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On Sale Tue Dec 18 at 10am

Arts & Eats 2019 Events

Arts & Eats 2019 Events Arts & Eats is a series of delectable art-themed parties combining food, art, and interesting locations in Key West —all supporting your creative community. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, December 18 at 10am. Please note: Events sell out quickly! Studios' Patrons (those giving $1250 [...]

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SUN JUN 23 & MON JUN 24, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

Classics of Comedy

Nichols and May. Abbott and Costello. Brooks and Reiner. Bob Newhart. Monty Python. Burnett, Korman, and Conway, and more! Theatre XP’s Summer Stage celebrates the giants of classic comedy by faithfully recreating their most famous bits and sketches. Join us for a night of belly laughs…punctuated by a few awkward chuckles.

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MON JUN 10, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

Twice Told Tales

The hit of Summer Stage returns for a third round of dueling monologues! Can the same words mean more than one thing? Twice Told Tales provides a fresh twist on a theatrical staple. Each monologue is presented by one director, but two actors, giving two wildly different takes on the material.

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SAT MAY 18, 2019, 7:30PM/BLUE HEAVEN CONCERT SERIES

Cottage Concert with Seth Glier

Glier brings his congenial stage presence back to Key West to perfect his songwriting skills in an artist residency. Taking a break from the creative process, he presents a stripped down outdoor show featuring favorite foot-stompers and new works. Join Glier “at home” on the back deck of the residency cottages for a unique springtime show.

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FRI MAY 3, 2019/EVENT

Mermaid Truth or Consequences: A Survivalist Game Show with Elizabeth Doud

This interactive game show, hosted by radical mermaids, spills out of a parked Airstream allowing visitors the chance to strike up conversations with environmental experts. An irreverent approach to climate change conversation, this event is one-part game show, one-part science jam, and one-part mermaid magic. A wildly imaginative approach to tackling a difficult topic!

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SAT APR 6, 2019, 4PM/SHOW

ReMARCable Dance Project

The ReMARCable Dance Project combines the talents of Dance Key West and MARC, a local non-profit serving adults with developmental disabilities. The MARC clients nurture their creative voices, work on coordination and develop the courage to present their work. Join us for one of the most popular programs of the year!

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FRI APR 5, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

Key West Burlesque, Tatah Dujour & Company

World-class performers, cheeky comedy, and aerial acrobats come together to create an extraordinary production that has become a tradition in Key West. In its 12th year, Key West Burlesque, founded by Christa Hunt (aka Tatah Dujour), is still finding fresh ways to continue its legacy of burlesque art.

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WED APR 3, 2019, 7PM/EVENT

The Courage to Fail, An Evening of Storytelling with Diana Nyad

Famed long distance swimmer Diana Nyad captured the heart of Key West in 2013 when she emerged on Smather’s Beach, having completed her historic swim from Cuba to the US, Havana to Key West. As an athlete, author, former sports broadcaster, and fitness icon, Nyad’s life reads like a riveting collection of stories. The Courage to Fail gives audience members the opportunity to absorb the tales of an incredible public figure in an intimate setting.

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SUN MAR 31 & MON APR 1, 2019, 7:30PM/SHOW

Underwater: Two One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams

Continuing to present lesser unknown works by the great American playwright, Key West Art & Historical Society presents the rarely performed comedy Lifeboat Drill and steamy threesome Kingdom of Earth – two intriguing plays with characters trapped, both physically and metaphorically, by rising waters. With Alaina Albertson, Michael Catlege, Kitty Clements, Arthur Crocker and Jeffrey Johnson. 

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SAT MAR 9, 2019, 6PM/ LECTURE

Laughter in the Time of Cholera An Evening with Dave Barry, Mike Luckovich and Mike Peters

For better or worse, our current political times have kept editorial comics on their toes. Three of the greats – who happen to be old pals – share their thoughts and pen a few sketches in an uproarious evening that proves it’s better to laugh than cry. Afterward, Barry, Luckovich and Peters will join guests at an intimate dinner party just two blocks away (ticketed separately) to talk further and field questions.

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