It’s Tracy Jones, and Tracy Jones, and Tracy Jones! In Island City Stage’s newest comedy production, “Tracy Jones” by Stephen Kaplan, the lonely eponymous character throws a party inviting every other woman with the same name to join her for chicken wings and beer! Part of National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere in three different cities, this touching story of individual connection in an increasingly complicated world hits the South Florida stage from May 18 – June 18.
Tracy Jones is having a major life crisis. Her job at the bank is taking her nowhere, her panic attacks are getting worse and having such a common name is giving her an identity crisis. With everything spiraling out of control around her, it’s time to find something she can take control of. That’s when it hits her; she’s going to throw a party to celebrate every woman named Tracy Jones. After an extensive marketing campaign that included tracking down others by the same name, posters and a Facebook event, the party is finally here. The Funtime Party Zone at the Jones Street Bar & Grill is all set up and Tracy is eagerly awaiting her guests.
Stephen Kaplan is an award-winning playwright with productions off-Broadway and in regional theaters, nationally. “Tracy Jones” is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere playing simultaneously at Williamston Theatre in Williamston, Michigan and CenterStage in Rochester, New York, in addition to Island City Stage in Wilton Manors, Florida. It was a Chameleon Theatre winner and a finalist for B Street Theatre’s New Comedies Festival, and for the ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest and the Trustus Playwrights Festival. It was one of two chosen for a developmental reading at Chameleon Theatre, Minnesota.
Directed by Rogow and co-produced by Raymond Griffis and Mark Tews, “Tracy Jones” stars returning Island City performers Niki Fridh as the lead Tracy, Matthew Buffalo, Irene Adjan, and Sara Grant.
Creating quality professional theatrical experiences focused on the LGBT community for a universal audience, Island City Stage’s 11th South Florida season has tackled thought-provoking productions that explore the world of beauty pageants, poignant longing, gender questions, loneliness and the ins and outs of friendship.
Tickets for “Tracy Jones” start at $40. Enjoy a special Mimosa Sunday on May 28 for $55 that includes a light bites pre-reception and a post-show talkback, sponsored by Home Instead. This production is also supported by FAB (Funding Arts Broward).
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