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“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 —...

A night with Charlie Nadler

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Island-grown comedian Charlie Nadler will headline “Charlie Nadler and Friends,” a four-part comedy night on Saturday, August 22, at Alex's Place at the Martha's Vineyard YMCA. Mr. Nadler will be preceded at the mic by...

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...

Honoring W.B. Yeats at the Katharine Cornell Theatre

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Updated May 7 at 2 pm As is the case with Byron and Hemingway, the life and times of Irish poet William Butler Yeats were nearly as bold as his work. In brief: He was...

A potpourri of plays at the Katharine Cornell Theatre

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Island Theater Workshop knocks out a fun new mix of one-acts

‘Twelve Angry Jurors’ takes the stage

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The Peter H. Luce Playreaders bring courtroom drama to the Vineyard Playhouse.

“Now is the winter of our discontent …”

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“... Made glorious summer” by Shakespeare for the Masses

Propelled by volunteers, ‘Peter Pan’ soared

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Between August 16 and 24, Island Theatre Workshop (ITW) presented Peter Pan at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s Performing Arts Center. Featuring its ever-youthful namesake, along with other well-known characters created by Scottish playwright...

The same, but different: Two theater readings at M.V. Playhouse

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The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse winds up its season of Monday Night Specials (play readings featuring professional actors) with two new works. On Monday, Sept. 1, the Playhouse presents a comedy/drama by Avram Ludwig, movie...
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