Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Theater

Catch ‘Act One’ on PBS

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If you missed James Lapine's play “Act One” during its run at New York City's Lincoln Center last year, or when it was staged as a reading at the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) in...

‘Cornucopia’ is Wicked Good

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This Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 pm, the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse will present “Cornucopia” as part of its Wicked Good Musical Revue series on the Patricia Neal Stage. The show...

Shakespeare for the Masses turns Tragedy to Comedy

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The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse presented a rendition of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" last weekend as part of their "Shakespeare for the Masses" series, which condenses Shakespearian works into short, comical acts. The stage reading was...

‘Visitors’ knocks at the door of the Vineyard Playhouse

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What happens when a person bids farewell to her mind, and her loved ones take leave of her as they’ve known her? In prizewinning U.K. playwright Barney Norris’s “Visitors,” now playing at the Martha’s...

Two one-act plays come to ArtSpace Studios

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A new performance venue has been added to the Vineyard arts scene. ArtSpace Studios on State Road in West Tisbury has been hosting poetry readings since the cooperative art gallery's inception in 2014. This...

‘Flying Over Sunset’ lifts off at the Vineyard Arts Project

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Answer: They all took the new, experimental, not-yet-illegal drug LSD to help them with problems of a psychiatric nature. For movie star Cary Grant (1904–86), he had yet to come to terms with a hideous...

Between heaven and earthly delights

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Celibacy. What good is it? Clearly it has spiritual benefits, as a means to channel the seeker’s passion into connection with the divine (Freud would have put it that way). But generally it’s on...

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

“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...

‘Flying Over Sunset’ comes to Vineyard Arts Project

On Thursday, August 27, at 7 pm, the second performance of the musical “Flying Over Sunset” will take the stage of the Vineyard Arts Project in Edgartown. The nonprofit performing arts residency center has hosted...

Island Theatre Workshop creates its own Broadway with ‘The King and I’

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It’s an extraordinary production of “The King and I” that Island Theatre Workshop (ITW) is currently mounting at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s Performing Arts Center. The backdrops alone, rising and falling —...

Tribal rock musical “Hair” takes the stage at the Performing Arts Center

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If you don’t read those words, you SING them, then you came of age in the late Sixties, and quite possibly you went the whole hog — leather vests over naked chests, love beads...

Shakespeare buffoonery en plein air

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Is it a well-kept secret or knavishly common knowledge that attending plays — in particular Shakespeare — in the Tisbury Amphitheater above the Tashmoo Overlook is one of the purest delights of a Vineyard...

‘77%’ gives 100 percent value

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As you leave the theater after watching “77%” by Rinne Groff, directed by Claudia Weill, the third offering of the Vineyard Playhouse summer season, you’ll have that itchy feeling you’ve experienced before when you’ve...

Comic opera ‘Impresario Now!’ prepares for a wild time at Featherstone

Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater returns next weekend with “Impresario Now!” opening on July 31 and continuing through August 2. Billed as “90% Theater, 90% Musicale, Very Mozart Most of the Time,” the 70-minute...

Susan Klein reminisces about the Oak Bluffs Campground, and gets by with a little...

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Considering the sheer size of the Oak Bluffs Campground's open-air Tabernacle, with seating for close to 2,000, there's something very intimate about the experience of attending a performance there. Perhaps it's the 180-year-old structure's history...

‘A Walk in the [Very Scary] Woods’ at the M.V. Playhouse: An old and...

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This is a play you’ll want to see with a few of your smartest and funniest friends. Since they’re smart, they probably have a grasp of recent history, “recent” in this case defined as...

From off-Broadway to off Main Street: The Vineyard Arts Project brings New York theater...

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For the past five years, the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) on Upper Main Street, Edgartown, has been a nurturing ground for some of the country's most exciting new theater work. Although the facility, set...

Radical puppetry returns: Bread and Puppet Theater tours the Island

Bread and Puppet Theater arrived back on Martha’s Vineyard last week for four rousing performances of brass band music and radical puppetry, courtesy of Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth of Film-Truth Productions. The theater company...

What happens when your new friend wants to kill you

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It started with a supremely odd New York Times article, as Arnie Reisman, writer, Martha’s Vineyard poet laureate, and humorist describes the genesis of his new play, Not Constantinople, opening next week at the...

Having fun with history

The Women in History through Theatre program has just completed its fifth year at the Tisbury School and the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School. The program, which makes history fun through reenactments, is taught...