Professional Nonprofit Theater on Martha's Vineyard
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Patricia Neal Stage

Not Constantinople

A premiere of a new comedy by Arnie Reisman
Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo


Stage Manager: Christine Lomaka

Resident Lighting Designer: Jeffrey L. Salzberg
Resident Set Designer: Mac Young
Resident Sound Designer: Carl Gosselin
Resident Costume Designer: Cynthia Bermudes
Fight Choreographer: Scott Barrow
An elderly couple settles into the Witness Protection Program in a gated community in Boca Raton. The husband unwittingly befriends a hit man with a contract on him. But when the husband develops Alzheimer's, the hit man develops a conscience: why kill a guy who won't even know his own name soon?
Time to send another hit man - a woman with an MBA.
Yes, this is a dark comedy.

Arnie Reisman

Arnie Reisman

Arnie Reisman lives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his wife, former television consumer reporter and executive coach, Paula Lyons. In October 2014 he was named Martha’s Vineyard Poet Laureate for a two-year term. He is a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society and the Cleaveland House Poets. He is also a columnist for the Vineyard Gazette, a playwright, a filmmaker and a radio performer. Since the radio program’s debut in 1996, along with his wife, he has been a regular panelist on the weekly NPR comedy quiz show, Says You! Among his film credits are Hollywood On Trial (the Blacklist era), which received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary, The Other Side of the Moon (Apollo astronaut program), which he co-produced for PBS with Mickey Lemle, and The Powder & the Glory (the Helena Rubinstein-Elizabeth Arden business rivalry), which he co-produced for PBS with Ann Carol Grossman. A theatrical musical based on this film is now being developed.

Jenny Allen (Gloria)

Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Deb Margolin's TURQUOISE (Dixon Place) and Nora and Delia Ephron's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE (Westside Arts). Her one-woman show, I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER, directed by James Lapine and Darren Katz, was first performed at the Playhouse, then at New York Theatre Workshop, where it was extended three times and won the Gilda's Club IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING award. She continues to perform the show around the country. Ms. Allen is also a humor writer for the New Yorker and other publications. www.jennyallenwrites.com

Ken Baltin* (Lee)

Ken has been performing on Boston area stages for the past 30 years. He’s performed at the Vineyard Playhouse on several occasions: as Nils Bohr in Copenhagen in 2007, and as Ben Hecht in The Screenwriter’s Daughter in 2012, as well as in numerous staged readings. Most recent theatre credits of note include Death of a Salesman (Lyric Stage), Simon Says (BCA-Plaza Theatre), Operation Epsilon (Nora Theatre), The Kite Runner (New Repertory), Romeo and Juliet (Actors Shakespeare Project), The Sussman Variations and Deported: A Dream Play (Boston Playwrights). Ken is on the acting faculty at The Boston Conservatory, where he recently directed Little Murders by Jules Feiffer.

Brianne Beatrice (Stacey)

Brianne received her BFA in Acting from Salem State University and her MFA in Acting at The Pennsylvania State University. Beatrice is a Professor of Acting and Communication at both Salem State University and Northern Essex Community College. Beatrice has a traveling ‘Master Meisner Acting workshop’ and has directed many productions at both Universities as well as The Marblehead Little Theater. She also teaches ‘Acting for Film’ at the Calderwood Pavilion with Actors Workshop Boston. Recent stage credits include: Simon Says, Annie (Little Sears Productions) North Shore Fish, Ruthie (Gloucester Stage) Almost Maine, Various roles; Rumors, Cassie (Callan Studio Theater) Dinner With Friends, Beth; Kimberly Akimbo, Debra; Sight Unseen, Grete (New Century Theater) Footloose, Ethel; A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the forum, Domina; Last of the red hot lovers, Elaine (SSU Summer Theater) Five women wearing the same dress, Mindy; Cloud Nine, Joshua/Kathy; Propaganda, Elizabeth; Loves and hours, Rebecca; The Afghan Women, Malalia; Escape from Happiness, Elizabeth; Much Ado About Nothing, Hero (Pennsylvania Center Stage). Beatrice can bee seen this July and August in New Century Theaters production of Mr.Burns a Post Electric Play.

Damian Buzzerio* (Paul)

Regional Credits: Playhouse on Park: Robert (PROOF), Herr Schultz (CABARET); Elm Shakespeare: Antiochus/Bolt (PERICLES), Cassius (JULIUS CAESAR); Florida Studio Theatre: Don Fermin (BOLEROS), Shakespeare Theater of NJ: Claudius (ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN), Gremio/Vincentio (SHREW), Des Moines Playhouse: File (RAINMAKER), Mill Mountain: Borachio (MUCH ADO), Pap Finn (BIG RIVER), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: Antonio (TWELFTH NIGHT), Lord Montague (ROMEO & JULIET), Rivers (RICHARD III), Northern Stage: Mushnik (LITTLE SHOP), Herr Schultz (CABARET), Weathervane Playhouse: Fredrik (NIGHT MUSIC), The Human Race: Alonso (TEMPEST), La Comedia: Ismay (TITANIC).

Christopher Carrick* (Jack)

Christopher is happily returning to the stage and the Island (his childhood home) after a lengthy hiatus from both. Previously he performed in New York City and Los Angeles for over a decade. Christopher is glad to finally be working at Martha's Vineyard Playhouse and dedicates this performance to his late mother Carol - a loyal fan and usher.

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