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The Twentieth-Century Way

Island City Stage and Empire Stage present their co-production of the play The Twentieth-Century Way by Tom Jacobson.  The Twentieth-Century Way received the 2011 PEN Award for Drama and the 2010 NY International Fringe Festival Award for Overall Excellence in Production of a Play.  A prolific writer, Jacobson has penned more than 33 plays to date.

Based on a little-known incident in 1914, this theatrical thrill ride explores the collision of reality and fantasy as two actors, auditioning for a film, end up juggling roles that eventually lead to entrapment of homosexuals for “social vagrancy” in the Long Beach, California.

The Mission of the newly formed Island City Stage, led by Artistic Director Andy Rogow, is to produce plays and musicals that explore values and issues that resonate in the LGBT and Progressive communities. Rogow is the former Artistic Director of the Hollywood Playhouse and a past President of the Theatre League of South Florida.

The Twentieth-Century Way will be performed at the Empire Stage August 9 – September 9, 2012.  The Empire Stage is located at 1140 N. Flagler Dr., in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The ticket price is $30.00. For reservations, or further information, call 954-678-1496 or go online directly to or call them at 212-868-4444.