Italians, Irish, the Red Scare and a little taste of the Bard!

Submitted by Meredith Guinness, Assistant Director, Media Relations on February 24, 2012

 

Image: Guaglione (Rome, Lazio), 1975Fairfield’s Bellarmine Museum of Art is wrapping up a month of lectures and events related to its current exhibition, “From Italy to America: Photographs of Anthony Riccio.” The final event in the series is a free lecture with B. Amore, an Italian-American artist, educator and writer, who will discuss her career in the context of Italy and America. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion with Anthony Riccio and Bellarmine Museum of Art Director JIll Deupi, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history. Join us on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. in Bellarmine Hall for this enlightening event. And don’t forget to stop by now through March 30 to take in the simple beauty of Riccio’s black and white photography and all the treasures of the Bellarmine. Image: Celtic Nights

On Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m., “Celtic Nights: Journey of Hope” whisks you away to the beauty and artistry of Eire! Direct from Ireland, this stirring tale of the Celtic experience transports the audience with exquisite traditional ballads, vivid choreography, and the timeless tale of an ever-courageous people. Buy your tickets today for this pre-St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza!

 

On Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, Fairfield’s crack Radio Drama troupe springs to action for “Communists! The Red Scare on the Air,” an evening of shows highlighting America’s alternately chilling and hilarious obsession with the red menace in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The radio was a main front for anti-Communist messages and Communists regularly appeared as villains both in children’s adventures and Image: Comdey of Errorsentire bombastic series, such as “I Was a Communist for the FBI.” Take in this highly entertaining history lesson on March 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. or at the Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets are available now.

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 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10 and tickets are available here.

 

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