Professional Nonprofit Theater on Martha's Vineyard
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Ghost Light Reflections

April 10, 2020

Dear Playhouse Family, Friends and Supporters,

Sadly, but wisely, at our board meeting this past Monday, we decided to keep the Playhouse closed until it is safe on all fronts. This means for the first time in 38 years, there will be no summer season on our stage, no art exhibits in our gallery, no children’s camp, no outdoor Shakespeare. We issued a public announcement on April 9.

In this time of Covid-19, social distancing and uncertainty, the Board of Directors of Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse and Artistic & Executive Director, MJ Bruder Munafo, have decided to cancel our 2020 summer season. Living through the new normal, we are instead exploring ways to entertain, educate and inspire through creative ideas online. The Playhouse as a community resource has a history of resilience. We intend, once this island has been given the “all-clear” signal, to resume our live productions, musical revues, poetry, art exhibits, movies, our children’s camp and programs, and a multitude of dramatic activities and special events. In the meantime, please consider your health, our health and the health of our wonderful island the utmost priority. You are in our hearts, we miss seeing you at the theater and we hope to be there for you when the danger is passed and it is safe to gather once again. 

Such surreal and unprecedented times!  Many hard decisions are being made by theaters and artists and boards everywhere in the world. None of us know when we will be able to go “live” again. It’s a day at a time right now as the situation evolves. I pray that you and your families and theater families are well. We are in this together.

Our ghost light burns bright on our Patricia Neal Stage until the show can go on again. Stay safe, stay healthy, embrace the arts!

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