‘Julius Caesar’ sign stolen


updated August 2, 2:10 pm

The sandwich-board sign for the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse’s all-female rendition of “Julius Caesar” was stolen last Thursday and remains missing from its spot on the shoulder of State Road near the Tisbury Amphitheater, box office manager Geneva Corwin told The Times.

The sign was custom-made by Mac Young of West Tisbury, Ms. Corwin said. Tisbury police have been notified. Playhouse staff learned the sign was gone when somebody called at around 2:30 pm to ask if the performance had been canceled, as they did not see the sign out. Regardless of the sign’s absence, performances have gone on as planned, Ms. Corwin said. As of Wednesday afternoon, no information on the sign’s whereabouts has come to the playhouse, Ms. Corwin said. The playhouse erected a “Julius Caesar” banner between two poles to substitute for the sign, she said.

“Hopefully the gods will protect it,” she said.

Updated with details on sign’s substitute.