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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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Winter stars shine

by Connie Berry, MV Times

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


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Arnie Reisman

‘Let Arnie’s words speak’

by Luca Thors, The MV Times

Reveling inside the mind of the late Arnie Reisman through his poetry


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Streaming Plays Bring Diverse Perspectives in Playhouse Series

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

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Playhouse Marks 2020 With Virtual Theatre Series

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

The Covid-19 pandemic has proved to be an artistic springboard for the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, which is about to present more new work in a single week online than it normally produces in an entire year on stage.


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Artist Norma Bridwell’s exhibit ‘My Horizons’ covers decades of painting around the Island

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

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Playhouse Poetry Series Renamed to Honor Arnie Reisman

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

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Flashback 2021

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse opted to forgo indoor events, but instead utilized its outdoor Amphitheater on State Road for two productions which spanned the summer months.


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Painter Norma Bridwell Gets Her Due in One-Woman Show

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

Norma Bridwell has been an artist since childhood. Yet only this winter, on the verge of her 89th birthday, has the longtime Edgartown resident seen a public exhibition dedicated solely to her paintings.


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‘12 x ’20’ at the Playhouse

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

A dozen playwrights, a dozen plays coming via Zoom to the M.V. Playhouse.


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Audiences Wicked Happy That Wicked Good Is Back

By Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

At long last, it was show time again at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse over the weekend, as the singer/actors of the Wicked Good Musical Revue returned to the stage for the first time since January, 2020.


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Comic Memoir Reopens Playhouse

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

The Island performing arts scene passed a Covid-era milestone over the weekend, when the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse reopened for its first indoor performances since early 2020.


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A funny phobia

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Kevin Flynn’s ‘Fear of Heights’ comes to the M.V. Playhouse.


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‘Says You!’ panelist Arnie Reisman, a Boston media mainstay, dies at 79

by Bryan Marquand, The Boston Globe

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Arnie Reisman, Journalist, Former Island Poet Laureate

by Bill Eville, Vineyard Gazette

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Arnie Reisman

Arnie Reisman remembered for his wit and community leadership

by Rich Salzberg, The MV Times

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Mixed-media designs and tapestries at Playhouse Art Space

by Brooks Robards, The MV Times

Seven years ago, Nancy Shaw Cramer closed the popular Vineyard Haven gallery she had owned and directed for 20 years. Then she headed into a new art form. It’s not so new for this talented design artist, whose work is on display in the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse’s Marilyn Meyerhoff Gallery through Saturday, Sept. 25. She has created mixed-media surface designs and tapestries.


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Lane Gregory is an artist with many skills

by Brooks Robards, The MV Times

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