“Sweetened Water” underway at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

Danielle Slavick and Joyce Cohen in "Sweetened Water." — Photo courtesy Martha's Vineyard

“Sweetened Water,” a new play about loss, faith, and complicated love, set on the Vineyard, is currently playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse.

The play is written by Fr. Edward Beck, a Roman Catholic priest who has been giving retreats on the Island for 20 years. A few summers ago while on the Vineyard, Father Beck was inspired to write a play. The result, “Sweetened Water,” premiered earlier this week at the Playhouse, and is about a priest who recently lost his mother to lung cancer, who moves into the home of a widow who has also lost her husband to lung cancer.

The play is directed by Playhouse artistic director MJ Bruder Munafo and stars Cristi Andrews, Joyce Cohen, Chris Kipiniak, Mark Krawczyk, and Danielle Slavick, with Timothy Toothman as stage manager, Jeffrey Salzberg as lighting designer, Cynthia Bermudes as costume designer, and Lisa Pegnato as set designer.

“Sweetened Water,” Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, through Sept. 12 at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. Tickets available at the door or in advance at mvplayhouse.org.