriend’s gotten married.
I’m Going First by Michael Leeds, directed by Andy Black, World Premiere
Standing outside of a funeral home, a couple politely argues about which one will visit the funeral home first.
Oldest Living Chorus Boy Tells All or The Last of Billy Button by Tony Finstrom, directed by Andy Black, World Premiere
Billy Button spills all the dirty gossip about the underbelly of Broadway.
Quiche or Quinoa by Stuart Meltzer, directed by Andy Rogow, World Premiere
Old friends meet for lunch with rivalry on the menu.
The Agenda by Michael McKeever, directed by Andy Rogow, World Premiere
Gay rights advocates contemplate adding letters for each new gender identity group. Will there be enough?
Tickets are $30. Tickets may be purchased through the Island City Stage box office by calling 954-519-2533, or online at www.islandcitystage.org.
Performing at Empire Stage
August 6 – Sept. 6
1140 N. Flagler Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, F33305
Performing at the Fillmore in Miami Beach
September 10 – Sept. 13
1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 33139