Professional Nonprofit Theater on Martha's Vineyard
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Patricia Neal Stage
A life-long love story set in rural England.

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A new play by Barney Norris
Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo
Stage Manager: Christine Lomaka
Lighting Design: Jeffrey E. Salzberg
Scenic Design: Lisa Pegnato
Sound & Projection Design: Petra Lent McCarron
Costume Design: Cynthia Bermudes
Featuring Charlotte Booker, David Bennett Stephens, Ella Dershowitz & Ryan Winkles

Barney Norris (Playwright)

Barney is a critically acclaimed playwright, poet and author. For his debut full-length play VISITORS, which ran in London at the Arcola before transferring to the Bush in November 2014, he won the Critics Circle Award 2014 for Most Promising Playwright. He was also shortlisted for the prestigious Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Most Promising Playwright, the Writers Guild of Great Britain 2014 award for Best Play and the Best New Play Award at the Off West End Theatre Awards 2014. VISITORS received rave star reviews in publications such as the Guardian, The Times, the Telegraph and the New York Times. His first non-fiction book Bodies Gone: The Theatre of Peter Gill was published by Seren in February 2014, and his first book of poetry, Falling, was published by Playdead Press. He is the co-artistic director of the theatre company Up in Arms, and from the autumn of 2015 will be the Martin Esslin Playwright in Residence at Keble College, Oxford. He has a BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford and an MA (Hons) from Royal Holloway, University of London. He is currently working on his first novel.

Charlotte Booker (Edie)

NY Theatre: BORN YESTERDAY on Broadway (both revivals), LEAVE ME GREEN, TAKE ME BACK, TEN CHIMNEYS, FIVE GENOCIDES, DEATHBED, FUGUE, PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, etc. Regional: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Cincinnati Playhouse), SOMETHING INTANGIBLE (Gulfshore Playhouse), LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS (Theatreworks, Capital Rep), DUSTY AND THE BIG BAD WORLD (Denver Center), VILLA AMERICA (Williamstown), CLEAN HOUSE (Denver Center), OUR TOWN (Hartford Stage, Alley Theatre), STEEL MAGNOLIAS (PaperMill Playhouse, Alley Theatre), and many more, all over the place. TV: The Gaffigan Show, Power, Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order, CI, Third Watch, Newsradio, Third Rock, Married With Children, Drew Carey, Hi Honey, I’m Home (series) and more. Film: Inside Llewyn Davis, Brazzaville Teenager, Love and Support, Stuart Bliss, Miriam. Northwestern University, BS in Performance Studies.

David PB Stephens (Arthur)

David PB Stephens is a graduate of Denison University, Granville, Ohio, with a B.A. in History and Religious Studies. He was a member of the Acting Company at Trinity Rep, Providence, RI from 1982 to 1989, where, among others, he was directed by Adrian Hall, David Wheeler, and Richard Jenkins. Other regional theatre credits include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the American Repertory Theatre, Charlotte Rep, and Yale Rep. Mr. Stephens performs a one-man recitation of Stephen Vincent Benét’s THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER.

Ella Dershowitz (Kate)

So happy to be back at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse! Playhouse: THE SCREENWRITER’S DAUGHTER, and Monday Night Specials: BACK THE NIGHT, WILD NIGHTS!, EXPOSED, THE SECOND GIRL. Off-Broadway/NYC: INTIMACY (The New Group), CARD AND GIFT (Clubbed Thumb), FATHER-LAND (Voyage Theater), A SPLINTERED SOUL. Regional: 4,000 MILES (Hudson Stage), TWELFTH NIGHT (Payomet/Provincetown Playhouse). TV/Film: Phil Spector (HBO), Lie to Me (Fox), Knife Fight, Two-Bit Waltz. Upcoming Film: Pitching Tents, I Am Michael, Addiction: A 60’s Love Story. Training: Yale University and LAMDA.

Ryan Winkles (Stephen)

Ryan is excited to be making his debut at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. He has been a company member at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA for the past ten years where highlights include HENRY V (Henry V), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Clarence), KING LEAR (Edgar), THE TEMPEST (Ferdinand),THE LEARNED LADIES (Trissotin), SANTALAND DIARIES (Crumpet), THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Sir Henry), THE WINTER’S TALE (Florizel), TWELFTH NIGHT (Sir Andrew), OTHELLO (Roderigo), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Flute). Other theatres: Ark Theatre Company, Madison Rep, WAM Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Outcast Café Theatrix

Click here to read and article written by the playwright, Barney Norris, about his inspiration for the play.

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