Saturday, November 27, 2021

“A Bad Year for Tomatoes”



The Island Players

A Bad Year for Tomatoes” by John Patrick

Presented by Antaramian Properties, LLC


The Island Players announces Antaramian Properties, LLC as presenting sponsor for their premiere production of “A Bad Year For Tomatoes”.  

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Centennial Bank / 615 Elkcam Circle, or at the Marco Island Historical Society Gift Shop / 180 S. Heathwood.  Online tickets are available at

Tickets are $18.  Group discounts are available. The September 30th Opening Night tickets includes the “Meet the Cast” Opening Night party following the performance.

The Island Players’ production of American playwright and screenwriter John Patrick’s light-hearted comedy is co-directed by Pat Berry and Pattie Ziesig.  This Broadway favorite follows the actions of TV star Myra Marlowe who jettisons her acclaimed but unsatisfying career to move back east and write her memoir.

A Bad Year for Tomatoes will run for eight shows Friday, Sept. 30, Saturday, Oct. 1, Sunday, Oct 2, Friday Oct. 7, Saturday, Oct. 8, Sunday, Oct. 9, Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15. All performances begin at 7 pm. Matinees performances are at 2:00 pm.

The Island Players has many exciting shows planned.  In keeping with their goal to bring the community together they have partnered with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for their second production, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”.

This entertaining holiday play brings the troublemaking Herdman kids into church for the annual Christmas pageant.  Soon the congregation is running for cover.  Who would have guessed that everyone, including the Herdman’s, could end up discovering the true meaning of the season?

Open auditions will be held for youth and adults on Wednesday, September 14th at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, in the Willis Ministry Center, at 7:00 pm.

Rehearsals are scheduled for every Wednesday beginning September 21st at 7:00 – 8:30 until the show opens in December.   The performances will be held on December 8, 9, and 10, at the Rose History Auditorium/180 S. Heathwood.

For additional information on “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” please contact Pattie Ziesig at or Peggy Totten at


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