The Key West Summer Stage

Produced by TheatreXP LLC

The Red Barn Theater, 319 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040


The Key West Summer Stage is a four-week mini-season of great theater at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West, Florida. The KWSS is produced by TheatreXP, in association with the Red Barn.

The 2013 Season:



JULY 3-13:   There may not be a more searing or compelling drama about marriage and relationship that Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF. Long considered a masterpiece, TheatreXP will bring the full power of the play to life in the intimate environment of the Red Barn Theatre in Key West. You will feel like you're in the very room as George and Martha have at one another.

JULY 16-20:   STONES IN HIS POCKETS by Marie Jones has the unique distinction of being an Irish play that's been a smash hit in Dublin, Edinburgh, Belfast, and the West End of London, all in a relatively short period of time -- not an easy feat to accomplish. It's a sad,hilarious, and irresistable tale about the filming of a Hollywood epic in rural Ireland. Two actors play 13 roles between them, with each new character being more real and excruciatingly funny than the next.

JULY 23-27:   BURN THIS is playwright Lanford Wilson at his best. It is at its heart a love story, but getting there is all the fun. A truly unique blend of characters -- a dancer, a gay friend, a straightlaced lover out of his depth, and a literally explosive brother all combine in a powerhouse play that knocked Broadway on its behind. Often called the "play that made John Malkovitch a star", it is not to be missed.


July 1, 2013 at the Red Barn Theatre, Key West, 8 pm

As part of the South Florida Theatre League's Summer Festival Reading Series, TheatreXP and The Key West Summer Stage have been selected as the Monroe County site for this year's readings. in a One Night Only event, MOMENT OF GRACE, the new play by Key West's Bob Bowersox (author, producer, and director of last fall's hit play at the Red Barn, PERSON OF INTEREST), will be read by 8 of Key West's top actors. A discussion of the play between audience, author, and actors will take place following the reading. The play centers around three friends who have gathered to mourn the passing of a fourth, only to find that the deceased man had a secret that comes to them in a startling way. It's a story about the nature of love, and how we each relate to it. A fascinating way to see the creative side of theater in process, and take a personal part in the development of a brand new major play!

July 7 & 28, 2013 at the Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval, Key West, 8 pm

Tell a True Story! Hear a True Story! Judge a True Story!

In a first for Key West, the Key West Summer Stage is premiering Story Slams, an event where anyone -- including you! -- can vie for cash prizes by telling the best true story of the night. Each storyteller will have 5 minutes at the microphone to tell whatever story they want to, provided it sticks to the theme of the night. The rest of the patrons will vote at the end of the night for the best stories. It's a hilarious night of real people telling real stories -- which always end up a terrific mix of poignant, funny, heart-breaking, and best of all -- true.

The themes for this year's KWSS Story Slams are:

July 1: "My First Time"

July 28: "Best Ever"