Anna Maria Island

artsHOP 2014

Island Players performances through the week and weekends

The Island Players, Manatee County’s oldest community theatre, located at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, is pleased to again present, “Murderers” by Jeffrey Hatcher. This play is being brought back by popular demand and celebrates the 10th Anniversary of artsHOP. The play runs from November 10 – 20, 2016.

Performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 each. The Box Office opens on Monday, October 31 and is open from 9-1 on Mondays – Saturdays. On performance nights, the Box Office opens at 7 pm and for Sunday Matinees, it opens at 1 pm. Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.

Acclaimed Director, James Thaggard once again directs this wonderful “whodunit”! Three of the most charming killers you’ll ever meet freely admit that they “dun” it and why, in comic tales about revenge, blackmail, jealousy and justice at Florida’s Riddle Key Luxury Retirement Village.

In order of appearance, the cast consists of Island newcomer, Rafael Petlock and the familiar faces of Judy Glenn & Pamela Hopkins. We are pleased to welcome back West Bay Landscape, Inc. as Co-Producer of this play.

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

Island Players

Island Players is celebrating their 66th year and have a very special place in the culture of Anna Maria Island. Island Players is the oldest community theater in Manatee County. The playhouse, a building of great historical Island significance, was originally the home of the William H. Gillett family of Parrish and was floated down the Manatee River by barge in the early 1900's to Anna Maria Island.

In April of 2009, the Anna Maria Island Historical Society awarded the theater with a preservation plaque of distinction and thanked the Island Players for maintaining such an important Island landmark.

Our Anna Maria Island community proudly supports over 12 art galleries and studios, a nationally recognized historical society, a renowned orchestra and chorus, The Island Players theater, and a published writers' group. Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island was established in 2008 for the purpose of promoting and supporting our island culture. "Cultural Connections' mission is to promote Anna Maria Island as a cultural destination."

artsHOP is presented by Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island
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