Saturday, June 25, 2022

Island Theater Company Presents: Men Are Dogs


 Tickets are now on sale for Men Are Dogs, the Island Theater Company’s upcoming comedy written by Joseph Simonella and sponsored by Clausen Properties. Mr. Simonella will be on Marco Island for the April production. The Island Theater Company is honored that Mr. Simonella will be greeting the audience and talking about his play following the Thursday, April 20th and Saturday, April 22nd shows.

Meet Cecelia, played by Diana Back, a successful psychologist who, among many sessions, runs a support group for single and divorced women. She’s got troubles of her own, but it’s her ensemble of neurotic patients who provide the action when a “volunteer” role-player becomes the hapless victim of their not-inconsiderable ire.  Diana was recently seen in “Second Time Around” at Marco Players

The cast also includes Rose, played by veteran Judy Daye.  Rose is  Cecelia’s fun loving wisecracking ‘live in’ mom who offers her daughter unsolicited dating advice.  Judy just completed a comic routine in the “Singin’ Broadway” show.

Ray Kane plays the substitute postal delivery man who strikes up a relationship with Cecelia.  Kane was last seen on Marco as the priest in “Queen of Bingo”.  

Tony is a divorced, pompous, part time actor who is hired by Cecelia to assist with her ‘role playing’ in group.  Who better to play Tony than John Moulton. John was last seen as the dastardly Bart Black in last season’s  western musical “Saga Of Roaring Gulch”.

Abby Yetter plays Allison, a hairdresser and the latest addition to Cecelia’s group.  She was recently seen in “Singin’ Broadway” where she wowed the audience performing her two favorite show tunes from “Phantom Of The Opera” and “Les Miserables”.

Madeline, played by Carol Clark, is a comically dark, angry woman who has been burned way too many times. Carol was last seen on Marco in ITC’s ” A Bad Year For Tomatoes” and more recently in the Studio Players production of “The Lyons”.  

Maria Tobin plays Jane, who is a bit of a rather “dim light bulb” and often the meaning of events are lost on her. We welcome Maria to the stage after her 20 year hiatus.

Loretta, played by Monica Sooy, is the “wild child” who adds plenty of spark to the group.  We are happy to have Monica returning to the stage after her 1992 starring role in Neil Simon’s “Rumors”  for the original Marco Island Players.

Men Are Dogs is directed by local actor and director Ann Megna.  Ann has been involved in Community Theater for 56 years.  She directed “39 Steps”  for the Marco Players and was last seen on stage in ITC’s production of  “Arsenic and Old Lace” as Teddy Roosevelt.

Men Are Dogs will be performed at the Rose History Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood, Marco Island.  Dates and times for Men Are Dogs are March 16-20 and April 19-23. Showtimes are at 7:30 with the matinees on March 19th and April 23rd at 2:30.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased  on their website, at Centennial Bank – 615 Elkcam Circle, at the Gift Shop at the Historical Museum – 180 S Heathwood, by calling 239-394-0080, or at the door a half hour prior to the show.

Group discounts are available!  To reserve seats for a group of 10 or more, please call the Box Office at 239-394-0080 to make your reservations and receive a $2.00 discount per ticket and reserved seating.

Additional cast information, show dates, and tickets, can be found at or LIKE their page on FACEBOOK at  ISLAND THEATER COMPANY to stay up on all the latest news. For additional press information, cast interviews, or photos regarding all shows contact the Island Theater Company office (239) 394-0080.

  1. O. Box 133, Marco Island, FL  34146 / 239-394-0080 /

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