The Island Players on Anna Maria to present the play “And The Winner Is” by Mitch Albom; opens on May 15 through May 25

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April 22, 2014
Contact: Diane Phinney, PR Chair, The Island Players

The Island Players, located at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, is pleased to present the play, “And The Winner Is”, by Mitch Albom. The show opens on Thursday, May 15 and runs through May 25th.


Performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. The Box Office opens on Monday, May 5th and is open from 9 – 1 on Mondays – Saturdays. On performance nights, the Box Office opens at 7:00 p.m. and for Sunday Matinees, it opens at 1:00 p.m. Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.


Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, is finally nominated for an Oscar but dies the night before the awards. Furious at his bad luck, but determined to know if he wins, he bargains with his heavenly gatekeeper to return to Earth for the big night to hear the words, “And The Winner Is”……


One of Island Player’s favorite directors, James Thaggard, directs the veteran cast consisting of Talley Reeve as Tyler, Jim Faltot as Seamus, Pamela Hopkins as Sheri, Herb Stump as Teddy, Michael Eddy as Kyle, Jennifer Eddy as Serenity, and newcomers Mitcheal Pearl as Tony and Kristina Klein as Emmy.


For reservations or for information, please call our Box Office at 941 778-5755 or go to our website,


Island Players is pleased to announce their 66th Season Schedule:


Tribute, by Bernard Slade, Oct. 9 – 19 (Auditions Aug. 24, 2014, 7:30 at the theatre)


Regrets Only, by Paul Rudnick, Dec. 4 -14


Dearly Departed, by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, Jan. 22- Feb. 8


Becky’s New Car, by Steven Dietz, March 26 – April 12


The Murder Room, by Jack Sharkey, May 21 – 31




Note: MITCHEAL is the correct spelling for Mitcheal Pearl.

A Cast Photo Op and Interview will be held at the theatre on Tues., April 29th at 7:00 p.m.

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