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Alluring, scheming, and yet naive Cliona desperately longs for a more fulfilling life, away from the insular and isolated island that she feels has trapped her since birth. She plots to escape, but small town conflicts and the forces of nature conspire against her.

The Mistover Tale is a modern interpretation of Thomas Hardy’s classic tragedy “The Return Of The Native” set amid the remote beaches and open fields of "off-season" Martha’s Vineyard.

The fatally flawed island misfit, Cliona (Naomi Packard Dunn), has one great desire: to leave her culturally desolate island for the bright lights of New York City.  Cliona is the long-time lover of the worldly and entitled Ned (Kevin Rice), and she dreams that together they will make a great escape. But when Ned suddenly marries the prim Tamsin (Heidi Pulkkinen) Cliona’s fantasy is shattered.

Opportunity knocks with the arrival of Tamsin’s brother Henry (Harry Tappan Heher), who retreats to the island from New York City in pursuit of a simpler life.  Cliona sees Henry as her way out, while Henry sees Cliona as the embodiment of island living. They marry, horrifying Henry’s judgmental and highbrow mother (Lee Fierro). As time passes Cliona and Henry realize their crossed intentions, and their marriage begins to sour.  

Still clinging to hopes of leaving the stark and bleak island, Cliona renews her affair with Ned, and tragedy ensues.

The Mistover Tale shows us how our own natures - and the natural forces around us - can determine our fates, and either destroy or transform us. Nature Is Fate.

 

 
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The Mistover Tale shows us how our own natures - and the natural forces around us - can determine our fate, and either destroy or transform us.

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Story


The Mistover Tale shows us how our own natures - and the natural forces around us - can determine our fate, and either destroy or transform us.