The Orleans Arena Theater on Cape Cod wasn’t the first summer stock theater, but it was the first “in the round” theater that operated only in summertime. The Arena’s history is told through dramatic reenactment, historical photos and former resident interviews in Stagestruck: Confessions from Summer Stock, which will be screened this week. The film is a nostalgic look at the Orleans Arena Theater which operated from 1950 to 1976. Author and playwright Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., an Orleans Arena Theater alumnus, is featured in the film.
The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on August 22 at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven, through a collaboration between the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and the Film Society.
Admission is $5 for museum or film society members, and $8 for nonmembers. Visit mvmuseum.org for more information or call 508-627-4441.