Patricia Neal Stage
Patricia Neal Stage

Wicked Good Musical Revue

March 22 - 24, 2024

Musical director: David Behnke

Musicians: Peter Boak, Molly Sturges

Singers: David Behnke, Molly Conole, Rachel Cook, Jenny Friedman, Shelagh Hackett, Paul Munafo, Katherine Reid, Ken Romero, .


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Wicked Good Musical Revue

November 10 - 12, 2023

Musical director: David Behnke

Musicians: Peter Boak, Molly Sturges, Brian Weiland

Singers: David Behnke, Jenny Friedman, Katherine Reid, with special guests Emma Burt, Ken Romero, Aidan Weiland.


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Billy Baloo

Extended! October 6-7, 10-14,17-20 and 24-28 at 7 pm / Matinee October 15 at 3 pm
A musical tale of love, gold and beavers!

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MISS MAYBELLINE’S NOCTURNAL FLIGHTS OF FANCY

May 19 & 20, 2023
A spirited centenarian and lifelong Oak Bluffs resident forges a friendship with an autistic teenaged neighbor. A stirring poignant story about one woman’s remarkable life, and the enduring power of place in the African American community. Starring S. Epatha Merkerson as Miss Maybel with Michael Boatman, Michelle Wilson, Cate Damon, and introducing Owen Alleyne as Trey, A workshop of a new play. Funded, in part, by the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation

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Burning Patience

August 26 - September 17, 2022; Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm

Pablo Neruda's stirring poetry inspires a beachside love story and the world.


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Two Wings to Heaven: The Story of Bessie Coleman

August 3 - 13, 2022; Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm
A new, fabulous solo show about the famed aviatrix told in dialogue, song and movement. A brilliant performance by April Armstrong, who also brings to life other characters; including dreamy visits from Harriet Tubman, Joan of Arc and Paul Lawrence Dunbar. An inspiring play, perfect for the whole family (children ages 8 and up).

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Jimmy Tingle Live!

July 28 - 30, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Jimmy Tingle mixes his funniest comedic hits and newest, post pandemic bits, to deliver the humor, hope and humanity the world so desperately needs in 2022.

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Kevin Flynn – Fear of Heights

July 20 - 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Fear of Heights examines what it means to be a man, & how one generation measures success relative to their forebears — themes that run throughout this hilarious biographical work.

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Steve Sweeney – Townie

July 13 - 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Boston native Sweeney, a veteran of the comic stage, radio, film and television, leads the audience on a journey around his home city in this wonderful solo show.

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The Niceties

July 8 & 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Who gets to tell the story of race, history and power in America? In this riveting, provocative play, a black student and her white professor – both brilliant – debate whether the legacy of slavery defines our past, and our present.

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Elsa Lanchester Tonight!

May 26 - 29, 2022
ELSA LANCHESTER TONIGHT! written and performed by Charlotte Booker, is a new solo play (with music) about the eccentric Oscar-nominated actress’s fascinating life, roles, and her 30-year marriage to Charles Laughton.

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Fear of Heights

October 15 & 16 at 7:30 pm
Fear of Heights examines the American experience through the lens of his Irish immigrant family. Flynn’s father and grandfather were both steelworkers and inspired the title of this work. Fear of Heights examines what it means to be a man, & how one generation measures success relative to their forebears — themes that run throughout this hilarious biographical work.

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The Niceties

Who gets to tell the story of race, history and power in America? In this riveting, provocative play, a black student and her white professor – both brilliant – debate whether the legacy of slavery defines our past, and our present.

Live Online Reading - October 28, 2020 at 7 pm EST; Streaming - October 29-31, 2020

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Crumbs from the Table of Joy

August, 2020
Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse and Rosalind Productions Inc. present a live online benefit play reading of CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, to raise money for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.


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Our Town

October 11 - November 3, 2019
A new production of the classic story by Thornton Wilder, featuring a cast of professional and local performers. Our Town is supported in part by a grant from the Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Low Down Dirty Blues

August 10 - September 7, 2019
Welcome to Big Mama's Home of the Blues, where the party is just heating up! This sizzling revue finds a group of veteran blues musicians assembled for a late-night jam session, swapping stories and sharing their favorite tunes. Featuring nearly two-dozen smokin’ songs and non-stop riffs, these hot rhythms celebrate the bawdier side of the Blues and are guaranteed to keep the theater sultry and steamy from the first note to the last.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

July 13 - August 3, 2019
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. A wonderfully absurd comedy about three eccentric siblings. Vanya and Sonia are watching wild turkeys in the cherry orchard at their family home in Bucks County when Masha, their movie-star sister, comes to visit with her latest boy-toy. Add a psychic cleaning lady and a star-struck neighbor and anything goes. No familiarity with Chekhov is required! "Durang at his absurdist best - unhinged, hilarious, and heartwarming!" (Carol Rocamora)

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Dear Elizabeth

June 22 - July 6, 2019
Poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell shared a deep, thirty-year friendship. A love story told through their brilliant, witty, revealing correspondence.

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Stag’s Leap

October 26 & 27, 2018
COME MEET PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING POET SHARON OLDS, who will be signing copies of Stag's Leap after both performances! An evening blending theatrical imagery and spirited language, based upon Stag's Leap. This show is presented with, and features members of, the Salt Lake Acting Company.

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The Room Where I Was Held

September 15 - October 6, 2018
Captivity comes in many forms. The world premiere of a gripping drama about the power of money, privilege, and family ties.

