Bits And Pieces 06.21.12

Local culture news

Shakespeare on Aging
    Maurice Charney, a past president of the Shakespeare Association of America, will give a talk called “Shakespeare on Aging” at the Montauk Library on Sunday afternoon.
    In the 17th century no one expected to live much past 60 or so, and Shakespeare himself never quite got there; he died at 52. Nevertheless, the theme of aging can be found throughout his poems and plays.
    Dr. Charney, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, will speak at the free event from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

For Bay Street Faithful
    This is subscriber appreciation Sunday at the Bay Street Theatre, with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres for the theater’s most faithful audiences from 4 to 6 p.m. in the theater lobby.
    There is still time to participate; subscriptions are available online at “My Brilliant Divorce,” which has garnered brilliant reviews, is playing through June 24; “Men’s Lives” will play July 3 through July 29, and “Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues,” from Aug. 7 through Sept. 2.
    Those planning to attend Sunday’s reception have been asked to R.S.V.P. to