Monday Night Specials
A Series of New Work
sponsored by The Liman Foundation
All staged readings begin at 7:00pm and usually include a post-show Q&A with the writers, directors, performers and audience members followed by a brief, informal reception.
Seating is GENERAL ADMISSION with a suggested donation of $25.
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July 8, 2013Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
Visual Beauty, Touching Drama and Intimate Conversation
An intriguing evening with Cherie Burns, author of the new biography, SEARCHING FOR BEAUTY: The Life of Millicent Rogers (St. Martin's Press).
Monday, July 22, 2013Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
Directed by Peter Zinn
The Essex and its crew met with tragedy on November 20, 1820 when it was sunk by an enraged sperm whale in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Based on first-hand accounts, “The Whaleship Essex” is an epic, ensemble tale of survival. Infused with authentic sea shanties, “The Whaleship Essex” revels in the common language shared by both the theatrical and the nautical worlds.
Monday, July 29, 2013Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
A Wiki Folk Musical that celebrates the true story in words and song of one of Bob Dylan’s first musical mentors. Paul Clayton of New Bedford, was the most recorded, young, folk singer in America when Bobby Zimmerman arrived in 1961 Greenwich Village to begin his career as Bob Dylan. It was Paul who helped open the doors to the folk world to him. From 1961-1965 Paul taught Bob the tricks of the trade while falling helplessly in love with him.
Monday, August 5, 2013Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo
The family of James Tyrone gathered in the living room in August 1912 and the events of that day play out in the great American Classic, Long Day's Journey Into Night. The Second Girl tells the story of what went on in the kitchen on that day between the immigrant Irish servant girls, Bridget and Cathleen and the chauffeur, Jack Smythe. It evokes the love and despair of the big house while detailing the thrill, the tragedy and the triumphs that occur when you sacrifice one home for another.
Monday, August 12, 2013Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
Directed by David Henry Gerson
with David Henry Gerson, Jenny Allen, Marjolaine Goldsmith,
Molly Purves and Leslie J. Stark
ON RELIGION is a dramatized contemplation on the complex issues of faith and religion in modern society. Grace, a militant atheist professor, clashes with her born-again son, Tom. When he is suddenly killed in a suicide bombing, the conflict between her grief and her principles threatens to rip her and her family apart.
Monday, August 19, 2013Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo
In a true story of love and betrayal, in 1960 three gay Smith College professors are arrested for looking at pictures of naked men, and their lives are destroyed. By Dinitia Smith, author and longtime cultural correspondent for the New York Times.
Monday, August 26, 2013Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
Directed and Performed by Caleb Bark, Lacy Post & Johanna McKeon
A play made for the set of Charlie Rose, presenting a host of interviewers and guests, and one intriguing translator.