City Theatre and Island City Stage to Present Shorts Gone Wild 2, Starting Today

City Theatre and Island City Stage to Present Shorts Gone Wild 2, Starting Today

City Theatre and Island City Stage present the return of Shorts Gone Wild 2, South Florida's hottest short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities, from today, August 7 - September 7 at Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale.

Conceived and created by Island City Stage Artistic Director Andy Rogow and City Theatre Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, Shorts Gone Wild 2 takes six actors, seven playwrights, four directors and a design team, and whips them up until they peak into eight short, provocative, funny and thoroughly entertaining plays with a LGBT bent. The newest collaboration under City Theatre's SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL umbrella, Shorts Gone Wild 2 features brand new, never performed plays written by local South Florida playwrights.

The Shorts Gone Wild 2 play line-up includes:

Lion in a Bear Bar by Michael McKeever
Sarah Stein Sends a Selfie by Michael McKeever
I Alone by Christopher Demos-Brown
The Emperor Is Naked! by Michael Leeds
The Last Time I Saw Bathhouse Betty by Tony Finstrom
A Bump Between Friends by Fielding Edlow
Game On by Gary Garrison
Glamping by Carey Crim

Tickets are $30, and are now on sale to the general public. Shorts Gone Wild 2 opens today, August 7 and play through September 7, 2014. The official Opening Night ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. Evening performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through the Island City Stage box office by calling (954) 519-2533, or online at

Shorts Gone Wild 2 is made possible with the support of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council: Regional Investment Program Grant, Citizens Interested in Arts, The Alan Fein and Susan Westfall Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Illick (EPIK Foundation), Wille Family Foundation and Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson

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