Monday Night Specials
A Series of New Work
Sponsored, in part, by THE LIMAN FOUNDATION
On Monday evenings during the summer, we present readings of
new dramatic works for one “special” performance only!
All readings begin at 7:30pm and usually include a post-show Q&A
with the writers, directors, performers and audience members.
Tickets $25. Net proceeds benefit Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse
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Monday, July 13, 2015Patricia Neal Stage
A new play by Carol Rocamora, inspired by Gorky's work
It's 1904, in an idyllic summer community outside Moscow (very much like Martha's Vineyard). Soon the vacationers' halcyon days are interrupted by a celebrity arrival, who turns their tranquil world upside down.
Monday, July 20, 2015Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
by Peretz Hirschbein, Translated by Nahma Sandrow
The original play from which the most popular and beloved of Yiddish films was adapted. A love story among country folk.
A dramatic reading celebrating Jewish traditions - co-sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center Program Committee, in the Harriet B. Freedberg Learning Center of the MV Hebrew Center.
Monday, July 27, 2015Patricia Neal Stage
A new musical / dramedy. Lyrics by Sarah Safford. Book by John Reynolds. Composers: Tanya Leah, Jonathan Monro, Natalie Lovejoy and Rob DelGaudio.
Welcome to “Club Meds”, a chemotherapy session/support group run by the volunteer and cancer survivor extraordinaire, Marjean Macgraw! A musical mixing humor and pathos tells the story of three very different people affected by cancer and by each other.
Monday, August 3, 2015Patricia Neal Stage
A new play by Melinda Lopez
There's an epidemic of violence on campus. And Em isn't going to take it anymore. But when her best friend is assaulted, she makes some unexpected discoveries. Sometimes you do the wrong thing for the right reason.
Monday, August 10, 2015Patricia Neal Stage
by James Reston, Jr.
This new play is the outgrowth of James Reston, Jr.’s 1994 biography, Galileo: A Life, which was called by the Washington Post “brilliant,” and “masterful.”
Monday, August 17, 2015Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
by Aaron Halle Wolfssohn, translated by Joel Berkowitz and Jeremy Dauber
The Yiddish Tartuffe with an early feminist twist.
A reading celebrating Jewish traditions - co-sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center Program Committee, in the Harriet B. Freedberg Learning Center of the MV Hebrew Center.
Monday, August 24, 2015Patricia Neal Stage
by Gioia Diliberto
A new play inspired by a real life incident - the arrest and interrogation of Coco Chanel by the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) near the end of World War II.
Monday, August 31, 2015Patricia Neal Stage
by Wendy Kesselman
Two girls, one shell collection, a dark secret and threats of bullying - all in one short play.