Bits And Pieces 03.15.12

Pina and Juliet
    The Parrish Art Museum’s schedule of programs for next week starts on Sunday with a screening of “Pina,” a documentary by Wim Wenders about the choreographer Pina Bausch, and continues with a ballet performance of “Romeo and Juliet.”
    “Pina” was nominated for a 2011 Oscar for best documentary feature and was shown at the Hamptons International Film Festival last fall. Mr. Wenders is known for his films “Wings of Desire” and “Buena Vista Social Club.” He became friends with Bausch, who died in 2009, after seeing one of her productions in Venice. Their plans for a joint venture came to fruition just months before she died of cancer, two days before shooting was scheduled to begin. The film includes interviews and performances by her original company members. The screening starts at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $7, $5 for Parrish members.
    The Southampton museum’s Opera and Ballet in Cinema series will present “Romeo and Juliet” in a live HD simulcast from London’s Royal Ballet at 3:30 p.m. next Thursday. With music by Sergey Prokofiev, the three-hour production was choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan, the artistic director of the Royal Ballet from 1970 to 1977. Tickets cost $20, $17 for Parrish members. MacMillan’s first full-length ballet, it premiered in 1965 and continues to receive critical acclaim even after more than 400 performances.


‘Black Tie’ Auditions
    The Hampton Theatre Company will hold auditions for “Black Tie,” A.R. Gurney’s new comedy about a wedding verging on ruin, on March 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on March 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue. The play has roles for three men and two women. Both union and nonunion actors have been invited to attend.
    The roles include Father, a gentleman in his late 60s, who does not let death interfere with his ability to influence his family; Curtis, in his late 40s or 50s, who is the father of the bridegroom; Mimi, his attractive wife in her mid-40s to early 50s, who is a bit more progressive in her thinking; Elsie, a daughter in her 20s, and Teddy, also in his 20s, the indecisive bridegroom on the eve of his wedding.
    Rehearsals will begin the second week of April, with performances at the Quogue Community Hall from May 24 through June 10, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Diana Marbury will direct.
    Readings will be from the script. No monologue or appointment is necessary. More information can be had by e-mailing petermarbury@netscape.net. Information about the theater company can be found on its Web site, hamptontheatre.org. Those unable to make the scheduled audition times will be accommodated with an alternate time, if possible. Housing will be available for out-of-town actors.