Don’t you just love permanent-collection shows? Even institutions as large as the Metropolitan Museum of Art never get to show all of their holdings at one time. Sometimes there are good reasons objects are not on display, but many times it just has to do with whether they fit a chosen theme or time period.
“Sordid Lives,” a black comedy by the Texas-born writer, director, and producer Del Shores, will open this evening at 7:30 at the Southampton Cultural Center and run through Jan. 31. The play premiered in Los Angeles in 1996 and won 14 Drama-Logue Awards.
The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will hold open auditions at the Quogue Community Hall on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. for “Lost in Yonkers,” Neil Simon’s award-winning comedy about two young boys coming of age in a zany family in 1942.
The Watermill Center will hold two open rehearsals on Saturday afternoon. Boomerang, a physically nuanced dance and performance group created in 2012 by Matty Davis, Kora Radella, and Adrian Galvin, will show a new work commissioned by Dixon Place on the Lower East Side, where it will premiere in March.
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its next concert on Monday at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church by appointment only. Prospective singers have been asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-9402 to sign up.
The Met: Live in HD will return to Guild Hall with Bizet’s opera “Les Pecheurs de Perles” on Saturday at 1 p.m. Premiered in Paris in 1863, the opera was last performed at the Met in 1916, with Enrico Caruso, Frieda Hempel, and Giuseppe De Luca in the lead roles.
A partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival has broadened the East Hampton Library’s already vigorous year-round film program. The relationship began last fall, when the library became a festival site. “It was a great match for us,” said Dennis Fabiszak, the library’s director. “They can use our facility as a small theater for the...
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