2017-03-16 / Arts & Entertainment News

Island Theater Company’s latest promises to fetch lots of laughs

The cast of “Men Are Dogs” 
COURTESY PHOTO The cast of “Men Are Dogs” COURTESY PHOTO The Island Theater Company on Marco presents the contemporary adult comedy “Men Are Dogs” March 16-20 and April 19-23 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Playwright Joseph Simonella will attend the 7:30 p.m. shows on April 20 and 22 and conduct a talkback with the audience after each performance.

The play stars Diana Back as Cecelia, a successful psychologist who, among many sessions, runs a support group for single and divorced women. She’s got troubles of her own, but it’s her ensemble of neurotic patients who provide the action when a “volunteer” role-player becomes the hapless victim of their not-inconsiderable ire.

Judy Daye has the role of Rose, Cecelia’s fun-loving “live-in” mom who offers her daughter unsolicited dating advice. Ray Kane plays the substitute postal deliveryman who strikes up a relationship with Cecelia.

John Moulton is Tony, a divorced, pompous, part-time actor hired by Cecelia to role-play with her patients.

Abby Yetter plays Allison, a hairdresser and the latest addition to Cecelia’s group. Another member of the group is Madeline, is played by Carol Clark. Madeline is a comically dark, angry woman who has been burned way too many times.

Maria Tobin plays Jane, a member of the group who is a bit of a “dim light bulb” and often misses the meaning of things going on around her. And Monico Sooy plays Loretta, the “wild child” who adds plenty of spark to every group meeting.

Ann Megna directs “Men Are Dogs” for the Island Theater Company. The show is sponsored by Clausen Properties. ¦

‘Men Are Dogs’

>> Who: Island Theater Company

>> When: March 16-20 and April 19-23

>> Where: The Marco Island Historical Museum

>> Tickets: $25

>> Info: 394-0080 or www.theateronmarco.com

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