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Fish Tales

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby
Hosted by Janet Messineo with Karen Kukolich, Bert Fischer, David Tilton, and Lynne Silva.

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Dine to Donate at Offshore Ale

Offshore Ale Company

Come to Offshore Ale in Oak Bluffs for a one day only Dine to Donate event benefiting Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse!


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Demo and Dine! Sold Out!

Martha's Vineyard Playhouse

A great way to lift yourself out of the February doldrums by learning how to make some delicious foods. At each of four demo stations you'll see how to prepare hearty soups, manicotti. stuffed breads, and dessert, and then sit down with your fellow foodies to enjoy the end results with a glass of wine!


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Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony

Patricia Neal Stage

MV Playhouse & 88.7 fm mvyradio present a special concert:

Jennifer Kimball and friends performing a beautifully eclectic mix of sacred and secular music, inspiring a reinvention of the holiday experience; one where minor keys are just as familiar as major and the season's darkness as deep as its festive lights are welcoming.

Featuring Roze Polenzani, Jennifer Kimball, Deni Hlavinka, Hannah Read, Valerie Thompson and Mariel Vandersteel

After listening to selections from the 2015 Concert,


We're sure you'll agree this performance is not to be missed!

Net Proceeds Benefit Martha's Vineyard Playhouse and Friends of mvyradio.org


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Jenny’s Drama Salon

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Playwright, actress and humor writer, Jenny Allen, hosts a monthly drama salon, featuring casual dramatic readings, interesting guests, stimulating conversation and great brownies – all in the Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby.

Lively talk, homemade brownies, coffee and tea. $10, cash only at the door.


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Jenny’s Drama Salon

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Jenny's Drama Salon: Playwright, actress and humor writer, Jenny Allen, hosts a monthly drama salon, featuring casual dramatic readings, interesting guests, stimulating conversation and great brownies – all in the Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby.

Just in time for the holidays!
"Please Pass the Salt--and Don't Forget to Rub It In: Disastrous Dinners in American Theater"
We'll be reading short scenes, both hilarious and hair-raising, and asking the question, Why can't families in American plays get through a meal without a meltdown? Lively talk, homemade brownies, coffee and tea. $10, cash only at the door.


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SOLD OUT! Taste Some of the Best Wines from Tuscany!

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby
SOLD OUT
Led by Jack Korpi, Certified Specialist of Wine

Tuscany, along with Piedmont, is one of Italy’s most important wine regions. Gorgeous scenery and cultural attractions are what first draw visitors to Tuscany. But when those visitors experience Tuscan wines, many return to explore the region’s magnificent vinous offerings. For this tasting we will focus on wines made from sangiovese in in Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Chianti Classico. While they all share the same grape variety, each region’s soils and climate ensure its wines express a unique personality.


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Jenny’s Drama Salon

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

New! Jenny's Drama Salon: Playwright, actress and humor writer, Jenny Allen, hosts a monthly drama salon, featuring casual dramatic readings, interesting guests, stimulating conversation and great brownies – all in the Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby.

For her October salon, please join Jenny for spooky storytelling with special guest Holly Nadler, author of "Haunted Island", along with readings from three under-10-minute plays based on Edgar Allen Poe stories. Come if you dare! $10 at the door includes coffee or tea and Halloween treats!


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Sold Out – Chardonnay from around the World

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby
A wine tasting and food pairing spring fundraiser for the Playhouse

Led by Jack Korpi, Certified Specialist of Wine

We'll be tasting five Chardonnays from California, France, Australia and Argentina. If you already love Chardonnay, this tasting will enable you to possibly find your new favorite. And if it's been awhile since you gave Chardonnay a try, here's a great opportunity to renew your acquaintance.


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Reconciliation: Songs of Peace & Protest

Patricia Neal Stage

A concert of uplifting music and song from various countries, performed by a trio of former Berklee College of Music students and graduates. Jason Sibi-Okumu is a singer-songwriter from Kenya. Sagit Zilberman majored in saxophone performance and jazz; she is Israeli and her work is infused with the sounds and spirit of her home country. Allegra Cramer is an Australian-bred singer-songwriter,who studied harp performance. All have toured internationally.

