On Stage: Playhouse Hosts Spring Festival of Short Works
Julia Rappaport

About a week ago, Trudy Russell was sitting at her Olivetti Lettera
25 typewriter with her morning cup of coffee when the phone rang. The
woman on the other line introduced herself as M.J. Munafo and told Mrs.
Russell that her play, Closure, had been selected for the Vineyard
Playhouse spring festival, Island Interludes.

Mrs. Russell had no idea what she was talking about.

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Playhouse Begins Capital Campaign To Continue Restoration of Theatre
Jonah Lipsky

The Vineyard Playhouse hopes to raise $1 million this summer in the first phase of a $5 million capital campaign that encompasses the renovation, restoration and expansion of the historic theatre on Church street in Vineyard Haven.

The restoration already has begun. With Community Preservation Act funds and private donations, the playhouse has installed new wood clapboard siding and windows on three sides of the building, and a new fire-safety sprinkler system.

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Vineyard Playhouse Shows Variety

The Vineyard Playhouse gets going this weekend with three very different performances, at three very different locations, too.

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Vineyard Playhouse Still Hopping

The Vineyard Playhouse may be under construction this summer, but that isn’t stopping them from putting on plenty of shows. First up are their Monday Night Specials, beginning June 25 and continuing throughout the summer. This year the shows are being held at the Hebrew Center, 130 Center street, Vineyard Haven.

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