This Saturday, Martha's Vineyard Ballroom Dancing sponsors a benefit dance for the YMCA. At the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs, learn basic dance steps from 6 to 7 pm, and then dance to music by The StingRays until 10 pm. For more information, call 508-696-8428.
Two kinds of comedy
A night of comedy, both practiced and spontaneous, will be held on Friday, June 13, at 8 pm, at the Katharine Cornell Theatre. The IMPers, a professional teen improvisational comedy troupe who performed at the 2007 Chicago Improv Festival, will perform skits based on audience suggestions. They will be followed by the Sketchy Teens, the Vineyard's only sketch comedy group. Its five members write, direct, and perform original sketches with quirky characters and unusual situations.
Tickets $10 at the door. 508-939-9368.
John Biguenet's new Pulitzer Prize-nominated play "Rising Water" opens at the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse on Wednesday, June 18 at 7pm. In the New Orleans love story, directed by MJ Bruder Munafo, a couple awakens in the middle of the night to find their home filling with water. The pair not only struggles to keep dry, but to keep their love from being extinguished. The production runs through July 12. Opening night with champagne reception $50. 508-696-6300.
A show of color
Forty-five preschoolers adorned in rainbow colors took center stage at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown at the June Jamboree on Friday, June 6. The 10th annual end of the year variety show put on by Rainbow Place preschool, located in Edgartown, included music and dancing, as well as homemade costumes and sets. The kids may have been in the spotlight, but the work of teachers Cindy Andrews, Heidi Cook, Kelly Young, and Heidi Vought made the show possible.
Photo by Lynn Christoffers