‘Search: Paul Clayton’ next at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

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Dubbed “A new folk musical ‘experience’” by the producer Larry Mollin, “Search: Paul Clayton” opens at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse on Saturday, July 19, with two preview performances on Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18.

Directed by Randal Myler, this is a “World premiere of a new musical play celebrating the true story in words and song of one of Bob Dylan’s first musical mentors, Paul Clayton of New Bedford,” according to a press release. “From 1961-1965 Paul taught Bob the tricks of the trade, while falling helplessly in love with him.” The play is for mature audiences only; it is sexually explicit, contains adult language, and descriptions of drug use.

The show runs Wednesdays through Saturdays through August 9. Tickets are $50; $40 seniors; $30 students. For more information, call 508-687-2452 or visit mvplayhouse.org.