General admission tickets available at the door only, cash or check, $15


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MV Playhouse hosts the Peter H. Luce Play Readers

Patricia Neal Stage
Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP

For 15 years the Peter H. Luce Play Readers have been meeting every Wednesday at the Vineyard Haven Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon to read plays of every era and of every genre, from Shakespeare to Shaw, Neil Simon to Ibsen and Albee. And then on rare occasions the group goes public and invites a crowd to come hear them read.

No advance reservations. General Seating. Donations Gratefully Accepted.


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Farewell ’16 – A Jazz Cabaret with Anna Yukevich, vocals and Jeremy Berlin, piano

Location moved from Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby to upstairs on the Patricia Neal Stage!

DUE TO THE LARGE VOLUME OF PRE-SOLD TICKETS, THE CABARET HAS BEEN MOVED UPSTAIRS TO OUR PATRICIA NEAL STAGE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SEATS!


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Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony

Patricia Neal Stage

Presented in association with mvyradio.org

Jennifer Kimball and friends perform a beautifully eclectic mix of sacred and secular music inspiring a reinvention of the holiday experience; one where the minor keys are just as familiar as major and the season's darkness as deep as its festive lights are welcoming.


After listening to selections from the 2015 Concert,


We're sure you'll agree this performance is not to be missed!

Tickets $30 Adults / $25 Seniors & Students


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Berklee College of Music – African Club

Patricia Neal Stage
Blurring Borders - A Special Concert of African Music

The African Club at Berklee promotes the richness and diversity of African music - a potpourri of rhythms and melody that remain, largely, unknown. The concert will highlight the music of East and West Africa and Southern Africa. Audience members will be encouraged to participate and sing-a-long.


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The Spectacular “Floor Show” Jazz Cabaret

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Anna Yukevich & Jeremy Berlin

A fund raiser to help cover the cost of refinishing the Patricia Neal Stage floor.


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The Plays of Jon Lipsky: Book Release

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

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“Introducing” AMY FAIRCHILD

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

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SUZZANNE DOUGLAS: AN EVENING OF JAZZ

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A Taste of JFK, Malcolm and Adam

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

A reading of Wallace Bullock's new play
A TASTE OF JFK, MALCOLM AND ADAM


Script written, adapted and performed by Wallace Bullock

 
Well known as a lifeguard from the Oak Bluffs town beach in the 1980's, lifelong summer resident Wallace Bullock is writer, actor and educator.
In addition to performing with The Vineyard Playhouse company at the amphitheater more the two decades ago, Wallace has performed numerous original works at The House Tribes Theater in New York City and both the Bregamos Theater and Yale University's Peabody Museum in New Haven,CT.
JFK, MALCOLM AND ADAM was originally performed at The Sorbonne in Paris, France at the African-Americans in Europe Writers Conference.
As an educator Wallace taught English in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and New York City, until he was forced to retire due to a heart condition.
The recipient of a heart transplant in October of 2011, Wallace is now a tireless advocate for organ donation and community education.


Tickets are $10 at the door.
A portion of the proceeds from this reading will go to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Cardiac Transplantation Program.


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Coffee and…

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Brooke Adams

TV/Film Actress and Artist

Coffee, home-baked goods, and theater conversation with notable guests.

$10 donation at the door


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Coffee and…

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Robert Brustein


Coffee, home-baked goods, and theater conversation with notable guests.

Robert Sanford Brustein is an American theatrical critic, producer, playwright and educator. He founded the Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, and the American Repertory Theater and Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been the theatre critic for The New Republic since 1959, and occasionally writes on politics for The Huffington Post.

$10 donation at the door


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Coffee and…

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

F. Andrew Leslie

Former president of Dramatists Play Service in New York

F. Andrew Leslie was associated with the Dramatists Play Service for thirty years until retiring, as its president, in 1990. Before joining the Play Service Mr. Leslie was an artists representative with a major New York concert management company, an agent at the William Morris Agency, and a manager for actor/producer Maurice Evans.

