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The Plays of Jon Lipsky: Book Release

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Fish Tales

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MVRHS Performing Arts Center
brooke and tony

I Take Your Hand In Mine…

A play suggested by the love letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper

Written by Carol Rocamora

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY

For the benefit of the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse Capital Campaign
$200 Center Premium Seating
$100 Regular Seating

Tickets available online now.

Starring Brooke Adams & Tony Shalhoub
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Jim Kaplan

Jim Kaplan – Book Signing

The Greatest Game Ever Pitched

The legendary pitching duel between
Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn



Jim Kaplan, who will discuss baseball's connection with American history and culture as well as The Greatest Game Ever Pitched, is the author of 19 books, including 13 on baseball. Called the "poet laureate" of fielding by George Will, Kaplan has written two books on the subject, in addition to histories of the Red Sox, Yankees and Giants, an appreciation of Casey Stengel (with Ira Berkow) and a biography of Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Grove. Kaplan graduated from Yale with a B.A. in history and earned a Master's at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. After three years of covering sports and writing book reviews for the Minneapolis Star, he spent 16 years at Sports Illustrated, then turned to freelance writing. Also a bridge columnist for the Vineyard Gazette, he divides his time between Northampton and Oak Bluffs with his wife, poet and journalist Brooks Robards.

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Wallace Bullock

A Taste of JFK, Malcolm and Adam

A reading of Wallace Bullock's new play
A TASTE OF JFK, MALCOLM AND ADAM


Script written, adapted and performed by Wallace Bullock

 
Well known as a lifeguard from the Oak Bluffs town beach in the 1980's, lifelong summer resident Wallace Bullock is writer, actor and educator.
In addition to performing with The Vineyard Playhouse company at the amphitheater more the two decades ago, Wallace has performed numerous original works at The House Tribes Theater in New York City and both the Bregamos Theater and Yale University's Peabody Museum in New Haven,CT.
JFK, MALCOLM AND ADAM was originally performed at The Sorbonne in Paris, France at the African-Americans in Europe Writers Conference.
As an educator Wallace taught English in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and New York City, until he was forced to retire due to a heart condition.
The recipient of a heart transplant in October of 2011, Wallace is now a tireless advocate for organ donation and community education.


Tickets are $10 at the door.
A portion of the proceeds from this reading will go to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Cardiac Transplantation Program.

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Brooke Adams

Coffee and…

Brooke Adams

TV/Film Actress and Artist

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

$10 donation at the door

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Robert Brustein

Coffee and…

Robert Brustein


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

Robert Sanford Brustein is an American theatrical critic, producer, playwright and educator. He founded the Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, and the American Repertory Theater and Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been the theatre critic for The New Republic since 1959, and occasionally writes on politics for The Huffington Post.

$10 donation at the door

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Coffee and…

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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Arnie & Paula

Coffee and…

Paula Lyons & Arnie Reisman



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


Paula Lyons and Arnie Reisman, companions in words and companions for life, have been regular panelists on NPR's weekly comedy quiz show, SAYS YOU!, since the program debuted in 1996. They travel the country performing for dedicated fans. She spent 25 years as a television consumer reporter, five of those years on Good Morning America, and then became an executive coach. He spent an equal amount of time as a documentary producer, satirist, newspaper editor and columnist. He has just completed writing a full-length dark comedy for the stage.


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Georgia Morris

Heartbeat

A reading of the new play HEARTBEAT by Georgia Morris

Heartbeat is a play about the thin lines between delusion and reality for three characters locked in a love triangle. Set in a rooming house on the Atlantic City fringe and a hideaway in the Pine Barrens, Ruby, her husband Will and a stranger named Caesar must make their fragile peace with a universe of their own creation.

