Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre and Island City Stage's SHORTS GONE WILD 5

City Theatre and Island City Stage present Shorts Gone Wild 5 playing now through September 10, 2017 at Island City Stage in Wilton Manors. This all-new production marks the fifth season of South Florida's hottest LGBT-themed short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Shorts Gone Wild 5 takes six actors, eight playwrights, four directors and a design team, and let's them loose resulting in eight short, funny, provocative and thoroughly entertaining plays that have become a much-anticipated annual treat. To add to the fun, audience members choose the order of the plays so the show is different every night. Shorts Gone Wild 5 is refreshing summer fun that features brand new plays from local playwrights, in addition to pieces from nationally recognized playwrights. The production is performed up close in South Florida's hottest intimate theatrical space.

The 2017 Play Line-Up Includes:

Déjà vu by Steve Yockey, World Premiere directed by Michael Leeds

When Billy and Jack's third date goes off the rails, it really goes off the rails. Time folds in on itself, trapping the guys in a madcap, internet-fueled loop of "ideas to try in bed." Then Liesel shows up with a cocktail and her gun!

The Adventures of Gay Man: Birth of A Hero by Kris Thompson directed by Matt Stabile

A young man with dreams of being a superhero applies at the B.A. HERO Talent Agency where he's offered fame, fortune and the chance of a lifetime. But at what price?

Give Me Space by Spenser Davis, Southeastern Premiere directed by Margaret M. Ledford

On a one-way trip to Mars, the first gay couple in space hurtle into the first gay breakup, and the guacamole isn't the only thing that suffers the surprising consequences!

Carly's Last Call by Michael McKeever, World Premiere directed by Matt Stabile

Old friends bicker, roast and toast each other with pisco sours, and fight with the bartender who wants them to go home, as they celebrate the long tradition of closing down the bar one last time.

Persona by Cassandra Rose, Southeastern Premiere directed by Margaret M. Ledford

Two women flirt with a new romance until they discover a problem that might make this their first and last date!

So a Rabbi, a Priest and a Minister Walk into a Bar, a World Premiere written and directed by Michael Leeds

Will a bartender need a prayer or have the last laugh when a rabbi, a priest and minister walk into his bar?

clarity by Korde Arrington Tuttle, Southeastern Premiere directed by Gladys Ramirez

Winner of the 41st Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival and Finalist in the 2018 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest

Cameron enjoys rough sex. Which is fine. However, in the final moments leading up to his wedding on the Georgia state coastline, one particular sexual encounter with his fiancé demands he question his sexual preference, racial identity and impending marriage.

Valkyrie in the Roller Disco by Seamus Sullivan, Southeastern Premiere directed by Gladys Ramirez

Finalist in the 2018 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest

Bridget has survived her roller derby competition, but can she out-maneuver her ex, Hillevi, a Valkyrie determined to win back the friendship of her beloved woman on skates!

City Theatre Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford leads a company of South Florida's finest artists, directors and designers for Shorts Gone Wild 5.

Directed by: Margaret M. Ledford, Michael Leeds, Gladys Ramirez and Matt Stabile

Starring: Larry Buzzeo, Christina Groom, Rita Joe, Marquise Rogers, Sabrina Lynn Gore and Jordon Armstrong

Designers: Ardean Landhuis (Scenic and Lighting), David Hart (Sound) and Peter A. Lovello (Costumes)

Shorts Gone Wild 5 opened on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Island City Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. Evening performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 5 p.m. through September 10. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased through the Island City Stage box office by calling (954) 519-2533, or online at www.islandcitystage.org.

Photo Credit: George Wentzler

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Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre and Island City Stage's SHORTS GONE WILD 5
Christina Groom, Larry Buzzeo, Sabrina Gore, Jordon Armstrong, Rita Joe and Marquise Rogers

Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre and Island City Stage's SHORTS GONE WILD 5
Marquise Rogers and Larry Buzzeo

Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre and Island City Stage's SHORTS GONE WILD 5
Marquise Rogers and Larry Buzzeo

Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre and Island City Stage's SHORTS GONE WILD 5
Sabrina Gore, Jordon Armstrong, Marquise Rogers and Larry Buzzeo

Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre and Island City Stage's SHORTS GONE WILD 5
Sabrina Gore, Jordon Armstrong, Marquise Rogers, Larry Buzzeo and Rita Joe

Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre and Island City Stage's SHORTS GONE WILD 5
Rita Joe, Christina Groom, Larry Buzzeo and Jordon Armstrong

Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre and Island City Stage's SHORTS GONE WILD 5
Christina Groom, Jordon Armstrong, Larry Buzzeo and Marquise Rogers

Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre and Island City Stage's SHORTS GONE WILD 5
Sabrina Gore and Rita Joe

Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre and Island City Stage's SHORTS GONE WILD 5
Sabrina Gore and Christina Groom


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