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Bits and Pieces: 10.17.19

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:02

Two Epic Productions

Encore screenings of ambitious productions from National Theatre Live and The Met: Live in HD will take place at Guild Hall this weekend, starting tomorrow evening at 7 with the play “Small Island,” Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel.

Directed by Rufus Norris, the production focuses on the interwoven lives of three immigrants from Jamaica to England in 1948. According to The Observer’s critic Kate Kellaway, “There was not a second during this transporting evening of being even slightly tempted to glance at one’s watch or to remember one was in a theatre at all.” Tickets are $18, $16 for members.

Puccini’s “Turandot” will be shown on Saturday at 1 p.m. Franco Zeffirelli’s production stars the soprano Christine Goerke in the title role of the beautiful princess who will only marry a suitor who can answer three riddles. The tenor Yusif Eyvazov plays Calaf, the prince whose solution of the puzzles turns out to be not enough to win Turandot’s heart.

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the Met’s music director and conductor of the production, “led an exciting and insightful account of Puccini’s ‘Turandot,’ ” according to Anthony Tommasini, the opera critic of The New York Times. Tickets to the three-and-a-half-hour program are $23, $21 for members, and $16 for students.

Meet the Artists

In Process @ Watermill Center, the venue’s ongoing series that invites community members to engage with the center’s resident artists, will take place Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4.

Lars Daniel Rehn, a visual artist from Sweden known for his humorous and detailed paintings, will show a new painting in progress and a large 3-D replica of one of the iconic cubes that appear throughout his work.

Kirk Knight, an American record producer, rapper, and songwriter, will discuss his creative process and share excerpts from his latest EP, which he is working on at the center.

Jeffrey Perkins, a queer poet from rural New Hampshire, will read excerpts from his most recent book, which explores identity in relation to context and how perceived divisions can be bridged.

The event is free but reservations are required.

Music at Duck Creek

The final program in the so-called shoulder season, a series of concerts at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs, will feature Carmen Rothwell, a bassist from New York City who works at the intersection of creative, improvised, and contemporary music. With her trio, Scree, she will perform material that incorporates atmospheric rock textures on Saturday at 5 p.m. in the John Little Barn.

The program is free but limited to an audience of 30. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis at [email protected].

Classical Piano

Yoonie Han, an award-winning pianist who has performed at such noted venues as Berliner Philharmonie, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center, is next up in the Salon Series of classical music concerts at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. During tomorrow’s 6 p.m. program, Ms. Han will perform selections from Reynaldo Hahn’s rarely heard “Le Rossignol Éperdu,” which she recently recorded for Steinway Records.

The performance will also include works by Debussy, Godowsky, and Beethoven. Ms. Han will offer insight into and anecdotes about her program, and a reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $25, $10 for members.

Casting Call

Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold auditions for Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance” on Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m. Auditions will begin promptly, and late arrivals will be seen at the discretion of the director, Joan M. Lyons. Readings from the script will occur, and sides will be provided. Most rehearsals take place on weekday evenings.

The show will run from Jan. 10 through Jan. 26, 2020. More information is available from [email protected].


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