Before the Fringe


The Steamship Authority pier in Oak Bluffs was a buzz of activity Saturday afternoon, just before the BravEncore Theatre Troupe boarded the 3:45 ferry. The group was on their way to participate in Festival Fringe, the world’s largest art festival, where they will perform the original musical, “The Secret of the Seven Sisters,” four times. The play was written by the group’s director, Kate Murray, with music by Jake Estabrook, a 2007 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

Online posts of the troup’s adventures in Edinburgh can be seen at