Bits And Pieces 07.12.12

Local culture news

‘The Tempest’
    “The Tempest” will storm onto an outdoor stage at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island for a two-night run this weekend. The 90-minute show, a presentation of the Green Theatre Collective, will start at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with tickets sold at the door, $15 for adults and $5 for children. The production will take place in a field at the manor, 80 North Ferry Road, unless it rains, in which case it will move indoors to Havens House, 16 South Ferry Road.
    Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett will host “The Tempest” for a five-night run, starting on Wednesday and continuing through July 22, at 6:30 each night except on July 21, when the show will start at 5. Tickets for these performances are $20 for adults and $5 for children. In case of a tempest, the action will move to a nearby barn at 151 Town Lane.
    Audiences at both venues have been advised to take chairs or blankets; picnicking is fine. Richard Horwich of East Hampton, a Shakespeare scholar, is the dramaturg on the performances.

‘The Graduate’
    Mrs. Robinson and her leopard-print bra and garters will return to theSouthampton Cultural Center beginning tonight at 7 p.m. in a Center Stage production of  Terry Johnson’s adaptation of “The Graduate,” through July 29. Tickets cost $22, students under 21 with ID, $12, at