Theatre

Ben Grooters-Lukowitz, Caleb Gray, Tristan Roseman-Wilson, and Ian Chickering
With swords in their hands, from left is Ben Grooters-Lukowitz, Caleb Gray, Tristan Roseman-Wilson, and Ian Chickering, during rehersal of "The Princess Plays." Photos by Ralph Stewart

Thrice upon a time

By Anna Marie D'Addarie - March 22, 2006

Enter the world of make-believe next week when the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School presents three one-act plays, "The Princess Plays." The show is directed by Heather Robbins-Capece and Treather Grassmann and will be performed by the students at the Vineyard Playhouse.

The three plays are "The Princess and the Princess," "Twice Upon a Time," and "The Lost Half-Hour," and the entire family will enjoy them.

"The Princess and the Princess" is a fable about two young women who meet on a narrow mountain path. Neither one will move to let the other one pass, and to make matters worse, those people who try to help get stuck too. Are they real princesses? Who will step aside and bring an end to the impass?

Maya Harcourt and Flo Alexander
Maya Harcourt, left, and Flo Alexander act out their scene.

Whimsical witches cast spells that go awry in "Twice Upon a Time." Storybook characters from different tales are suddenly brought together, and they are not happy about it at all. Do the witches have the wisdom to work it out?

"The Lost Half-Hour," is a play about a simple young man named Bobo who is searching for a half an hour he lost. His cruel friends ridicule him. Guess what Bobo finds?

The plays are for children of all ages and adults too. The three one-acts were written by Colleen Neuman and made available through Baker Plays. Step back in time next weekend and into "The Princess Plays."

"The Princess Plays," Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, 6 pm, and Saturday, March 31, at 2 pm, at Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church Street, Vineyard Haven. Tickets: $10 for adults; $6 for students; or $25 for a family, available at the door.