Mr. Leslie and his wife now reside on the island of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts.


Coffee, home-baked goods, and theater conversation with notable guests.

$10 donation at the door


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Suzzanne Douglas

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby
Award winning actress and Broadway singer presents an Evening of Jazz

Accompanied by Eric Johnson on guitar and acoustic bass
and Jeremy Berlin on the piano

Tickets $50, proceeds to benefit the Playhouse


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Coffee and…

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Paula Lyons & Arnie Reisman



Coffee, home-baked goods, and theater conversation with notable guests.


Paula Lyons and Arnie Reisman, companions in words and companions for life, have been regular panelists on NPR's weekly comedy quiz show, SAYS YOU!, since the program debuted in 1996. They travel the country performing for dedicated fans. She spent 25 years as a television consumer reporter, five of those years on Good Morning America, and then became an executive coach. He spent an equal amount of time as a documentary producer, satirist, newspaper editor and columnist. He has just completed writing a full-length dark comedy for the stage.


$10 donation at the door


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Heartbeat

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

A reading of the new play HEARTBEAT by Georgia Morris

Heartbeat is a play about the thin lines between delusion and reality for three characters locked in a love triangle. Set in a rooming house on the Atlantic City fringe and a hideaway in the Pine Barrens, Ruby, her husband Will and a stranger named Caesar must make their fragile peace with a universe of their own creation.

Suggested donation $10 at the door


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Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Carol Rocamora
"Top Ten Trends in Theater Today"


Coffee, home-baked goods, and theater conversation with notable guests.

Dr. Carol Rocamora is an educator, playwright, biographer, translator, and critic. She serves on the faculty of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and also teaches in the MFA Theatre Program at Columbia. Her complete collected translations of Anton Chekhov's plays have been published by Smith & Kraus, and her new biography Anton Chekhov: A Life In Four Acts, came out this year.  She is a member of the Outer Critics Circle.

$10 at the door.


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The Importance of Being Wagner – In 2013

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

with Tony Schemmer 

(a propos the Richard Wagner Bicentennial)

Rather than a chronological recitation of Wagner's "life and work," Tony Schemmer focuses on Wagner's innovations and technical advances which are alive and kicking today. All enhanced with fascinating illustrations and generous dollops of irreverence.

"...the audience was just delighted, as was I and the Boston Wagner Society's board member who came with me. Thank you very kindly for inviting us to this most enjoyable event. The humor in it was also much appreciated."
Dalia Geffen, President / Founder
The Boston Wagner Society

$15 Adults / $10 Juniors (25 and under)
Tickets available at the door


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Coffee and…

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Larry Mollin

Coffee, pastries and theater conversation with notable guests.

Larry has been a Producer and Writer for Television and Film for the last thirty years. He's best known for his work on BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 for which he wrote, produced and executive produced one-hundred twenty-eight hours from 1993-1998, the zenith of the show's popularity. From New York originally, he immigrated to Canada with family in 1969 and quickly became a dynamic contributor to the Canadian theatre world as an actor, playwright and artistic director of the Homemade Theatre Company of Toronto, a seminal performance group of the 1970's. Besides writing for stage, screen and television, Larry is a published poet and lyricist.

$10 donation at the door


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The Vineyard Playhouse
Joann Green Breuer
Artistic Associate

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Daniel Beaty

The Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs
Proceeds will benefit the Vineyard Playhouse

"Through the Night" embodies the stories of six men who experience an unexpected epiphany on the same evening that changes their lives forever. Daniel Beaty seamlessly weaves humour, poetry and music into a thrilling evening of theatre!


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Opera Noire of New York

At the Union Chapel, Oak Bluffs.
A grand night for singing.

Sopranos:
Karen Slack
Janinah Burnett
Jeryl Cunningham-Fleming


Tenors:
Robert Mack
Roderick George

Baritones:
Kenneth Overton
Thomas Beard

Pianist:
Kevin Miller


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