Tuesday, October 11, 2011

News Briefs Oct. 11

  • Subscriptions are now on sale to the general public for the 2012 season at Westport Country Playhouse. They may be purchased online at www.westportplayhouse.org or by calling the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177. To introduce the series of five productions, the Playhouse will host a “2012 Season Preview Night” on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 pm featuring a presentation by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director, followed by a Q&A, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beverages and giveaways. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Fall Writing classes at The Mark Twain House & Museum 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Wednesdays Oct. 26 to Dec. 7. Novelist and memoirist Mary-Ann Tirone Smith will lead a fiction workshop and columnist and memoirist Susan Campbell will lead a non-fiction group. Fee $500. Call Steve Courtney at 860-247-0998, Ext. 243, or email steve.courtney@marktwainhouse.org to register.
  • Yale School of Drama presents Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights by Gertrude Stein, directed by Lileana Blain Cruz, Oct.  25-29 at the Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St., New Haven. 
  • The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University kicks off its Broadway Divas Series featuring Women of Wicked with Dee Roscioli and her Broadway Friends, all of whom have performed in Wicked and other Broadway productions. Described as an enthralling night of Broadway music, the Women of Wicked will take the stage on Saturday, Oct. 22 for two performances at 6 and 9 pm. Tickets and info 203-371-7908. This Sunday, Oct. 16,  the American Legends Series features award-winning actress and singer Shirley Jones at 3 pm.
  • The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts begins its 2011-2012 Sweet Sounds Series with rising bluegrass star Sierra Hull & Highway 111 performing at 8 pm Friday, Oct. 21. Opening the concert will be area favorites The String Fingers Band, which includes Dan Carlucci, an alumnus of Fairfield Prep and Fairfield University. Tickets are $25. Call 203-254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-278-7396; online at www.quickcenter.com.

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