Noteworthy events


The Moth comes to M.V.

Moth Mainstage will hold its first-ever Island event on Monday, August 13, at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

The Moth is a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to the art of storytelling. Founded in 1997 by poet/novelist George Dawes Green, The Moth’s directors have worked with novice and veteran storytellers from around the world to create theatrical documentary stories based on their personal experiences. The stories are told live, without notes, and often to standing-room-only audiences.

Tickets, $35, are on sale now at

From Tuesday to Friday, August 14 to 18, from 9:30 am to 12 noon,The MothShop Story Workshop will offer a workshop to 12 participants at the Stone Farm in Vineyard Haven. Create a five-minute story after working with The Moth’s directors and present it to friends and family at the end of the session. The cost of the four-day program is $550. Email to sign up. For more information visit

“¿iUwe!” A musical journey through life

In its New England premiere, the musical revue “¿iUwe!” joins The Vineyard Playhouse’s Monday Night Specials series of new works on Monday, July 16, at 7 pm at the M.V. Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven.

Inspired by her years as a granddaughter, daughter, mother, and sister, former Vineyard resident Molly Conole has written a 90-minute musical revue that celebrates the human experience. Performed by a multi-generational female cast, “¿iUwe!” offers a look at a wide range of subjects in a variety of musical styles. The show follows life’s progression from the “I”-centered questioning of self to the “you”-focus of the parent/child relationship, and ultimately to the awareness of “we,” our connectedness to each other.

Led by Ms. Conole, the cast for The Vineyard Playhouse staged reading also includes her daughters Amelia and Penelope Dutton, Vineyard musician Linda Berg, and guest pianist Kathy Slage.

General admission tickets (minimum donation $25) can be purchased in advance online at or by calling The Playhouse at 508-687-2452, or at the door if available. Following the performance, there will be a post-show Q&A with the director, singers, and audience members and a brief, informal reception.

“The Great Gatsby” at Camp Jabberwocky

On Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, Camp Jabberwocky presents “The Great Gatsby” at the camp, located at 200 Greenwood Avenue in Vineyard Haven, off Franklin Street.

Camp Jabberwocky is a residential vacation camp for people with disabilities. The play is one of their many summer events including sailing trips and a 5K run.

The show will begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is free, and snacks will be provided afterwards. For more information, call 508-693-2339.

The Eclipse Quartet returns to the Vineyard

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society will once again present the sound and visuals of the Eclipse Quartet at 8 pm on Monday, July 16 at Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church and on Tuesday, July 17 at the Chilmark Community Center as part of the M.V. Summer Musical Festival.

The program begins with an 18th-century work by Franz Josef Hayden, but the quartet specializes in contemporary music. They will interpret the works of Alfred Schnittke, Ben Johnston, and Gernot Wolfgang through folk and jazz tunes.

Now in its 42nd year of bringing artists from the U.S. and abroad to perform classic and contemporary chamber works for Vineyard audiences, the M.V. Chamber Music Society is the sponsor of the 2012 Summer Music Festival.

For ticket information, call 508-696-8055 or visit

A recipe for change

Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard is hosting a potluck with special guest Oran Hesterman on Tuesday, July 17, at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. Mr. Hesterman is a national leader in sustainable agriculture and food systems. He will be signing his new book, “Fair Food: Growing a Healthy Sustainable Food System for All” at the event.

The event is open to all. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner at 6:30 with Dr. Hesterman, with book signing and dessert after. The organizers ask that attendees bring a potluck for six, BYOB, bring their own dinnerware including cups but no throw away plastic, as this is a zero waste event. Food scraps are taken to farmers for their livestock and any compostable products are taken to a compost heap. Food contributions should be brought in reusable containers without throwaway covers.

Tickets are $5 for Slow Food members and $10 for non-members.