Next weekend Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse opens its second play of the summer season: Search: Paul Clayton. The world premiere opens with previews on July 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., followed by performances July 19 and running Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday through August 9. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

The musical play is a true story of one of Bob Dylan’s early musical mentors, Paul Clayton of New Bedford. Paul taught Bob the tricks of the trade, while falling helplessly in love with him. The playhouse is at 24 Church street in Vineyard Haven.

For ticket information, visit or call 508-696-6300.