Witness one of America’s greatest stories told from the White Heron Theatre stage by superb storyteller Earl Baker, Jr. Baker transforms into an icon of justice as he tells the story of how Thurgood Marshall, a boy from the backstreets of Baltimore, son of a railroad porter and a teacher, […]
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You have just a few more chances to see the deliciously devious drawing room thriller that is currently on stage at White Heron Theatre: Dial M for Murder. This Hitchcock classic is one of the stellar professional productions during this Nantucket theatre company’s tenth anniversary season. It features Tony Award-winner […]
No one is innocent in Dial M for Murder
This drawing room thriller that is currently on stage at White Heron Theatre is excellent on many levels. The strong, snappy dialog is intelligent and engaging, and the talented cast delivers it well. Director Mark Shanahan’s vision pulls it all together, from his ideal casting choices to the perfect timing and spot-on blocking essential for this intricate, single-set, dialog-heavy play to succeed.
Fifteen years ago comedian Kevin Flynn saw the need to inspire Nantucket’s youth after a rash of teen suicides here in 2007. Knowing there is healing power in laughter, he spearheaded an educational program designed to teach students how to perform stand-up, and he provided comedy lessons. Flynn’s program, called […]
Play Review: See Monsters of The Deep
There was little reason to smile during the first half of 1937: the Great Depression was grinding on, unemployment was at 14%, the Hindenburg burst into flames attempting to moor in New Jersey, and Amelia Earhart had vanished. And on Nantucket Island, a sea monster lurked around our shores. Despite the country’s turmoil, this mysterious creature drew national attention. Reporters and newsreel photographers reported the sightings.
White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket has an exciting schedule of shows to celebrate its 10th anniversary season, including Dial M for Murder, a killer comedy that preceded the classic Hitchcock film and features Tony Awardwinner Celia Keenan-Bolger. The season will also include two highly anticipated new works that were […]
You can re-live your childhood in the Neverland you never knew with White Heron Theatre’s stellar production of Peter and the Starcatcher. This Tony-award winning play by Rick Elice based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson takes the audience (and the play’s unlikely heroes) through thrilling […]
Across the world, theaters have made the difficult but necessary decision to close their doors to audiences, cast, and crew during the global pandemic. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to take in one of Nantucket’s theatre productions at the The Dreamland, The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, or the White Heron Theatre, you have experienced the magic of live theatre as it transports you to new places, new people, and new ideas…
by Catherine Macallister Despite the chill of the AC running in the theatre, you will feel as though you have been transported to Groverdell, Texas during the heat of July. Lush, green thickets surround a small porch, piled with various items like chairs and suitcases. Through a large screen door […]