Monday, October 21, 2013

Photos: "Blame It On Beckett" at Island Theater Company

Mai Puccio and John Moulton.
Ooooh. Goodies.

I found a couple new photos stashed back in the inbox archive of no return from the  Island Theater Company production of "Blame It On Beckett." Ya'll don't even want to KNOW how many emails are in that folder.

"Blame it On Beckett" will run for nine shows at the Rose History Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood Drive, from November 1-16. Tickets, $20, are available at Centennial Bank, the Marco Island Historical Society Gift Shop,, 239-394-0080 and at the door. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; curtain for Sunday matinées is 2:30 p.m.

John Moulton and Abby Yetter.

Complete press release below.

For Immediate Release

        Marco Island, FL: (October 10, 2013) . . .The Box Office is open and tickets are currently on sale for the Island Theater Company's production of Blame It On Beckett  sponsored by Centennial Bank.

     What really goes on behind the scenes in a major regional new England  non-profit theater?  Blame It On Beckett, is the clever, witty, comedy by John Morogiello, that gives a peek into all of the drama found backstage. 

    Meet Jim Foley, played by John Moulton. A jaded, cynical Literary Manager with a penchant for caffeine and chaos. He’s been in the biz way too long and never achieved the success he so desperately craves. His small office overflows with half empty coffee cups and mountains of manuscripts he can’t be bothered to read. Jim believes that the thousands of pathetic plays cluttering his office can be blamed on countless English professors encouraging their talentless students to become the next Samuel Beckett.

    Into Jim’s derelict lair steps Heidi Bishop, played by Abby Yetter. A bright eyed, newly minted MBA who hopes to make the leap from box office to back office. She sees this internship as an invaluable opportunity to nurture emerging playwrights.

    At first she seems like Mary Poppins, but it turns out Eve Harrington would be more like it, as Heidi manipulates everyone around her to get what she wants. A wonderful comedy with heart and a message, Blame It On Beckett asks the question: how far are we willing to sacrifice our soul to get ahead? And once we do it, was it worth it?
    The cast features :
John Moulton - dramaturg, Jim Foley.     
Mai Puccio - famous playwright, Tina Fike. 
Jared Wagner - theater general manager, Mike Braschi. 
Abby Yetter - literary intern, Heidi Bishop. 

    Blame It On Beckett runs weekends from November 1st through November 16th at the Rose History Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood, Marco Island at 7:30, with matinees on Sunday at 2:30. 

    Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in person at the Marco Island Historical Society Gift Shop, 180 S. Heathwood or Centennial Bank, 615 E. Elkcam Cr. They can also be purchased online at, by calling the ticket office at 239-394-0080, or at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance.

    Group discounts are available!  To reserve seats for a group of 10 or more, please call the Box Office at 239-394-0080 to make your reservations and receive 10% off on your order. Student groups receive additional discounts.
     Opening Night tickets include the “Meet the Cast” Opening Night party following the performance.     
    Additional information can be found at or LIKE their page on FACEBOOK at to stay up on all the latest news.

Show dates:
Thursday...November 14
Friday….…November 1, 8, 15 
Saturday…November 2, 9, 16
Sunday…..November 3 and 10

Evening performances begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinee performances are at 2:30 pm.  Doors open a half-hour prior to performances.

For additional information, cast interviews, or photos regarding Blame It On Beckett contact the Island Theater Company office (239) 394-0080.

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