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January 4, 2016 - 7:30PM

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Johnny Belinda

Directed by Jean Negulesco
With Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Bickford, Jan Sterling and Stephen McNally

(1948, 102 m., b/w) Jane Wyman's Oscar-winning performance is the centerpiece of this touching drama set in post-war Cape Breton Nova Scotia, where a doctor tutors a young deaf-mute woman who is raped, gives birth to a son, and wants to keep the child despite scandalous rumors and the father's effort to take the child from her. One of the finest films from the Warner Brothers studios.

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January 6, 2016

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Shakespeare gets a shakeup

Written by Kelsey Perrett

Shakespeare for the Masses is an Island institution, known for appropriating the Bard’s plays as quick and easy-to-understand comedies. Since 2008, co-creators Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy have adapted a number of Shakespearean dramas, even challenging tragedies such as “King Lear” and “Julius Caesar.” However, on this particular adaptation, “The Merchant of Venice,” they faced a new kind of challenge: How do you make comedy out of a play that might be a little racist? Click here to read there rest of the article on mvtimes.com

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January 6, 2016

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A second chance at life leads to a second career

Written by Gwyn McAllister

Paul Doherty of Vineyard Haven is leading a second life, both figuratively and literally. After receiving a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer in 2013, he moved to the Vineyard to finish out his life surrounded by the ocean. The diagnosis turned out to be inaccurate, but Mr. Doherty decided to make the Vineyard his permanent home.  Click here to read the rest of the article on mvtimes.com

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January 7, 2016

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Shakespeare for the Masses Wants You

Written by Bill Eville

Shakespeare for the Masses is back to cure the January doldrums by demanding from you a pound of flesh. Well, not literally, as all performances are free of charge and cruelty to audiences is strictly forbidden. The group revises and updates the Shakespearean canon and creates hour-long shows fueled by the poetic license of Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy.

This time they take aim at The Merchant of Venice, hence the pound of flesh reference, which Shylock demanded as collateral for a loan.

- See more at: http://vineyardgazette.com/news/2016/01/07/shakespeare-masses-wants-you?k=vg55ad277915a72#sthash.fFyAJqDG.dpuf

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January 9 - February 4, 2016

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Paul Doherty

PAUL DOHERTY

While out kayaking during the early morning hours this past spring and summer in Vineyard Haven Harbor, I was drawn to the reflective light projecting off the wooden sailboats onto the water and their interaction with the waves. I have always been a fan of Abstract Art and as such, I approached each shot as if it were a painting. I am drawn to color, so by concentrating on the light during the early morning hours around sunrise, I was able to achieve the best saturation of color.

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January 9 & 10, 2016

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Shakespeare for the Masses – The Merchant of Venice

Quick & Painless & Free

Come to Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse this weekend to see the Bard as you've never seen him before: a full play condensed into a one-hour format and presented by Chelsea McCarthy, Nicole Galland and a rollicking troupe of local actors. It's a great way to introduce children - anybody, for that matter - to the works and world of William Shakespeare.

If you have been to previous performances of Shakespeare for the Masses over the past eight years, you already know what a free-spirited romp it will be. This time, Chelsea and Nikki take on THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, with a guest appearance from MV poet laureate Arnie Reisman in the role of Shylock. Expect a dose of poetic license from Arnie and the rest of the cast, along with the usual irreverence the directors bring to all of Shakespeare's work.

This weekend's performances are made possible by the generosity of Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz. MERCHANT will be performed on Saturday, January 9, at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, January 10, at 12 noon at the Playhouse, 24 Church Street in downtown Vineyard Haven. Admission is free; seating is general.

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January 11, 2016 - 7:30PM

Patricia Neal Stage
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The Lost Moment

Directed by Martin Gabel
With Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Lorring and Eduardo Ciannelli

(1947, 89 m., b/w) Based on The Aspern Papers by Henry James, this moody, atmospheric mystery-drama tells the story of an opportunistic journalist insinuating his way into the mansion of a 106-year old woman to obtain missing love letters from her long-dead poet lover; he encounters her niece, who is not what she seems.