Suggested donation $10 at the door

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Carol Rocamora

Coffee and…

Carol Rocamora
"Top Ten Trends in Theater Today"


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

Dr. Carol Rocamora is an educator, playwright, biographer, translator, and critic. She serves on the faculty of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and also teaches in the MFA Theatre Program at Columbia. Her complete collected translations of Anton Chekhov's plays have been published by Smith & Kraus, and her new biography Anton Chekhov: A Life In Four Acts, came out this year.  She is a member of the Outer Critics Circle.

$10 at the door.

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TonySchemmer

The Importance of Being Wagner – In 2013

with Tony Schemmer 

(a propos the Richard Wagner Bicentennial)

Rather than a chronological recitation of Wagner's "life and work," Tony Schemmer focuses on Wagner's innovations and technical advances which are alive and kicking today. All enhanced with fascinating illustrations and generous dollops of irreverence.

"...the audience was just delighted, as was I and the Boston Wagner Society's board member who came with me. Thank you very kindly for inviting us to this most enjoyable event. The humor in it was also much appreciated."
Dalia Geffen, President / Founder
The Boston Wagner Society

$15 Adults / $10 Juniors (25 and under)
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Larry Mollin

Coffee and…

Larry Mollin

Coffee, pastries and theater conversation with notable guests.

Larry has been a Producer and Writer for Television and Film for the last thirty years. He's best known for his work on BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 for which he wrote, produced and executive produced one-hundred twenty-eight hours from 1993-1998, the zenith of the show's popularity. From New York originally, he immigrated to Canada with family in 1969 and quickly became a dynamic contributor to the Canadian theatre world as an actor, playwright and artistic director of the Homemade Theatre Company of Toronto, a seminal performance group of the 1970's. Besides writing for stage, screen and television, Larry is a published poet and lyricist.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Blue Heron

Summer Gala

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The Vineyard Playhouse
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Coffee and…

Joann Green Breuer
Artistic Associate

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The Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs

Daniel Beaty

Proceeds will benefit the Vineyard Playhouse

"Through the Night" embodies the stories of six men who experience an unexpected epiphany on the same evening that changes their lives forever. Daniel Beaty seamlessly weaves humour, poetry and music into a thrilling evening of theatre!

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Featherstone Center for the Arts

Opening Reception for The Art of Costume Design

Opening Reception for The Art of Costume Design - Celebrating 30 Years at The Vineyard Playhouse with Guest Curators: MJ Bruder Munafo and Kate Hancock 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Virginia Weston Besse Gallery, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Continues through June 6. Open Daily 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. In celebration of the Vineyard Playhouse's 30th Anniversary with over 250 productions and for being the only year round professional theater on Martha's Vineyard, Featherstone Center for the Arts will host The Art of Costume Design– Celebrating 30 Years at the Vineyard Playhouse with Guest Curators: MJ Bruder Munafo and Kate Hancock. A wide array of costumes will be displayed in the gallery, featuring original designs by Abigail Bailey, Chrysal Parrot, Chelsea McCarthy, Cynthia Bermudes, and others. Shows represented include THE SNOW QUEEN, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, FLY and several more. Also included are watercolors by Reggie Ray, who is currently on Broadway as Costume Designer for “Stickfly". Among the costumes will be props designed by Sally Cohn and Kate Hancock. Photographs, playbills, and posters will hang throughout the gallery as well as other memorabilia from the productions.

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May 26, 2012 - April 20, 2013

The Martha's Vineyard Museum
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ShowTime: 100 Years of Theater on Martha’s Vineyard

Theater has been a vibrant part of Martha's Vineyard's cultural landscape for more than a hundred years. Playhouses, open fields, schools, and churches across the Island provided the stage for seasoned and novice actors, directors, and playwrights. Summer theater, in particular, has entertained generations of island visitors; the Island has also been a place of refuge and recharging for stars of stage and screen. Showtime: 100 Years of Theater on Martha's Vineyard a collaborative exhibition, explores the deep connections between the Island and the performing arts and artists it has hosted over the years.

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