Play With Your Food opens its 16th season of lunchtime theater in January in Westport, Fairfield and Greenwich with riveting one-act plays read by professional actors, many of whom hail from Broadway and off B’way. Westport’s season opens on January 9, 10 & 11, at Toquet Hall in Westport (58 Post Road East). Westport’s lunches will be catered by Rory’s Restaurant. Fairfield’s season opener on January 16, at Fairfield Theatre Company (70 Sanford Street), will be catered by The Pantry. And on January 24 & 25, at Greenwich Arts Council (299 Greenwich Avenue), lunches will be catered by Meli Melo. All doors open at noon beginning with lunch, followed by the playreadings and a discussion with the actors and director from 12:30–1:30 pm. January plays in Westport and Fairfield include Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy’s Getting In (his autobiographically humorous and heartwarming tale of his rise from high school dropout to WWII G.I. all the way to the Ivy League); Scott Mullen’s comedic take on grown-ups finding their way back to The Sandbox; and Deborah Frockt’s Hard-Boiled, a relevant look at politics in the workplace. Greenwich program in development. Tickets cost $47 for single shows, or cost $180 for purchase of January–April season subscription ($45 per show). Some dates already sold out. For remaining season dates and to purchase tickets, please visit JIBProductions.org or call 203.293.8729.
The Counseling Center at Yorktown Heights hosts a Documentary Film/Panel Discussion Night on Wednesday, January 17, showcasing the film, “Reversing the Stigma”.
After the film, the following people will be on-hand to answer questions about addiction, treatment options and the recovery process:
Dair Melendez-Drier, LMHC, CASC, Clinical Director, The Counseling Center at Yorktown
Susan Salamone, Co-founder and Executive Director, Drug Crisis in our Backyard
Marialice Ryan, MPA, Addictions Program Specialist, Bureau of Recovery, OASAS
A New Documentary that Charts a Momentous Period of Change for The Met and New York City in the 50’s and 60’s from Director, Susan Froemke.
As the Metropolitan Opera launches its 133rd season this fall, a new film by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the company’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews, The Opera House chronicles the creation of the Metropolitan Opera’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the 50’s and 60’s. Among the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met’s imperious General Manager who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.
Enjoy free family movie nights at The Westchester! Every Thursday, The Westchester will screen free family-friendly movies in the CONNECT Lounge at 6 p.m. Before the movie begins, be sure to stop by one of the great eateries in SAVOR for dinner. While this event is free, we ask that those who wish to attend make a reservation indicating the number of children and adults in the party by using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/january-family-movie-nights-at-the-westchester-tickets-41625117848
Date Friday January 19, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Facility Whippoorwill Theater – Library
Join us for a look into the life of the famed Chilean poet during a time of tremendous political upheaval in his country. This tightly woven 2016 thriller follows Neruda’s attempts to flee persecution while his creative output is exploding, spreading his reputation internationally. In Spanish with English subtitles.
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. (Registration recommended but all are welcome to attend.)
Phoenix will be the featured film for January in the 2017-2018 International Film Festival sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. It will be shown Friday, January 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at Maryknoll, 55 Ryder Road in Ossining. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
Phoenix is a 2014 film co-produced by Germany and Poland directed by Christian Petzold. The film is about a disfigured holocaust survivor whose husband doesn’t recognize her when she returns after having had her face reconstructed.
The film festival provides nine monthly offerings on Friday evenings from September to May. The current series, Life through Death: The Old Verities & Truths of the Human Heart, includes an introduction by a Maryknoll missioner and a brief discussion after the screening.
Join us at Brewster High School on Saturday, January 20 for our 16th Annual Performance Team Showcase! Get a preview performance of the 2018 competition routines before the team heads out to compete for the season. The schedule will be as follows:
9:00 AM : Solo/Duo/Trio Showcase
5:30 PM: Group Showcase
As always, FREE ADMISSION! Come support the award winning Seven Star School Performance Team Dancers