Short Subjects

Posted March 1, 2007

Woods Hole folk

This Sunday, the Woods Hole Folk Music Society continues its concert series with New Rigged Ship, a duo made up of Jacqueline Schwab on piano and Reinmar Seidler on cello, who are known for their new perspective on traditional tales and tunes from Scotland and the Shetland Islands. Along with contributing to many public television soundtracks, Ms. Schwab performed at the White House during the Clinton administration. Mr. Seidler has pursued a career as an active concert performer around the world.

New Rigged Ship, Sunday, March 4, 7:30 pm. Community Hall, 68 Water St., Woods Hole. $12, $10 for society members. There is a discount for senior citizens and children. For more information, call 508-540-0320 or visit

A call for couches

The Martha's Vineyard Independent Film Festival is looking for donated couches to use during their seventh annual festival this March 16-18. For use of your couch, the festival will award you with five tickets. The only requirement is that they not be sleeper couches. To donate, contact Allison Prouty at 508-693-0396 or

An evening of one-act plays

Island Theatre Workshop will present five one-act plays opening next weekend at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. Four directors - Linda Berg, Lee Fierro, Kevin Ryan, and Leslie J. Stark - will produce the plays. Three performances on one evening, and two on another.

The plays are "Here We Go," "Pass the Horseradish," "The Boor," "The Value of Names," and "Medea." For one $25 admission, you can see all five plays; or $15 for one evening only.

One-Act Plays, March 8, 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 7:30 pm and March 11, 17, and 18 at 3 pm. 508-627-3166.

Film, food, music, and art

The seventh annual Martha's Vineyard Independent Film Festival will kick off on Friday, March 16. What was once a one-day winter movie screening has now grown into a full three-day event, which screens over 50 films each year. Presenting internationally acclaimed films before their national release dates, this year's line-up includes "Souvenirs," a comedy from Israel, and possibly "Broken English," a Sundance favorite which stars Parker Posey. Delicious baked goods will be provided by the Scottish Bakehouse. Tickets are available at the door, and advance-sale festival passes are available at Island Entertainment in Vineyard Haven. For more information, visit