Reading Stands Up for Gay Marriage
Holly Nadler

This coming Monday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m., the Vineyard Playhouse will present a staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. And they will not be alone. At the same time there will be simultaneous readings of the play worldwide.

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Reading Stands Up for Gay Marriage
Holly Nadler

This coming Monday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m., the Vineyard Playhouse will present a staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. And they will not be alone. At the same time there will be simultaneous readings of the play worldwide.

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Masterpiece of Slow Torture Creeps Skillfully From the Page to Stage
Holly Nadler

The late great star of the stage, Katharine Cornell, who lies buried behind the theatre she bequeathed to the town of Tisbury, would approve of the choice of The Turn of the Screw for the Island Theatre Workshop’s Halloween presentation.

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Edgartown School Play

Edgartown School Play

Mark the calendars, the Edgartown school play takes place next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m.

This year’s production is called Bluebeard and is billed as a spooky musical tale. Bluebeard is based on a cautionary tale involving sisters Mary Stephanie and Mary Elizabeth and their search for the man of their dreams. Of course, when trying to follow a dream, it is not uncommon for nightmares to infiltrate the landscape. The show visits both the humorous and haunting sides of this journey.

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Raising the Bar on Levity Rocks American Dream

The American Dream can conjure up many images. Something to aspire to, something that excludes, something that is as prevalent as ever or something outdated and no longer even available to anyone. In any case, it is a particular American phrase and way of life and something most everyone has an opinion about. The problem arises when discussing the topic with family or friends; like anything leaning toward the political, it can get a bit too hot to handle.

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Henry James Digs into Your Psyche

Henry James Digs into Your Psyche

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Short Plays Showcase Diversity of Talent
Holly Nadler

Short plays, like short stories, have never caught on with the popular culture to the extent to which they so richly deserve. And yet they offer such a better return, really, for the public’s entertainment dollar. More stories, more sets of characters, more writers, directors and all of the other creative elements that go into live theatre for the same single ticket price.

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One Way Ticket, Yeah

One Way Ticket, Yeah

On Oct. 23 the Beatles are coming to the Vineyard. And you thought their debut at Shea Stadium was monumental.

For those worried, or excited, about ghostly visages, the folks playing the music will not be the Fab Four but rather local Island musicians who call themselves the Daytrippers. But close your eyes and it may truly be John, George, Paul and Ringo you hear.

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Playhouse Fall Season

Playhouse Fall Season

The Vineyard Playhouse is starting up its fall season this weekend with a series of short plays entitled Hot Tickets.

On Saturday and Sunday, both nights at 7:30 p.m., the evening will feature The Graduation of Grace by Wendy Kesselman, The Last Appointment by Madge Kaplan, and Slow Train Coming by Maureen Hourihan. The following weekend the plays will be Maker’s Mark by Alexandra Bullen The Lovers by Marisa Michelson and Joshua H. Cohen.

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John Barrymore Lives

John Barrymore Lives

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the Tisbury Senior Center will present at 1:30 p.m. a program entitled Barrymore: The Life and Times of the Bad Boy Actor, John Barrymore. There is no charge for this event

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