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

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...

A conversation with Paula Poundstone

On Friday, July 1, the Martha’s Vineyard Summer Concert Series will present comedian Paula Poundstone at Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church. Much has been written about Ms. Poundstone’s comedic brilliance. “Today she is considered one...

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

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...

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

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

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’

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

Year in Review: Performance

Award winning plays and playwrights complemented local productions for a dazzling year of performance arts

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

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...

IMPosters in the building

The teenage improv troupe the IMPosters will kick off its winter season with a two-act show at Alex's Place on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 8 pm. The first act will consist of short-form improvised...

A Wicked winter ahead at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

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

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

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...

Catch ‘Act One’ on PBS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...