"Dear Rhoda" is directed by Dave Ranney. Donna Russell and Pat Wright are co-producers.
The play centers on the love story of Rhoda Katz and Jerry Nedwick. They lived and worked in the Chicago of the 1920's and knew some of the famous creative people of that era: Carl Sandburg, Sophie Tucker and Fanny Brice. The play comes from the letters Jerry wrote to Rhoda while she was confined to a sanitarium for tuberculosis. Music and dancing of the period are an important part of the play.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 16, 2016. Tickets will be sold on the island at the Red Cup Coffeeshop and the Washington Island Rec Center. Cash and checks will be accepted. Checks should be made to Island Players.
Performances are June 17 and 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM. with a matinee performance on June 19 at 1:30 PM. Off island ticket purchases can be made after May 16th, by calling Amanda DeWitt at 920-847-2237. If available, tickets will be sold at the door one hour before each performance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 17 and under.
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.
For more information, check out www.dearrhoda.com