Spoon River Anthology, presented by Island Players, takes place on Friday, Feb. 12th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, Feb. 13th at 2:00 PM. A series of poetic monologues, voiced by former inhabitants of this fictional town,the production involves a cast of 28 Island residents. The characters offer brief revelations of their lives that range from humorous and touching to powerful and scathing. Included in this production are instrumental and vocal interludes of well known folk songs.
Since 1984, Island Players has served Washington Island as a non-profit community theater, the smallest one of its kind in Wisconsin. Over those thirty-one years, the Players have produced full-length plays and musical productions, sponsored workshops and informal play readings, and have provided a variety of activities for youth, including a summer acting camp and programs in the public school. Island Players productions have achieved both placement and individual awards in events sponsored by the American Association of Community Theaters.