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January 18, 2016 - 7:30PM

Patricia Neal Stage
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Two Weeks — With Love

Directed by Roy Rowland
With Jane Powell, Ricardo Montalban, Debbie Reynolds, Carlton Carpenter, Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Phyllis Kirk, Clinton Sundberg and Tommy Rettig

(1950, 90 m., color) Delightfully entertaining family musical about the Robinson family's summer vacation in the Catskills in 1912, and the romantic entanglements of the two teenage daughters looking for love, Featuring the breakout performance of young Debbie Reynolds and charming period songs.

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January 25, 2016 - 7:30PM

Patricia Neal Stage
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In Like Flint

Directed by Gordon Douglas
With James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Anna Lee, Andrew Duggan, Jean Hale, Steve Inhat and Yvonne Craig

(1967, 114 m., color) James Coburn stars as super cool secret agent Derek Flint, in what is arguably the best post-Bond spy spoof. Flint must take on a group of power mad ladies plotting to rule the world by kidnapping the U.S. President and replacing him with an impostor, for starters. Colorful, action-packed fun!

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January 26, 2016

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Poetry Café – January 26

Tuesday, January 26 - 7:30PM

Hosted by MV Poet Laureate
ARNIE REISMAN

Joined by Poets
Dan Waters
Michael West
Andrea Quigley

$10 at the door, cash only
Price includes a beverage and a slice of PIE CHICKS pie.

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January 29 & 30, 2016

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Wicked Good Musical Revue
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Wicked Good Musical Revue

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February 1, 2016

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Bedazzled

Bedazzled

Monday Night at the Movies

Directed by Stanley Donen
With Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch, Barry Humphries, Michael Bates and a host of British character actors

(1967)(103min) Dudley Moore stars as a short order cook living a desperate existence, who sells his soul to the Devil for seven wishes and the chance to win the girl of his dreams. The Faust legend is filtered through Swinging London in this hilarious, Monty Python-esque comedy.

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February 3, 2016

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“Fish Tales” returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse for a second session of sea yarns

Written by Gwyn McAllister

Mark Twain once said, “Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly don’t tell them where they know the fish.” There’s a big segment of the Vineyard population that knows the local fish very well, as anyone who’s stopped by a beach — any beach — during the annual Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby can attest. This coming Saturday, a few representatives of the Island’s community of fishing enthusiasts will share stories full of adventure and daring, mishaps and comic relief at the second ‘Fish Tales’ storytelling event at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse.

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February 6, 2016

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Jeffrey Canha

Fish Tales

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Feb 6 - March 3, 2016

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Ed Schulman

Ed Schulman

Winter Bright

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February 8, 2016

Monday Movies
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Leave Her To Heaven

Directed by John M. Stahl
With Gene Tierney (Oscar-nominated), Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Mary Philips, Ray Collins, Gene Lockhart and Daryl Hickman

(1945)(110min) A beautiful woman with more than a few mental health issues marries an author who resembles her recently deceased father, and will stop at nothing to keep him all to herself. Referred to as “the only color film noir”, this film features gorgeous cinematography and an outstanding cast of 20th Century-Fox actors.

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February 15, 2016

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A Patch of Blue

Directed by Guy Green
With Elizabeth Hartman (her film debut), Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Ivan Dixon, Elisabeth Fraser and John Qualen

(1965)(105min) A young, uneducated blind white woman befriends a black man who is determined to help her escape her impoverished, brutal home life. Wonderful, sensitive performances anchor this thoughtful film about escaping from lives that hold you back.

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February 16, 2015 - 7:30pm

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Poetry Café – February 16

Hosted by MV Poet Laureate
ARNIE REISMAN

Joined by Poets
Ellie Bates
Don McLagan
Rachael Convery
Valerie Sonnenthal

$10 at the door, cash only
Price includes coffee and a slice of PIE CHICKS pie.

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February 22, 2016

Monday Movies
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed by Howard Hawks
With Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, Norma Varden, Taylor Holmes and George Winslow

(1953)(91min) Sexy singers Lorelei and Dorothy cruise to Paris while being pursued by a private detective hired by Lorelei’s fiance’s father to keep an eye on her (and all the other men interested in her). Absolutely classic musical fun!

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February 29, 2016

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The Anniversary

Directed by Roy Ward Baker
With Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, James Cossins, Christian Roberts and Elaine Taylor

(1968)(95min) Strikingly modern British black comedy about a controlling mother of three grown sons, who has them over every year to celebrate her wedding anniversary, even though her husband has been dead for quite some time. This year’s party will be different because the boys are planning their escape from her clutches. Will they succeed?

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