Category | Arts

Mockingbird Brings Literature Alive at Bay Street Theatre

Posted on 06 November 2014

Getting kids to connect with great literature isn’t as easy as it once was. These days the simple book vies for attention in an increasingly competitive world against the likes of video games, online streaming and social media.
Fortunately, Bay Street Theater has designed a sure fire way to get kids excited about the classics. Each fall, the Literature Live! program takes a classic novel that is typically part of middle or high school curriculums and brings it to life on the stage.
Now in its 6th year, this year’s Literature Live! offering is Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The play runs November 7 to 29 with weekday performances for school groups and weekend shows for the general public.

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Round Table Brings the Prince of Danes to Guild Hall

Posted on 06 November 2014

“Hamlet,” Shakespeare’s most famous play, is a tragedy that has it all…even by today’s standards. There are ghosts, murders, lust, revenge, a probable suicide and, at its core a family feud within the Danish royal family that rivals anything reality TV has to offer — all set against the backdrop of Denmark’s Elsinore Castle.
That’s a lot of angst to digest…. so just imagine the conversations that are taking place these days around the dinner table at Morgan and Tristan Vaughan’s house in East Hampton.

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Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya to Read Wednesday at Writers Speak at Stony Brook-Southampton

Posted on 03 November 2014

The March 19th bombing of Baghdad was a night of “shock and awe” that illuminated TV screens across America in 2003, but novelist Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya hopes to educate those at his reading at Stony Brook-Southampton next Wednesday how it truly feels to be the citizen of a city under siege. Mr. Roy-Bhattacharya, whose novel “The Watch” was named one of Publishers Weekly’s “Ten Best Contemporary War Novels” last year, first began writing fiction after witnessing the Velvet Revolutions and took time to speak with The Express for this week in a Q & A:

“There Will be Apricots” At Almond

Posted on 03 November 2014

  Almond restaurant continues its monthly “Artists & Writers Night” with Jessica Soffer, author of “Tomorrow There Will be Apricots” on Tuesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. Ms. Soffer will read from her book and discuss the theme of food within its narrative. The evening will also feature a family style, three-course menu created by [...]

“Listen Up Philip” Has Theatrical Opening in Sag Harbor

Posted on 03 November 2014

“Listen Up Philip,” a complex, idiosyncratic comedy starring Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, Joséphine de La Baume, Dree Hemingway, and Jess Weixler will have its theatrical opening at the Sag Harbor Cinema, 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor on Friday, November 7. Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, a 2013 Independent Spirit [...]

Anita Kusick Paintings at JJML

Posted on 03 November 2014

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will host an opening reception for painter Anita Kusick on Saturday, November 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library at 34 West Water Street in Sag Harbor. Ms. Kusick’s exhibit of paintings will be on view at the library through November 30. Her painted works [...]

Reuse, Repurpose, Upcycle at The Parrish

Posted on 03 November 2014

The Parrish Art Museum will host its annual fall family festival, “Community Scrollathon: Reuse, Repurpose, Upcycle” on Sunday, November 9. The festival is a collaboration with artists-in-residence, The Water Mill Center and the Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) and will focus on activities involving recycling and reusing materials. Community Scrollathon: Reuse, Repurpose, Upcycle [...]

InCircles Brings Local Punk to The Talkhouse

Posted on 28 October 2014

People were talking about InCircles, the punk band that rocked Main Street, at the Sag Harbor American Music Festival a few weeks ago. Jewlee Trudden, lead singer and guitarist, was pretty excited to see the diverse audience dancing and bopping to her group’s original tunes. Many audience members said they were surprised to hear their fresh, punky sound in a festival full of folk and singer/songwriters, and some approached them to say they’d seek the group out in the future. Ms. Trudden hopes they’ll make good of this next weekend at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.

“The World Goes ‘Round” Brings Kander & Ebb to Southampton Cultural Center

Posted on 28 October 2014

The legendary songwriting duo of Kander and Ebb have been responsible for some of the biggest hits on Broadway in the past half century. Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb first began their collaboration back in 1962, and in the years that followed, the pair wrote a prolific number of songs and scores including “Cabaret,” which is currently enjoying a revival on Broadway in the old Studio 54 space, “Funny Lady,” and, perhaps their most memorable (and biggest) hit, “Chicago.”
And because he has been denied the rights to produce “Chicago” time and time again (it’s been 17 consecutive years, but who’s counting) this fall, Michael Disher, director of Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center, decided to approach the challenge from a totally unique angle by bringing the music of Kander and Ebb to the stage in an entirely different form.

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Mary Ellen Bartley Leans Above the Page at Guild Hall

Posted on 28 October 2014

On its surface, a book looks like a fairly simple object. But crack one open and you just might find a tool with transformative powers. Between the covers of a good book it’s possible to discover the essence of emotion, beauty, compassion or suspense. A book can be wholly meditative or a call to action.

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