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COVID-19 Admission Policy

Effective October 14, 2021, White Heron Theatre Company admission to all ticketed events will require patrons 12-years-old and older to provide proof of full vaccination along with a valid photo ID (examples include a driver’s license, a passport, or a school ID). Full vaccination means at least 14 days have elapsed since taking one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or at least 14 days have elapsed since taking two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include a physical card or a clear photograph of a complete vaccination card that matches the patron’s ID.

Anyone 12-years-old or older who cannot be vaccinated due to a reasonable medical accommodation must provide either a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance.

Patrons may present proof of vaccination or a negative test on paper or a smartphone.

In accordance with guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), we require the use of face masks while indoors regardless of vaccination status. Please keep your face covering fully in place at all times inside White Heron Theatre Company.

November 25 – December 4, 2021

A Nantucket Christmas Carol

Adapted by Mark Shanahan

from Charles Dickens

Directed by Graydon Gund


Let the holiday spirits light your way.


The spirit of the island meets the spirits of the holidays! The whale oil trade has made Ebenezer Scrooge a wealthy man, but islanders know him better for his hard heart and miserly ways. The apparition of his partner, Jacob Marley, and the three spirits of Christmas visit to remind him that “mankind is his business.” This clever weaving of the beloved tale with Nantucket history creates a wholly original experience for the whole family.

Tickets start at $20, with both Thursdays as special 1/2 priced performances


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Original Radio Drama created especially for you, our Nantucket audience.

In theatre we have a tradition. Whenever the stage goes dark between performances, we always like to leave a single light burning in the house until the curtain can rise again. We call it – a “ghost light.” And until we can all meet once more at White Heron, we’re pleased to offer you something we like to call our Ghost Light Series. Our first series is adapted and directed by Mark Shanahan from Blue Balliett’s book Nantucket Ghosts, 44 True Accounts. Performed by White Heron’s award-winning actors. Original music, sound design and audio production by John Gromada.

Ghost Light Series

A Trip Across the Sound
From the Archives of the Inquirer and Mirror
Told by Lynne Bolton
A letter to the editor of Nantucket’s hometown newspaper, dated August 1942. While crossing the Nantucket Sound on the ferry to Nantucket, a reader reports a strange and unexplainable sighting among the passengers aboard.
A Shaker Rocker
Told by Drew McVety Whistle
Featuring Steve Pacek, Alexandra Kopko and Catherine Shanahan
Restoring an old Nantucket house means getting to know it intimately. For one couple, pulling up floorboards and tearing down wallpaper reveals the history of their new home’s original owner- a whaling captain who left his name hidden in unexpected places throughout the house. In some ways, his presence is still very much felt, as if he never left the house. Then again, maybe…he didn’t.
Featuring Michael Kopko, Ciaran Byrne and Sandra Shipley
After a difficult year battling personal demons, Martin James returns to the Nantucket guest house he visited as a boy, hoping to recapture the happy days of his childhood. But when he stumbles across a mysterious relic on the beach, James accidentally summons a terrifying vision which grips him with fear… and may never let go.
Inspired by the short story “O Whistle And I’ll Come To You, My Lad”.
A Little Girl
Told by Marina Morrissey
James Parker is the best electrician on Nantucket Island. That’s why he was chosen to install the alarm system at the house on Mill Street. And yet, the alarm keeps going off, without explanation. But, Parker knows that there are some things which lurk just beneath the surface that can’t be explained. He saw something at that house. What it was, he cannot say. But it was there. Every parent wants to help a child in need. But when that child only appears from the beyond, things become a whole lot more complicated.


In the spring of 2021, we recorded our fellow Spanish speaking Nantucketers. We are delighted to share their stories of immigrating to Nantucket with you for the first time in this new podcast series.

Audio production by John Gromada.

Co-producer Maria Partida.

Made possible with the generous support of the Mass Cultural Council, the Nantucket Cultural Council, and Cape Cod 5 Savings Bank.

Episode #1: Mayra (in English)

Epsiode #1: Mayra (in Spanish)

Episode #2: Claudia (in English)

Episode #2: Claudia (in Spanish)