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M.V. Playhouse’s ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ presents a creative way to deal with a delicate topic

by Abby Remer, The MV Times

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Playhouse Heads Outdoors for Summer Season

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

Opening day at the Tisbury Amphitheatre is July 8 with Scott Barrow starring in the one-character play Every Brilliant Thing.


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Marston Clough’s big skies on the horizon

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

This month, in a special exhibit, some of Clough’s larger works will be on display at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse.


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What’s on Cape Cod stages? 11 theater shows to check out

by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

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Summer with the Playhouse

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

M.V. Playhouse keeps Shakespeare for the Masses going, and has a newly renovated amphitheater.


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What’s happening in the arts world

by Don Aucoin, Boston Globe

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The Niceties Returns, More Relevant Than Ever

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

After a compelling online production of The Niceties by the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse last October, Amy Brenneman and Tsilala Brock reprised their roles in Eleanor Burgess’s play for a live Zoom performance Monday night. A video recording of the show is streaming through April 4 at mvplayhouse.org.


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New shows spotlight TV, film, Broadway stars plus Cape Cod kids

by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

Who gets to tell the story of race, history and power in America? That’s the question asked in Eleanor Burgess’ “The Niceties,” and Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse has brought the play and the issues back for a virtual run through early April.


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Relief funding comes to select Cape cultural groups

by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

Administered by the Mass Cultural Council, in partnership with the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, the statewide grants are part of the Baker-Polito administration’s “Partnerships for Recovery” plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Let’s wrap this up

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse produced two Zoom readings of full-length plays, as well as a competition of five-minute plays and a series of Shakespeare monologues.


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Adaptation, Innovation, Loss Marked Year in Arts on Vineyard

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

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Farm Neck Foundation announces $121,000 in grants

by Brian Dowd, The MV Times

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Amy Brenneman Stars in Timely Drama

Vineyard Gazette News Brief

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Cape Cod Arts: TV, Broadway, local stars perform virtually and live

by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

Amy Brenneman part of Vineyard play reading


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A provocative play

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

M.V. Playhouse hosts an online reading of ‘The Niceties.’


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Gretchen Baer’s new exhibit comes straight from the frontlines

by Geoff Currier, The MV Times

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Spotlight: Community Conversations on Martha’s Vineyard

by Sophia Balsamo, Mass Creative

ArtsMV is a collective that brings together arts leaders on the island (including MV Playhouse) alongside the community’s Chamber of Commerce, regional planning groups, and other important partners.


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Arnie Reisman

Longing for Live Theatre

Vineyard Gazette commentary by Arnie Reisman

My passion for live theatre is now on hold. The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, where I serve as board chair, remains dark in these dark times. I am fated to be soothed by virtual versions of inspiration, excitement and delight until further notice...


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Playhouse Reprises Crumbs from the Table of Joy

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

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Feathers, Stones, and Wings: The Art of Cindy Kane

by Sam Moore, Martha's Vineyard Arts & Ideas

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Down But Not Out, Vineyard Arts Community Bands Together

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

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Vineyard variety

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

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All the World’s a Stage for Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

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Light up the Playhouse windows

MV Times News Brief

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Katherine Reid on MVY Radio’s The Vineyard Current

MVY Radio

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Diversity Coalition Sees Opportunity for Action

by Aaron Wilson, Vineyard Gazette

MJ Bruder Munafo of Martha's Vineyard Playhouse said virtual Monday night specials at the Playhouse will focus on reading plays that deal with racism and fighting institutional racism.


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Playhouse presents five-minute plays to lift your spirits

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Last month, the theater organization launched a series of five-minute plays, gathered from a call to writers that was put out in March through the Playhouse’s newsletter.


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5-Minute Plays Debut Online

Vineyard Gazette News Briefs

The Martha's Vineyard Playhouse is posting the winning entries in its five-minute play contest, which drew nearly 30 submissions last month.


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The show must go on

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

M.V. Playhouse keeps the community entertained while its lights are dimmed inside.


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Virtual poetry at the Playhouse

by Connie Berry, The MV Times

April is National Poetry Month, and for all those who miss Poetry and PIe Wednesdays at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, don’t fret because you can now get your poetry fix virtually.


