Friday, August 22, 2014

CT Arts Connections


   

MEOWZA at the Mark Twain
The Mark Twain House and Museum presents an evening for cat lovers at the home of one of America's most famous cat enthusiasts. It's MEOW-ZA! Cat Writers Come Clean 7 pm Saturday, Sept. 20.

When these three authors get together to talk, the conversation is bound to get catty!
Allia Zobel Nolan, author of over 200 titles including Cat Confessions: A Kitty Come Clean Tell-All Book, 101 Reasons Why a Cat Is Better than a Man, and Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much, Clea Simon, author of 16 cat detective books including the Dulcie Schwartz Feline mystery series (Grey Dawn), and Darlene Arden, Certified Animal Behaviorist Consultant and author of dozens of dog and cats books including The Complete Cat's Meow, and Beautiful Cats will purrtake in a panel discussion on writing successful feline novels and how they've created gripping, believable, and entertaining fiction with characters who sleep 20 hours a day. This is a free event, and is followed by a book sale and signing. Reservations are suggested: 860-280-3130; marktwainhouse.org and click on Events.




Tap and Jazz at Playhouse on the Park
Collaboration of some of Connecticut's "20 something" musicians and dancers present a night of tap dancing and jazz music. Tapand Jazz features internationally accomplished tap dancer Tyler Knowlin, award winning jazz vocalist Alita Moses, Emmy award winning composer and pianist Sean Pallatroni along with other guest artists. Presented by stop/time dance theater and Playhouse on Park, this event takes place on Friday, Aug, 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23  at 8pm. Tickets range from $15 - $25, reserved seating. This event is BYOB. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford. 860-523-5900 ext 10; www.PlayhouseOnPark.org.

Book Club Opps at Playhouse on the Park
Playhouse on Park is offering the chance to make literary fantasies become reality. Any book club that chooses a book or play from the 2014-2015 Main Stage season can see it come to life on stage. This season's performances will include the Pulitzer Prize winner Angels in America:Part 1: Millennium Approaches, the emotional drama Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, the Tony award winner Proof, the middle-class comedy The Dining Room, the Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest, and the provocative drama Oleanna. Group rates, Talk Back with the cast and crew: www.playhouseonpark.org; 860-523-5900 x10.

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