The Play's the Thing Readings Series

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Bakersfield Mist

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April 28, 7:00pm THE STORY: Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York... Read more
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The Cake

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June 5, 4:00pm In Celebration of PRIDE Month, and in association with Nantucket Pride. THE STORY: Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life... Read more
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Slow Food

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April 30, 7:00pm THE STORY: A vacationing couple celebrates their anniversary at a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs—but will the marriage survive the service? As a needy waiter insinuates his way into their meal—and their lives—the couple examines their past and their future together. Playwright Wendy MacLeod brings us a tender comedy that delves deeply... Read more
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Collected Stories

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April 29, 7:00pm THE STORY: “The conflict between the established artist and the adulatory fan who becomes a protégé, disciple, colleague and friend—and finally threatening rival—is one of those great topics…It resurfaces in Donald Margulies’s provocative new play, COLLECTED STORIES, which confronts the prominent short-story writer Ruth Steiner with her student turned confidante turned competitor... Read more
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Moby Dick Rehearsed

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Celebrating 12 years as an island favorite tradition, Moby Dick Rehearsed returns to Nantucket in the summer of 2022. This Nantucket tradition has become a staple of the summer season. Theatre Workshop of Nantucket is thrilled to collaborate once again with Nantucket Historical Association.