Friday, December 9, 2022

Theater

Become part of the story

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It’s the season for things that go bump in the night, but Abby Bender and Jesse Jason and their fabulous fellow performers' revival of “Rizing” is not a thriller in the scary sense of...

‘Impossible things are happening every day’

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After a two-year stage hiatus due to COVID, Island Theatre Workshop is turning pumpkins into carriages and mice into noble steeds with the 1957 version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” It’s been an extensive and...

The power of poetry

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Love lies at the heart of the play “Burning Patience” (“Ardiente Paciencia”), currently at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. It is the love of the young, smitten mailman Mario for young Beatriz, Beatriz’s mother for...

World stage

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Earlier this year an organization called the Center for International Theater Development (CITD) commissioned a number of Ukrainian playwrights to create new works that, according to their website, “offer a first draft of history...

Taking flight

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You've probably never heard of Bessie Coleman, a stunt aviator during the early years of flight. But Coleman is an inspirational historical figure in that she was the first African American woman to hold...

Summer at the playhouse

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The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is teeming with offerings for us this summer. There’s literally something for everyone — all tastes, ages, and genres of art. The runs are indeed a little shorter than usual, due...

Circuit Arts presents screening of ‘The Orchard’

Dr. Carol Rocamora, one of the foremost Chekov scholars in the country, will introduce and discuss a live-streamed performance of “The Orchard” from the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City on Thursday, June...

From the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

Oscar Wilde said: “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” Until our theater...

‘Light Up the Sky’ with a Monday Night Special

For an evening of timeless comedy, come to this week’s Monday Night Special, “Light Up the Sky,” Moss Hart’s play about a former truck driver who gets his play produced in Boston. At 7:30...

Lend them your ears

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“Julius Caesar,” one of Shakespeare’s most-produced plays, has been a hot news topic these past few weeks. In case you missed it, here’s why: The Public Theater production of the play in New York...

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse gets the season started with big laughs

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The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse will be offering an early treat for Islanders this year when it hosts two preseason shows, both comedy/dramas. “Been There, Still There,” will be featured as a one-night-only show on...

Spend an enchanted evening with ITW’s concert version of ‘South Pacific’

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“Bali Ha'i” will be calling this weekend when the Island Theater Workshop (ITW) presents a concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's “South Pacific.” The production will include the entire score of the Tony- and...

Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Juliet, Juliet

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Which four art thou Juliet? That's the question audiences will be confronted by in the upcoming production of “Romeo and Juliet” by the popular Shakespeare for the Masses group. It's every actress' dream to play...

Behold Arthur, the young knight!

King Arthur comes to life this weekend as the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School presents “Young King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone” at the Katharine Cornell Theater. Director and drama teacher Heather Capece...

Calling all choristers

Island Theatre Workshop holds auditions March 5 and 12, from noon to 4 pm, for its upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific in Concert.” Director Kevin Ryan is looking for one boy and...

Playhouse presents ‘Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony’

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You know the songs — from “Jingle Bells” to “Nutcracker” to “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” — but you've never heard them quite the way the group Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony will...

Over the river and ‘Into the Woods’

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Students from Tisbury School got into the fairy tale spirit of the holidays last Friday and Saturday with a “junior” version of the smash musical play “Into the Woods.” Dylan Biggs and Alison Custer played...

See the pick of the one-act play crop this weekend

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The three one-act plays selected for Island Theater Workshop's (ITW) “Pick of the Crop” production this year all center around the theme of relationships — but not in the way you might expect. There's...

“The Second Girl” is the final play of the season at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

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There’s probably no theatergoer alive who hasn’t seen at least one production of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece, “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” an autobiographical portrait of the playwright’s own family, set in pre-World War I...

Performance will channel Dr. King at Union Chapel

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The organization Ordinary People Project will bring a unique performance to the Vineyard this weekend. On Saturday night, actor Gerald C. Rivers will present “An Intimate Evening with Dr. King,” a one-man show in...