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VINEYARD GAZETTE Section FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011 VINEYARD GAZETTE, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASS. ONE-A One-Act FestivalArtfully Transforms Quiet Moments into Dramatic Theatre MRS. SORKEN MABEL (LEE FIERRO) OPENS THE ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. (SHELLY BROWN) AND MADGE (LINDA BERG) IN THE ACT. TEA LANE ( ASSOCIATES Chihnark: q08-645-2628 West Visbury: 508-696-9999 WESTTISBURY 13+ACRES, S995,000. Step back in time to this gorgeous prop- erty is located off of Indian Hill Road. There are lovely stone walls, gently rolling hills and abuts conservation land. Access to Lambert's Cove Beach. Scotchman's Bridge Lane, West Tisbury, MA 02575 ...... (508) 693-7832 WWW.OVERTOOMMV.COM Introducing Cape Cod Express "PLUS" a premium m-home and M-office delivery service. Scheduled delivery appointments . 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Deer Play tells the story of two long- time actresses catching up on old times, one of whom is still active on Broadway and the other who has decided to drop the act and take up gardening. Linda Berg paused in the middle of her line at rehearsal on Tuesday after- noon. She plays the daydreaming but borderline hysterical gardener. Celebrating our 50th Anniversary SALES & RENTALS All Vineyard Properties online at www.harborsiderealtymv.com Road MA 02539 KNOWthe V'n w Peter's Picks & IB lB ,P onlinel WATERFRONT SHORT SALE Will be best buy of 20I I. 4 Bedrooms. Must sell! Call Jim for information FEINER REAL ESTATE Specializing in Distinctive Island Properties ON THE WATER Classic 3 bedroom, 1 bath Cape Cod style home with gorgeous views of Tashmoo. 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This is the joy." Ms. Berg and Ms. Brown have worked together many times before, and their chemistry is infectious. Many of the players have worked with each other in the past and been a I rLg![: TW for years, making it easi r f6r fhem to pick up on tones and gestures. For- mer ITW artistic director Lee Fierro opens the festival with a dialogue by Christopher Durang in Mrs. Sorken. HILLANTIQUE Celebrate a Period Island setting combined with modem living in this 11 room, 4 The title character has been asked to give the opening comments to a one- act play festival, much like ITW's, and gives a brief overview of the history of drama. "It follows through a very twisted pathway of interconnection," Mr. Ryan explained."To work with someone in a monologue situation is very different. You're always looking for wonderful characters, whether they're tragic, tri- umphant or comical. 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