Special Events


Past Events (Continued)

2018

Patricia Neal Stage

I Got Sick Then I Got Better

May 18 & 19, 2018
Jenny Allen delivers a comic monologue on one woman’s adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. Diagnosed with and treated for cancer in 2005, Allen tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining humor with emotion in a witty and bittersweet monologue.

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Patricia Neal Stage

Mother (and me)

May 11 & 12, 2018

A larger than life Hungarian “Mama Rose” is waltzing into dementia as her Broadway baby shimmies into middle age.
Two shows only. 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday

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Patricia Neal Stage

In My Own Little Corner

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
An evening of pop and musical theater songs, In My Own Little Corner tells of Srisirikul's journey rolling through life as a disabled man.

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2017

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Jenny’s Drama Salon

December 13, 2017 at 7 pm
Playwright, actress and humor writer, Jenny Allen, hosts a monthly drama salon, featuring casual dramatic readings, interesting guests, stimulating conversation and great brownies – all in the Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby.

Lively talk, homemade brownies, coffee and tea. $10, cash only at the door.

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Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Jenny’s Drama Salon

November 15, 2017 at 7 pm
Jenny's Drama Salon: Playwright, actress and humor writer, Jenny Allen, hosts a monthly drama salon, featuring casual dramatic readings, interesting guests, stimulating conversation and great brownies – all in the Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby.

Just in time for the holidays!
"Please Pass the Salt--and Don't Forget to Rub It In: Disastrous Dinners in American Theater"
We'll be reading short scenes, both hilarious and hair-raising, and asking the question, Why can't families in American plays get through a meal without a meltdown? Lively talk, homemade brownies, coffee and tea. $10, cash only at the door.

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Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

SOLD OUT! Taste Some of the Best Wines from Tuscany!

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 5 to 7pm
Tuscany, along with Piedmont, is one of Italy’s most important wine regions. Gorgeous scenery and cultural attractions are what first draw visitors to Tuscany. But when those visitors experience Tuscan wines, many return to explore the region’s magnificent vinous offerings. For this tasting we will focus on wines made from sangiovese in in Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Chianti Classico. While they all share the same grape variety, each region’s soils and climate ensure its wines express a unique personality.

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Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Jenny’s Drama Salon

October 25, 2017 at 7 pm
New! Jenny's Drama Salon: Playwright, actress and humor writer, Jenny Allen, hosts a monthly drama salon, featuring casual dramatic readings, interesting guests, stimulating conversation and great brownies – all in the Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby.

For her October salon, please join Jenny for spooky storytelling with special guest Holly Nadler, author of "Haunted Island", along with readings from three under-10-minute plays based on Edgar Allen Poe stories. Come if you dare! $10 at the door includes coffee or tea and Halloween treats!

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Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Sold Out – Chardonnay from around the World

Friday, June 9, 2017
Led by Jack Korpi, Certified Specialist of Wine

We'll be tasting five Chardonnays from California, France, Australia and Argentina. If you already love Chardonnay, this tasting will enable you to possibly find your new favorite. And if it's been awhile since you gave Chardonnay a try, here's a great opportunity to renew your acquaintance.

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Patricia Neal Stage

Been There, Still There

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Second City Main Stage alums Bruce Jarchow (Parks and Recreation / Boss / Seinfeld / Ghost) and Nancy McCabe-Kelly (web series Teachers as seen on the Onion Channel / Welcome! To Prison / TBS Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs) are bringing their highly praised show BEEN THERE, STILL THERE to the Playhouse for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

The show follows a baby boomer couple on a road trip to Wisconsin for a destination wedding. Along the way they ponder empty nest angst, becoming victims of both urban gentrification and illogical technology, and anything else that comes to mind, with the local radio and nostalgia of Wisconsin as their backdrop. Though this is a scripted show, each performance is slightly different as they expound, riff and allow themselves to go off script as the spirit (and audience) moves them.

Tickets $20 Adults, $15 Juniors (under 30)

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Patricia Neal Stage

MV Playhouse hosts the Peter H. Luce Play Readers

March 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
For 15 years the Peter H. Luce Play Readers have been meeting every Wednesday at the Vineyard Haven Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon to read plays of every era and of every genre, from Shakespeare to Shaw, Neil Simon to Ibsen and Albee. And then on rare occasions the group goes public and invites a crowd to come hear them read.

No advance reservations. General Seating. Donations Gratefully Accepted.



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2016

Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center

If All The Sky Were Paper

July 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm
IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, written by the New York Times bestselling author Andrew Carroll, is a play based on Carroll’s incredible journey to more than 30 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, to seek out the most extraordinary war letters ever written.

Starring MARY STEENBURGEN in a cast of 12 professional actors. This performance is a Special Benefit for Martha's Vineyard Playhouse and the Dukes County Veterans Services "Veterans Grant Fund".

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2015

2014

2013

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Coffee and…

August 15, 2013 8:30AM

F. Andrew Leslie

Former president of Dramatists Play Service in New York

F. Andrew Leslie was associated with the Dramatists Play Service for thirty years until retiring, as its president, in 1990. Before joining the Play Service Mr. Leslie was an artists representative with a major New York concert management company, an agent at the William Morris Agency, and a manager for actor/producer Maurice Evans.

Mr. Leslie and his wife now reside on the island of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts.


Coffee, home-baked goods, and theater conversation with notable guests.

$10 donation at the door


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