Picture a plethora of fans, cheering on their favorites as more and more participants are disqualified, sneaking forward to nab an autograph but perhaps secretly hoping to see an up-close “crash and burn” scenario.
Sounds like the Indy 500, but it also describes the dance marathons of the 1930s.
There is a feeling of excitement from the Avram Theater to Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton, the center for Southampton Arts. The burgeoning graduate arts program headed by Robert Reeves has recently added theater to its roster of offerings. There are already M.F.A. degree programs in creative writing and literature. Bringing the theater arts program to Southampton is a natural progression.
The future of the Thomas Moran House, the Long Island Power Authority’s answer to Tropical Storm Irene, and plaques and proclamations were on the agenda at Friday’s East Hampton Village Board meeting.
Marti Mayo, the executive director of the Thomas Moran Trust, gave an update on the house at 229 Main Street. It is deteriorating, she said, with some sections on the verge of collapse.