Special Events


Past Events

2024

MV Performing Arts Center

Celebrity Autobiography

Saturday, July 6, 2024
A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FOR MARTHA'S VINEYARD PLAYHOUSE SATURDAY, JULY 6 at 7 PM At the MARTHA'S VINEYARD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Starring Brooke Adams, Tony Shalhoub, Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel and others to be announced.

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Patricia Neal Stage

Courage: A Play Based on the Life of “Peter Pan” Author J. M. Barrie

June 14 & 15, 2024
“To be born is to be wrecked on an island.”
So said J.M. Barrie, the most successful English-language playwright of his time. In Courage, John Pielmeier tells the story of Barrie’s remarkable life in Barrie’s own words - from his relationship with his too-possessive mother through his friendship with the five boys who inspired his most famous play. Alternately humorous and heart-breaking, the author of Peter Pan reveals his own secret self by telling the stories of all the heroes he knew in his own life—the men and women he loved, the men and women he tragically lost.

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Patricia Neal Stage

The Lesson

June 7 & 8, 2024
While responding to a student’s question about their body, a school teacher at an elite New York City school accidentally propels the school into controversy and into the press. This original solo play details a community’s charged response to a well-intentioned lesson.

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2023

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Holiday Melodies

December 19, 2023 at 7 pm
A casual cabaret performance by Paul Munafo, Shelagh Hackett and accompanist Jeremy Berlin.

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2022

Patricia Neal Stage

John Washbrook & Flicka

June 24 and 25 at 6 pm
John will be sharing episodes of Flicka and telling stories about his experiences as a child star. Please join us for a fun and fascinating evening!

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Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Springtime Melodies

Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm
Shelagh Hackett & Paul Munafo sing spring standards accompanied by Jeremy Berlin

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Patricia Neal Stage

MV Climate Action Week – Movie

May 9, 2022 at 6 pm
In a race against the end of farmable soil, three individuals fight for change in the industry of agricultural food production, calling for a revolution. "The Need to GROW" delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.

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Boston Theater Marathon

May 1, 2022
MV Playhouse is sponsoring NOT EXACTLY DOPE, one of many 10-minute plays scheduled at this year's marathon on May 1, 2022 at Boston Playwrights' Theatre in Boston. NOT EXACTLY DOPE will be performed in the 4 pm - 6 pm slot, in-person and live-streamed.

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Virtual Readings of all 12 plays are ended.

12 x ’20 Play Project (December 2021)

READINGS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! PLEASE COMPLETE A SURVEY IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO ALREADY.
Martha's Vineyard Playhouse (Artistic Director MJ Bruder Munafo and Literary Manager Jenny Allen) commissioned 12 new plays from 12 diverse playwrights to chronicle the year 2020. Each playwright was assigned a month in 2020 and their 20 minute play was set in that month. The working title of our ambitious and exciting project is the 12 x '20 PLAY PROJECT. All of the plays have been recorded as Zoom readings and were streamed from December 15 -19, 2021 and from January 10 - 16, 2022.

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2021

Tisbury Tales by Jeff Scheuer

October 30 at 7 pm
VINEYARD VIEWS: LIVE FROM THE PATRICIA NEAL STAGE is a new series featuring stories from a diverse lineup of islanders throughout the year. Admission is free, advance registration is preferred, and donations are gratefully accepted.

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Courtyard Concerts – Jephcote Band

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 at 6 pm
MV Playhouse is presenting occasional concerts in our Courtyard, located outside the theater building. These concerts are free, donations are welcome, and space for seating is limited. Please register in advance. Each concert is approximately an hour.

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Courtyard Concerts – Anna Yukevich and Her Guitar

Wednesday, August 18 at 6 pm
MV Playhouse is presenting occasional concerts in our Courtyard, located outside the theater building. These concerts are free, donations are welcome, and space for seating is limited. Please register in advance. Each concert is approximately an hour.

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Courtyard Concerts – Summertime Melodies

Wednesday, August 11 at 6 pm
MV Playhouse is presenting occasional concerts in our Courtyard, located outside the theater building. These concerts are free, donations are welcome, and space for seating is limited. Please register in advance. Each concert is approximately an hour.

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