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Chilmark

August 18 - September 8, 2018
A compelling drama about a remarkable community, based on historical events.



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Angela’s Mixtape

July 21 - August 11, 2018

Her mother is a lawyer and activist, her aunt is Angela Davis, but who is she? In this spirited autobiographical comedy, Eisa Davis pays affectionate tribute to her unorthodox upbringing in Berkeley, California.


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Passionata

June 23 - July 14, 2018
Sometimes finding true happiness requires a bit of scheming. The world premiere of a new farce with a fresh twist.



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The Snow Queen

December 8 - 17, 2017
Martha's Vineyard Playhouse - Family Stage Production
A Magical Wintry Fairytale Adventure


Hans Christian Andersen's
THE SNOW QUEEN
As Told by MJ Bruder Munafo and Elizabeth Wojtusik



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Driving Miss Daisy

September 8 - October 7, 2017
Set in mid-century Atlanta, Georgia, DRIVING MISS DAISY follows the 25-year relationship between a cantankerous Jewish gentlewoman and her dignified African-American driver. MV Playhouse honors the 30th anniversary of Uhry's beloved classic with a new production on the Patricia Neal Stage. More About the Play

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Who You See Here

August 4 - September 2, 2017
WHO YOU SEE HERE, a farcical comedy by Emmy Award winner Matt Hoverman about an uptight therapist and her recovering alcoholic husband who find their lives upturned and their love tested when charismatic but disturbed movie star Tom Speck staggers into their small town’s AA meeting. Add a beautiful psychiatric patient with a stalking problem and you’ve got a smart, funny play about anonymity, celebrity, and making the perfect salad.

Director Jeanie Hackett (LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at the Geffen starring Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek) helms a terrific ensemble cast of comedy pros - Angela Goethals (HOME ALONE, JERRY MAGUIRE), Mather Zickel (I LOVE YOU, MAN, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED), Russel Soder (I MARRIED A MOBSTER) and Kat Fairaway (GETTING MEISNERED) - in the world premiere of this comedy.

This play contains adult themes and is not recommended for under age 13. Includes profanity, adult content and partial nudity.

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Dusty and the Big Bad World

June 30 - July 29, 2017
Based on a 2005 scandal in the world of children’s television known as “Bustergate”, DUSTY AND THE BIG BAD WORLD is a darkly funny, no-holds-barred yet even-handed look at PBS, government censorship, gay marriage, and what it takes to ultimately step up and fight for what you believe in.

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Red

August 5 - September 3, 2016
Winner of six Tony awards in 2010, including Best Play

In this riveting drama, John Logan creates a searing portrait of master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko.

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High Time

May 27 - June 25, 2016
This new play details a 12-hour acid trip with Leary, poet Allen Ginsberg, Englishman Alan Watts, Mary Meyer, JFK's last mistress, Rosemary Woodruff, a beautiful young dancer and Lisa Bieberman, Leary's devoted assistant.

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Sweetened Water

August 21 - September 12, 2015
A Vineyard house is the setting for this play about Cynthia, a recent widow dealing with her sorrow and an uncertain future; and Richard, a priest who has just lost his mother. At the suggestion of their mutual friend, Sara, Richard moves into Cynthia's house for a quiet retreat. Themes of grief, faith, intimacy and secrets abound.

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77%

July 24 - August 15, 2015
Eric's wife is out of town closing a big business deal, he just blew his last job, the kids are acting up and his mother-in-law just moved in. What are the odds? A play about modern marriage.

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A Walk in the Woods

June 26 - July 18, 2015
Lee Blessing's Pulitzer-nominated drama is based on real life Cold War negotiations in 1982. This compelling play centers on a Soviet and an American negotiator who have left the table for an informal walk in the woods on the outskirts of Geneva; ultimately forming a bond of mutual respect and understanding.

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Not Constantinople

May 29 - June 20, 2015
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.

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King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running: Songs & Stories of the Carolina Coast

September 12 - 13, 2014
King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running: Songs & Stories of the Carolina Coast has been performed by the Coastal Cohorts (Don Dixon, Bland Simpson, and Jim Wann) all across North Carolina and the South, as well as at the Kennedy Center in Washington and in New York City, where its Off-Off-Broadway run was hailed by the New York Post, saying “Carolina fish tale is quite a catch -- a pure, salt-watered delight!”

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Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing

August 14 - September 6, 2014
It's 1947. Jackie Robinson has just integrated American baseball. In his shadow, Satchel Paige and his All Stars gear up to play Bob Feller's All Stars from the majors in a thrilling off-season match-up. Jazz fills the night, baseball the day. And America is about to experience something it's never faced before.

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Search: Paul Clayton

July 17 - August 9, 2014
This new musical play celebrates the true story in words and song of one of Bob Dylan's first musical mentors. Paul Clayton of New Bedford was the most recorded young folk singer in America when Bobby Zimmerman arrived in 1961 Greenwich Village to begin his career as Bob Dylan. It was Paul who helped open the doors of the folk world to him. From 1961 to 1965 Paul taught Bob the tricks of the trade, while falling helplessly in love with him.

Search: Paul Clayton is for mature audiences only. It is sexually explicit, contains adult language and drug use.

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The Whaleship Essex

June 19 - July 12, 2014
The Essex and its crew met with tragedy on November 20, 1820 when it was sunk by an enraged sperm whale in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Based on first-hand accounts, “The Whaleship Essex” is an epic, ensemble tale of survival. Infused with authentic sea shanties, “The Whaleship Essex” revels in the common language shared by both the theatrical and the nautical worlds.

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