“From Italy to America: Photographs of Anthony Riccio,” the well-received current exhibition at Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art, has been a stepping-off point for several events on campus and the last week of February is no exception. Organizers at the museum welcome three special events related to this stunning collection of black and white photography.
On Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m., artist, author, oral historian Anthony Riccio will join his friend Chef Silvio Suppa for an animated discussion of the creation of their 2010 book, Chef Silvio: Stories and Authentic Recipes from Campania. In between, these amici will expound on life, food and the Old County that informs both Riccio’s photography and Suppa’s delectable dishes. Join us for this free evening at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road.
On Wednesday, February 29, Fairfield will offer a screening of Golden Door, an epic film about one family’s journey from Italy to the U.S. in the early 20th century. Championed by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, this beautiful story won the coveted Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Golden Door star Vincenzo Amato will introduce the film with Fairfield’s own Mary Ann Carolan, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and director of the Italian Studies Program. LIsten to Amato talk to reporters about the film and his tips for young actors at the Tribeca Film Festival. Get your tickets today to this special 7:30 p.m. screening in HD at the Quick Center for the Arts.
Rounding out the week at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 at the Quick Center is a belly laugh-filled performance by Regina Barreca, Ph.D., an Italian-American author, columnist, humorist and nationally acclaimed speaker who will muse on everything from politics to panty lines! Buy your tickets today!
Have you ever wondered how art and spirituality intersect and can help in healing? Come for “Art and Spirituality in Healthcare,” a free lecture by Lindsay Farrell, acting associate vice chancellor and head of the School of Arts and Sciences of the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane. Farrell will talk about his research and his own artwork beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 29, in the Barone Campus Center Oak Room.
They may be called the Reduced Shakespeare Company, but don’t expect any mention of Romeo, Othello or nutty Ophelia during their performance at The Quick on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. In fact, this hilarious troupe flies far from the Bard’s radar, offering up The Complete World of Sports (abridged), a merciless but affectionate satire of an ESPN-style broadcast full of their usual wit, creativity and rapid-fire delivery. Tickets are still available for this fun-filled romp!
Shakespeare’s lyric storytelling will be front and center for a performance of his ever-fresh The Comedy of Errors from the National Theatre of London in HD. This encore broadcast of the acclaimed production from across the pond begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 1 and tickets are available here.
At the end of the week Fairfield will play host to the much-anticipated Theatre in the Raw: The Lucille Lortel Festival of New Plays. Connecticut-based playwrights have been commissioned to write three plays for Fairfield student actors and professional directors and the fruits of their labors will be on display from March 1-3 at 8 p.m. and March 3-4 at 2 p.m. at Fairfield’s intimate PepsiCo Theatre. This exciting series is produced in conjunction with the Fairfield Museum and History Center’s exhibition Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County, curated by Dr. Marti LoMonaco, professor of visual and performing arts. Tickets are available for all shows here.
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