Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Theater

Rosie’s Theater Kids bring song and dance to Edgartown students

Rosie’s Theater Kids, a nationally recognized arts education organization co-founded by Rosie O’Donnell and Lori Klinger, has come to Martha’s Vineyard for a summer residency at Vineyard Arts Project. The group is working in conjunction...

Island Theater Workshop invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ at ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Cutlery comes alive in Island Theatre Workshop’s (ITW) rendition of “Beauty and the Beast.” “People are dressed as giant five-foot plates, forks, and knives. We have two seven- or eight-foot-tall whisks,” director Kevin Ryan...

Set designer Lisa Pegnato on painting ‘Red’

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When you're an actor portraying a real person, you do your research, and to some extent — to a considerable extent if you're a Method actor — try to inhabit that person's world. For Lisa...

Puppet theater inspires imagination in kids young and old

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Marsha Winsryg and a crew of talented, inspired puppeteers have been turning the upstairs stage of the Grange Hall in West Tisbury into an enchanted puppet theater this summer. Two Monday morning double features during...

Shakespeare for the Masses honored

Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are honoring Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy, adaptors and directors of Shakespeare for the Masses, as outstanding local writers. According to a press release, past honorees have included...

‘Occupied Territories’ bridges the gap between veterans and civilians

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It was 1969, and Steve Maxner was in a concrete bunker in Vietnam, witnessing his daughter’s birth for the first time on videotape. Less than 300 yards away, helicopters were circling Vietnamese troops, raining...

Broadway musical sings and spells fun at the PAC

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Audiences love scary stories, and what on this doggone planet is scarier than spelling bees? On one hand, you have a microphone thrust in your face — public speaking being America’s No. 1 phobia...

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a romping rom-com at the Tisbury Amphitheater

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For his comedies, William Shakespeare must have had a checklist close by: Mistaken identity: check! An evil bastard (literally a bastard): check! A bunch of witty wordplay: check! Manipulation of lovers’ affections: check! Fear of cuckoldry: check! And, most important,...

Women and Will: Female trio combine forces for Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

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Imagine yourself in the Tisbury Amphitheatre on a summer afternoon. On the earthen stage before you, a comedy unfolds. As is common in Shakespeare, this one is marked by a woman disguised as a...

‘Crumbs From the Table of Joy’ hits the stage at the Vineyard Playhouse

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The best plays are about families falling apart. One could call it dysfunction, but that sounds a tad dry. “Crumbs From the Table of Joy,” by Pulitzer prizewinning playwright Lynn Nottage, which premiered in...

Having a ‘High Time’ at the M.V. Playhouse season opener

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The latest offering from the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse finds Timothy Leary in a living room lab, with a tray of sugar cubes soaked in LSD for his day’s volunteers: the poet Allen Ginsberg; American...

‘Will Power’: The Edgartown library celebrates Shakespeare

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The new Edgartown library will kick off its adult programming schedule with a tribute to the bard this week. “Will Power,” a weeklong series of Shakespeare-related events, will include film and opera screenings, a...

View four nights of one-acts at the Katharine Cornell

The Island Theater Workshop will revive their One Act Play Festival this Thursday through Sunday, April 14 through 17, at 7:30 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. The one-acts include “Dating...

Lots of laughs at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

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As we progress into the month of April, the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse’s winter season of events will draw to a close, but there’s still time to catch some exciting programming. This weekend, Shakespeare for...

Newton Nomadic theater troupe brings ‘Molly Sweeney’ to the Vineyard

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Updated 8:30 am, March 11: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported the showtime. The play begins at 5:30 pm. A traveling theater troupe is coming to the Island. This Sunday at the Vineyard...

The 1920s roar onto the PAC stage with ‘Chicago: The Musical’

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Catch Chicago this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Performing Arts Center.

One man, three performances: ‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to Katharine Cornell

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A special one-man production of “A Christmas Carol,” starring Neil McGarry of the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, will come to the Katharine Cornell Theatre for three performances on Dec. 11 and 12. Mr. McGarry founded...

A Wicked winter ahead at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

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A bit of laughter and feel-good entertainment was much appreciated last Saturday night by an audience just absorbing the shock of Friday's news from Paris. The Wicked Good Musical Revue at the Martha's Vineyard...

Another Vineyard play opens in New York

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A new musical that was originally developed at Edgartown’s Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) opened recently at an Off-Broadway theater in New York City. “Invisible Thread” blends African beats and a world pop score in telling...

Southern Gothic and Shakespearean drag at ITW’s One-Act Festival

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Two elderly Southern sisters have spent the lion’s share of their adult lives in a trailer together. What happens when, on a mad, senility-tinged whim, Marjorie (Marcia Draper) grabs the purse of Belinda (Felicity...