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‘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

“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...

Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Juliet, Juliet

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’

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’

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

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...

Monday Night Movies, and more, return to the Vineyard Playhouse

There's a lot going on at the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse these days. While the summer season of theater ended on Oct. 8, the playhouse is once again keeping its doors open all winter with...

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

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...

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’

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’

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

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

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

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

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’

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...

Dan Sharkovitz dissects the meat of ‘Hamlet’ at ‘Islanders Read’ event

“Hamlet” begins with a question: Who’s there? That’s just the start of the play’s enigmatic nature, which has been intriguing and confounding audiences since the 17th century. In his upcoming “Islanders Read the Classics”...