Island of Women

An Island of Women, an original musical, looks at life on the Vineyard between 1850 and 1852 when much of the male population was off whaling. It was created by Island historian and director E. St. John Villard. It’s music was composed by retired Methodist minister of music Phil Dietterich, who is well know to Vineyard audiences for his original compositions for many local groups, as well as his work for the Scottish Society.

The show is going on the road during the month of June with an opening night at The Yard in Chilmark on Thursday, June 11, to benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Evening performances continue there June 12 and 13, as well as a matinee on Sunday, June 14. The Sailing Camp Park in Oak Bluffs is the second stop, where evening performances will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, June 17 and 18. The third and final venue for the itinerant performers will be at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. Evenings performances will take place from Thursday, June 25 through Saturday, June 27. A matinee performance will complete the run on Sunday, June 28. All evening performances start at 7:30, and matinees start at 3 p.m.

Tickets $20 for the opening night benefit, and $15 thereafter. A special family rate of $40 includes two adults and unlimited children.