Oak Bluffs School Rubs the Lamp

Oak Bluffs School Rubs the Lamp

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Immigrant Voices Travel from Island to Harvard

Nightmares and Dreams: Immigrant Voices is a short play written and performed by a group of 5 to 12 Vineyardwomen from six different Latin American countries: Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Uruguay. The play was created in an adult education conversational English class using theater exercises, music, and literature as creative and effective learning tools.

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Off to See the Wizard (In Edgartown)

The Edgartown School presents the classic musical play The Wizard of Oz on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.

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My Kingdom for a Sock Puppet: Antony and Cleopatra

There are few plays in history that attempt as much spectacle on stage as Antony and Cleopatra, a romantic tragedy of war, lust, politics, lust, betrayal and lust. “This script is frequently quite over-the-top, and the lead characters so histrionic about their feelings for each other that it borders on farce,” explains Nicole Galland, who is cocreator with Chelsea McCarthy of Shakespeare for the Masses, an off-season project produced by the Vineyard Playhouse to make Shakespeare’s plays accessible, fun and affordable (as a matter of fact, it’s free).

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Three Short Plays Are Long on Island Talent on Script and Stage
Holly Nadler

Once and for all can the question be answered: Can we go home again? Playwrights from Chekhov to Wilder have renewed the debate and, of course, the answer will always have to be Maybe, depending on the place and who was — and may still be — in it.

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Small Town Deals With Hate: Showing on Stages Worldwide
Lauren Martin

In the small town where he lived, there is no memorial to Matthew Shepard. The fence post where he, an openly gay man of 21, hung dying for some 18 hours, tied up after being pistol-whipped, has been torn down. The bar from which he was lured to his murder is gone.

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From the Page to the Stage, the Pick of the Crop

From the Page to the Stage, the Pick of the Crop

Three original plays, penned by Islanders Taffy McCarthy, John Ortman and Peter Palches, will move from the page to the stage for two weekends in a row at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven in an Island Theatre Workshop presentation called Pick of the Crop.

Longtime Island Theatre Workshop artistic director Lee Fierro directs Peter Palches’ Sam Meets Maria, or Still Here, which features Island actors Niki Patton and George Ricci.

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Bringing the Bard to Today’s Groundlings
Holly Nadler

T here is probably not a soul — not even an Oxford don who’s written his umpteenth thesis on King Lear — who takes Shakespeare so seriously that he can’t enjoy a little fooling around with the canon. Nothing is sacred when it comes to Shakespeare, even though hordes in every generation of theatregoers since the bard lived and wrote (up until he died in 1616) have pretty fairly worshipped him.

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IMP Expands Offerings; Class Registration Open

IMP now offers classes and performance opportunities for all types of young actors. Whether they like to play with a script or without, actors ages 7 to 18 are invited to become a part of IMP’s company.

Actors who love to work with scripts can check out the new class Let’s Put on a Show! which will produce a new version of Bears Beware, Goldilocks Is in Your Town.

Actors who like the freedom of no scripts are a good fit for the Story Theater Touring Ensemble and/or IMP improv classes.

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The Fabulists Perform New Show at Tashmoo Overlook

The Fabulists: Theater for Children will extend the summer season one extra week to present a new show, Sally Jean, The Bicycle Queen, on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Tisbury Amphitheatre at the Tashmoo Overlook on State Road in Vineyard Haven.

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