A string quartet finds themselves stranded on tour in Southern California when a mysterious stranger invites them to spend the night at an inn close by. The awake the next morning to discover the inn was on an island–a massive man-made island made by technological genius, Dr. Calistus Munbar. Furious at first, the quartet is stunned to discover that the doctor will make them all millionaires if they commit to living and performing on the island for a year, while the island makes its inaugural voyage around the earth. Steampunk technology abounds on the island–but so do secrets, political intrigue, espionage, doomsday weapons, killer robot women, pirates, even supernatural creatures. Will the foursome survive? And who is the mysterious woman who disappears into the clocktower?
If you only see one new play with an enormous steam-powered elephant this year, make it ISLE OF MARVELS.
Isle of Marvels takes stage at the Aquinas Performing Arts Center April 19, 20 & 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. For reservations, call (616) 456-6656.