Category | Arts

Fame Debuts at Pierson Middle-High School

Posted on 13 November 2014

“Fame – The Musical,” the age-old story of a group of struggling, young performing artists in New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, the city’s high school for the performing arts, is coming to Sag Harbor with a junior version of the production debuting this Thursday, November 13 performed by the Pierson Middle School Theatre [...]

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Offers a Timeless Message

Posted on 11 November 2014

If there is such a thing as a seminal American novel, then “To Kill a Mockingbird” would have to be at the top of the list.
Set in Alabama in the depths of the Depression, Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1960 novel which tackles the subjects of race, segregation, poverty and prejudice. The book came out in the midst of the Civil Rights struggle and though we’d like to think the issues it raises are firmly entrenched in the rear view mirror of the 21st century, given current political and societal polarization playing out across the nation — and its accompanying hateful rhetoric — Lee’s Maycomb County circa 1935 can look an awful lot like Main Street U.S.A. in 2014.

Abstraction Inspired by Nature

Posted on 11 November 2014

You might say that Roisin Bateman’s artwork is inspired by nature. But hers is not a literal interpretation, instead, her art speaks to forces hinting of change to come—in a moment, an hour or even a lifetime.

The Box Collective Outside the Box with “Wild Horses”

Posted on 11 November 2014

The Box Collective doesn’t operate inside any box. In fact, the philosophy of this theater group is to push the boundaries of traditional labels, and to create a forum for creative expression that inspires performers and audiences to think outside the box. “We are always looking to challenge the boundaries of different disciplines,” said Andrea [...]

Become the Next Suzanne Collins, or Emma Walton Hamilton, in the Children’s Literature Fellows Program

Posted on 11 November 2014

As young adult (YA) fiction remains a commercial and critical force in publishing, the Stony Brook Southampton Children’s Literature Fellows, a one-year graduate level certificate program sponsored by the college’s MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program, announced this week it is now accepting applications for 2015. Developed by author and Children’s Literature Conference Director [...]

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 [...]