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Celebrating Arnie Reisman’s posthumously published ‘Cages of Stages’ at the Poetry Cafe

by Jennifer Smith Turner, The MV Times

Last Wednesday, there was a seance of sorts at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Poetry Cafe in honor of Arnie Reisman and his newest posthumously published collection of poems, “Cages of Stages.” The medium for the seance was Arnie’s poems that were read aloud by members of the Cleaveland House Poets (of which I am one) and special friends.


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Artistic Partnership Is a Dynamic Duo of Creativity

by Riis Williams, Vineyard Gazette

The exhibit features seasonal and calendar month-themed artwork, with 2023 calendars available for purchase. Proceeds are split among the artists, VIP and the playhouse.


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Creative Expressions

by Abby Remer, The MV Times

The show, on exhibit through Jan. 28, features artwork that was specially created for VIP’s very appealing new calendar, both of which are on sale, with the proceeds shared by the Playhouse and VIP. The lobby art space gallery is filled with fabulous creativity in which abstraction, realism, fantasy, and imagination abound.


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A Sense of Light Amid Darkness

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

Nearly 20 of Mr. Doherty’s works (are) on display at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven through Nov. 29.


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Paul Doherty’s latest exhibit encompasses the Vineyard’s light and its reflections

by Abby Remer, The MV Times

Paul Doherty is a masterful “painter” of light with his camera, capturing glorious sunrises, transcendent sunsets, and the calm right after storms — making for a body of work with breadth and great beauty.


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The power of poetry

by Abby Remer, The MV Times

‘Burning Patience’ at the Playhouse celebrates love in the relationships between people and places.


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Story of Chile plays on the Vineyard

by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

Martha's Vineyard Playhouse has returned to full productions.


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Love, Poetry, Revolution Take Playhouse Stage

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

It’s show time again at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, which this weekend opens its first fully-staged indoor production since 2019 with a play by Chilean author Antonio Skármeta.


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Playhouse debuts a play about Bessie Coleman, first Black woman to hold a pilot’s license

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Actress and storyteller April Armstrong brings this remarkable woman to life for audiences in her solo show, “Two Wings to Heaven,” presented at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse from August 3 to 13, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7:30 pm.


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A Fairyland Arrives in Tisbury

by Noah Glasgow, Vineyard Gazette

....So begins this summer’s performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced by the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, a tradition that celebrates 40 years this summer.


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Summer at the playhouse

by Abby Remer, The MV Times

Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse brings live performance, art, and music to the season.


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Playhouse Summer Season Embraces Stages Everywhere

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

“We need fairies and magic right now,” said playhouse executive and artistic director MJ Bruder Munafo, who is directing her own adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy for the first time in more than a decade.


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Finding Lessons in My Friend Flicka

by Diego Lasarte, Vineyard Gazette

On Friday and Saturday night at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, John Washbrook, retired Vineyard banker, found himself back in the saddle as he relived his experience as Johnny Washbrook, a child actor on the beloved television show My Friend Flicka.


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Photographer Michael Johnson captures the Island in every season

by Abby Remer, The MV Times

"Talking about his upcoming show at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Johnson says that in addition to his warm-weather photographs, “I wanted to premiere some of the work I did when I was here on my winter trip, because a lot of summer people never see that part of the Island at all..."


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Imagining Elsa

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Charlotte Booker brings the great Elsa Lanchester to life at the M.V. Playhouse.


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Sondheim Revue Delights Playhouse Audiences

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

It was all about Stephen Sondheim at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse over the weekend, as the singers of the Wicked Good Musical Revue paid tribute to their favorite composer-lyricist.


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Winter stars shine

by Connie Berry, MV Times

M.V. Playhouse introduces students to acting with Winter Stars.


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