Chris Caputo, Wilton Manors City Commissioner
I am honored to serve as one of Wilton Manors’ City Commissioners for many reasons. As a big supporter of arts and culture in our community, our local theater community is a real point of pride for me. Wilton Manors is honored to have two fully operational gay theaters side by side. It’s truly an amazing thing.
As vaccines pave the way for a safe return to theater, I want to encourage residents and visitors to support these local theaters that make Wilton Manors great. Island City Stage and the Foundry (home to POW!, Plays of Wilton) are located right next door to one another on Dixie Highway near The Pride Center at Equality Park.
During the pandemic, both theaters pivoted and innovated to stay relevant. Island City Stage and Plays of Wilton both offered online streaming performances as well as limited capacity, socially distanced, and mask-required seating. While this helped them keep the doors open, it was undoubtedly an incredibly difficult year for both organizations and that is why they need our support now more than ever.
Island City Stage’s next on stage showings are The Niceties (running April 2–18, 2021), followed by Bright Colors and Bold Patterns (running June 4–13, 2021). Both shows also have virtual showings running April 16–25, 2021, and June 11–21, 2021, respectfully. You can get your tickets to watch them live, in person (with COVID-19 safety procedures in place) or streaming online by visiting IslandCityStage.org. Plays of Wilton at the Foundry will be releasing their upcoming performances, which will be opening soon, at PlaysOfWilton.com.
I hope you’ll join me in supporting our theater community. It’s one of the many things that makes Wilton Manors great.