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Main Stage to Outdoor Amphitheater, Summer Season Goes Dark

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

With this summer’s season canceled at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, the Island loses far more than a series of evenings at the theatre.


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Eventide awards, plus shows on and off

by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

Wellfleet shows, improv go virtual; Vineyard theater, Boston Pops cancel.


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Dramatic twist: Playhouse cancels summer shows

by George Brennan, The MV Times

Director promises a strong return when the threat of COVID-19 is over.


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‘Jaws’ actress beloved by Vineyard dies

by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

“Lee’s mark on the island is indelible, she touched many lives over many years,” agreed MJ Munafo, artistic director at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, also in Vineyard Haven. “We will mourn her and miss her,” she said in an email.


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Vineyard Independence Partnership Follows the Creative Spirit

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

A new art show and silent auction at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse highlights the creative side of the Vineyard Independence Partnership (VIP), a social organization made up of adults with disabilities.


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Celebrating creativity

by Lucas Thors, The MV Times

M.V. Playhouse hosts an evening of great art and great fun at VIP art show.


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Fishing at the Playhouse

by Lisa Belscastro, The MV Times

Fifth annual Fish Tales was a reel success.


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‘Dr. Zhivago’ for our time

Editorial inspired by a February Playhouse "Monday Night at the Movies"
by Jack Fruchtman, The MV Times

Should anyone believe that Russia today is different from the old Soviet Union, they should have watched “Dr. Zhivago,” the motion picture adapted from the novel by the great Russian writer Boris Pasternak. The M.V. Playhouse screened it on Feb. 17. The book and film recount the life of a young physician and poet who is swept up in the revolutionary changes of his nation after the tsarist empire fell to the Communists in 1917.


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The art of fishing

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Janet Messineo’s whimsical collection is on exhibit at the M.V. Playhouse Art Space.


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Homage to African American poets

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Wallace Bullock’s one-man dramatic presentation (previously seen at the Playhouse) comes to Pathways.


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MVB and its charitable foundation award $17,000 in grants, donations to nonprofits

MV Times News Brief

Martha’s Vineyard Bank announced that the Martha’s Vineyard Bank and the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation have awarded $17,000 in their fourth-quarter 2019 cycles to nonprofits on the Island and in the surrounding area.


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Virginia’s Drama Club brings joy and connection to the M.V. Playhouse stage

by Abby Remer, The MV Times

Virginia’s Drama Club (is) an ongoing effort to support and enrich those with varying abilities and disabilities, their friends, family, and caregivers.


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Shakespeare for the Masses Takes on Antony & Cleopatra

Vineyard Gazette

Showtimes are Saturday Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, both at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church street in Vineyard Haven.


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Wicked Good Revue Returns to Spice Up Winter Doldrums

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

One of the joys of the winter season on Martha’s Vineyard is the Wicked Good Musical Revue, a monthly celebration of musical theatre that helps bring Islanders through the depths of winter with songs, dancing and laughter.


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Love and tragedy

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

With “Antony and Cleopatra,” the work that Galland and Chelsea McCarthy will be presenting as a reading as part of the Shakespeare for the Masses series next weekend, the thing that surprises her the most is that the story sticks very closely to the historical record.


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Through Photography and Film, Championing the Rights of Children

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

The innocence and optimism of childhood are what stand out first in a new exhibit of portraits at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse.


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Art opening and documentary screening

MV Times News Brief

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On tap at the M.V. Playhouse

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Need a little entertainment in the off-season? The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse keeps its doors open all winter long to bring Vineyarders a variety of excuses to get out of the house.


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Poetry and Pie

The MV Times

Arnie Reisman, former Martha’s Vineyard poet laureate, hosts the evening alongside guest poets Eleanor Bates, Maureen Hall, Annette Sandrock, and Jennifer Smith-Turner.


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Photojournalist Allen Green has an eye for good stories and photos

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Green’s solo exhibit “The Natural World … A Closer Look,” marks the photographer’s first public showing of his fine art photography.


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