Shakespeare for the Masses
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Shakespeare for the Masses was created in 2008 because, at the end of a joyous summer working in the Playhouse production of AS YOU LIKE IT at the Tisbury Amphitheater, we realized we had a long, cold winter ahead of us. We needed to stay out of trouble, and we really wanted to have some more fun with Shakespeare.
What better way to accomplish both these things than to chop up Shakespeare’s beautiful text into easily-digestible one-hour shows, and invite all of our friends and favorite actors to donate their time and talent to perform with us – after only a single day of rehearsal?
MJ Bruder Munafo, Artistic Director of Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, and all of our theatrical friends fully embraced this ambitious idea right from the beginning, and we are grateful. Now in our 8th season, MV Playhouse has produced more than 30 performances in various venues including the Playhouse, MV Museum, the Harborview, the Edgartown Lighthouse, the Katharine Cornell Theater and the Tisbury Amphitheater. Our lively staged readings have featured more than 30 actors, most of them Vineyard-based.
In all this time we are extremely proud to have offered our shows to the community free of charge. With your support, we can continue this tradition. Thank you!
Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy
January 10 & 11, 2015Patricia Neal Stage
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March 7 & 8, 2014Patricia Neal Stage
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April 11 & 12, 2015View Details
November 7 & 8, 2015Martha's Vineyard Playhouse
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