Members of The Acting Company, an acclaimed troupe The New York Times called “the major touring classical theater in the United States,” were in Bridgeport this month, teaching Central High School drama students tricks of their craft during a week-long residency organized by Fairfield’s Quick Center for the Arts. Next week, they’ll bring their seasoned talents to the Quick Center stage in a thoroughly modern and stimulating production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The curtain goes up on Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. on this exhilarating performance directed by Rob Melrose. Tickets are still available.
Another theatrical production graces the stage on Tuesday, March 27, when New York playwright Jason Mitchell brings his debut play, The Red Box, to The Quick at 7:30 p.m. This exploration of the gay survivors of the Holocaust sheds light on the post-war camp life of this little-discussed group. The thought-provoking production is brought to campus by the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies. Seating is free, but reservations are requested at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.
Best-selling author Sarah Vowell has been called “an intellectual melting pot” (Los Angeles Times) with a “playful, provocative stand-up approach.” (New York Times) See for yourself what they mean on Wednesday, March 28 at 8 p.m., when Vowell joins us for Open VISIONS Forum, Fairfield’s signature lecture series. This author of Assassination Vacation and The Wordy Shipmates is a frequent guest of David Letterman and Jon Stewart and will deliver “Author’s Liberty as a Voice of Patriotic Radicalism” at her Quick Center appearance. Buy your tickets now.
Misconceptions lead to misperceptions in the hilarious classic British comedy She Stoops To Conquer, especially when placed in the able hands of the National Theatre of London. The Quick Center invites you to enjoy live and encore broadcasts of their well-received production in crisp HD on Thursday, March 29. The live mayhem begins at 2 p.m., while those who’d enjoy an evening performance can view the encore at 7 p.m. Come see why The Evening Standard pronounced this a “wonderfully youthful” and “fizzy production,” giving it five stars. Buy your tickets today.
The excitement is building for one of the Quick Center’s most anticipated performance of the season to date — the Moscow Festival Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty on Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m. With a soaring score by Tchaikovsky and classical choreography by Marius Petipa, this magical production is sure to delight dance fans of all ages. Limited tickets are available now.
The dancing continues on April 1 at 1 p.m., when Spirit of Uganda takes the stage at The Quick. This high-energy performance offers audience members a chance to lose themselves in the melodic drumming, sprightly dancing and gorgeous call-and-response vocals of this East African nation. A project of Empower African Children, the troupe serves as ambassadors for Uganda’s 2.4 million orphans, thrilling audiences around the world. Buy your tickets now.
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