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Key West Summer Stage ends with “The Seafarer,” open now

Fans of Key West’s Summer Stage Theatre will be sad to learn that the final show of the three-week series begins tonight: head down to the Red Barn Theatre at 319 Duval Street to catch the Tony Award-winning play, Conor McPherson’s “The Seafarer,” which begins its five performances today, June 24th. This limited run will end July 28th, so buy your tickets now before they’re all sold out! “The Seafarer” follows James “Sharky” Harkin, an alcoholic tasked with taking care of his blind, aging brother over the Christmas holidays after being fired from his job. Set in a small town near Dublin, the play blends McPherson’s sardonic wit with magical realism, culminating in a high stakes poker game that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Tickets are available by calling TheatreXP at 302-540-6102. ($40 for opening night, and $35 for the rest of the run.) For more information, visit www.keywestsummerstage.com or www.theatrexp.org .

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The Key West Summer Stage presents, “Talk Radio” July 10 thru 14

Key West’s Red Barn Theatre will begin its limited run of “Talk Radio,” the Broadway play nominated for two Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, tonight.

Written by Eric Bogosian, “Talk Radio” centers around Barry Champlain, an Ohio shock jock whose outrageous and insult-driven show is about to hit syndication. With his producer worried that Barry might take his contentious jibes too far, and Barry resistant to censorship, the play moves quickly between hilarious and heart-breaking, with winning results that are sure to stay with you.
The show runs July 10 through 14, with nightly shows at 8pm at the Red Barn Theater, located at 319 Duval Street. Tickets can be purchased at 305 – 540 – 6102.

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Support Local Theatre at the Key West FRINGE Happy Hour!

This Friday from 5-8 pm, come support local theatre company Key West FRINGE at their special Shakespeare-themed “Bard and Brew Happy Hour” at the BottleCap Groove Lounge. Gather with fellow fans of the Bard and listen as members of this traveling troupe of actors regales you with tales from their travels and selected works from Othello, Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew.  Curtain time is 6pm.

The BottleCap Lounge is located at 1128 Simonton Street, Key West.

For more information on the Key West Fringe’s upcoming events, shows and future projects visit: www.keywestfringe.org or call 612-386-7426.

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Tonight: Waterfront Playhouse presents “Fruit Fly”

For two nights only, Emmy award-winning actor Leslie Jordan– who won hearts and laughs on the acclaimed TV series “Will and Grace” for years– will visit Key West to perform his side-splitting new play, “Fruit Fly: Do Gay Men Become Their Mother?” This event is sure to be a sell-out, and with tickets priced at an affordable $45 a pop, you’d better act quick! To purchase, visit http://waterfrontplayhouse.org/
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Final Weekend of Short Attention Span Theatre!

Don’t miss your last chance to see the Red Barn’s Theatre’s Short Attention Span Theatre, now in its final three performances. The uproariously funny series of one act plays is perfect for the novice theatre-goer and the expert alike– with fresh 10-minute plays that highlight local talent and leave the audience begging for more. Located in the heart of historic downtown Key West, it’s the perfect way to spend a Friday night (and puts you right on Duval for a post-theatre drink afterward!)

Visit www.redbarntheatre.com for tickets and show times.

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Arts and Culture Update: Weekend of May 10-13

While a bar crawl on Duval is always fun, we know that many of our Parrot Key Resort guests also enjoy the finer things our little island has to offer. From wine tastings to tango lessons, Key West offers a wide variety of activities for those of us who are more partial to Picasso than Piña Coladas. Below, some local activities to get you through the weekend without having to come near a jello shot.

On Thursday, May 10th, The Wine Cottage on Eaton will be hosting a wine tasting & artist’s reception for painter Susan O’Neill. Call 772-216-5933 for details & directions.

On Friday, May 11th, visit the Wyland Gallery for the opening of Jim Warren’s most recent exhibit of whimsical, satirized animal paintings. For more information, call 305-292-4998.
Afterward, why not indulge in a beginner’s Salsa Dancing lesson from “Learn to Dance with Lucy & Leon” at 7:00pm?  For directions, call 305-296-6348.

On Saturday, May 12th, you’d be sorry to miss the evening performance of Hy Conrad’s new mystery play “Home Exchange,” which opened on May 5th to rave reviews. Visit www.waterfrontplayhouse.org for tickets and details.
Or else catch an independent movie at Key West’s favorite little movie theatre, The Tropic – where else can you buy a bottle of wine and a slice of key lime pie to take with you into your movie? visit www.tropiccinema.com for showtimes.

On Sunday, May 13th, stroll through the lushly landscaped home of Key West’s garden club, the West Martello Tower. Entry is free and gets you meandering shady paths, beautiful foliage and stunning water views from the gazebo on top of the hill.
Later, enjoy the musical stylings of the Mike Emerson Trio as they perform their weekly Jazz in The Gardens gig, located at 526 Angela Street.

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Red Barn Theatre Presents: Finito: The Dream Is Real

This Month at the Red Barn Theatre in historic downtown Key West, catch a limited run of Finito: The Dream is Real: Comedy – Variety – Burlesque Musical.

Imagine if your favorite on-screen characters converged at the Red Barn Theatre for a night of song, dance and laughter? Spanning a wide spectrum of cinematic genres — from Japanese Anime to Patrick Swayze — this sure-to-sell-out series is a guaranteed riot of laughter, movement and rollicking good times. Directed by Marky Pierson and featuring the inimitable cast of Key West Burlesque, Finito: The Dream is Real is a season ending show-stopper that you’ll be talking about for weeks afterward!

For tickets, showtimes and general information, visit http://redbarntheatre.com/tickets/

For videos, info, and photos from the shows, visit www.keywestburlesque.com

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Beginning tonight: The WORLD PREMIERE of Home Exchange, a new play by Hy Conrad

From the writer of the Emmy-winning television series Monk and White Collar comes a new play that will leave audiences crazed for more. Join Key West’s Waterfront Playhouse for the world premiere of Home Exchange, now in previews and open to the public.

What happens when a home-exchange between strangers leads to a shocking discovery?  A producer of TV crime shows exchanges her Manhattan apartment with a couple from England…to mixed, mysterious and hilarious results. Called “A suspenseful comedy in the mold of Deathtrap but with a bit of Rear Window thrown in for fun,” this fast-moving show will have you at the edge of your seat and calling for more.

May 3-25, 8:00pm.

For showtimes & tickets, visit: http://waterfrontplayhouse.org/shows/home-exchange/
or call the box office directly at 305-294-5015.

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