For an actor the itch to do live theatre is always there. But the pandemic put scratching that itch in the dustbin — for two years in many cases, including at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School.

This year, theatre director Heather Capece was excited to finally make plans for the school’s annual spring show, but her students didn’t want to wait that long. They had waited too long already.

“My seniors came to me and said we want to have a drama club and we want to do a play and we want to do it soon.”

A seasoned director who looked around and saw a seasoned and eager cast, Ms. Capece said yes and let the students lead the way.

“They picked the play, they picked the parts, I let them own it,” she said.

And the result? Game of Tiaras, a comedy/tragedy with echoes of Shakespeare meets Game of Thrones, meets Monty Python, meets the Brothers Grimm.

“It’s for all ages,” Ms. Capece said. “But because it’s Shakespeare people do die.”

The performances take place this Saturday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., outside at the Tisbury Amphitheater. It’s a one-act play written by Don Zolidis, with a running time of about 45 minutes. It has also been created quickly, without the normal lead time a play put on in the spring would have. Creating costumes turned into a trip to the past.

“Keeping boxes of old costumes from other performances really came in handy,” Ms. Capece said. “The show is in some ways an ode to the costume.”

Swords from The Hobbit done several years ago were resurrected, as was a Snow White costume, only now the actors are older and taller.

“I cut out the back and made it bigger by adding ribbons,” Ms. Capece said.

“The students have missed so much,” she added. “It is so sweet to see them working together and encouraging each other.”

Tickets are $10, available at the charter school this week or at the show on Saturday.