Bits and Pieces 02.07.19
David Hare Play
An encore screening from London’s National Theatre of “I’m Not Running,” a new play by the multiple award-winning playwright David Hare, will take place at Guild Hall tomorrow evening at 7.
Directed by Neil Armfield, the play focuses on Pauline (Sian Brooke), a doctor who leads a campaign to save her local hospital, and Jack (Alex Hassell), her former boyfriend and a Labour Party politician on the rise. Pauline’s role as a supporter of the National Health Service leads to her becoming a member of Parliament and a possible competitor of Jack’s for Labour’s leadership.
In his review of the production for The Guardian, Michael Billington wrote, “As always with Hare, the play is packed with sharp and witty apercus and highly quotable lines.” Tickets are $18, $16 for members.
Feiffer and King
The Friday Night Flicks series at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will continue tomorrow at 8 p.m. with “Carnal Knowledge,” the 1971 comedy-drama directed by Mike Nichols and written by Jules Feiffer. The story follows the sexual exploits of two college roommates, the gentle Sandy (Art Garfunkel) and the scheming Jonathan (Jack Nicholson), from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. Mr. Feiffer will discuss the film after the screening. Tickets are $12.
For those who haven’t seen “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” on Broadway and those who can’t get enough of the influential songwriter, Home Alone, a tribute band committed to preserving Ms. King’s legacy, will perform at Bay Street on Saturday at 8 p.m.
The concert will include songs Ms. King wrote and performed on her own and those recorded by other musicians. Among the latter are her first hit, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” recorded by the Shirelles in 1960, and “Up On the Roof” (the Drifters). “Tapestry,” her second studio album, included such memorable tunes as “You’ve Got a Friend” and “I Feel the Earth Move.”
Home Again consists of Deb De Lucca, piano and lead vocals, Keith Droz, drums and vocals, Bobby Sproviero, bass and vocals, Rich Weiner, acoustic and electric guitar, John McDonough, keyboards and vocals, and Stantawn Kendrick, saxophone and flute. Tickets are $35, $45 the day of the show.
New Wolosoff Record
The Montage Music Society has just released “The Astronomer’s Key” by Bruce Wolosoff, an acclaimed classical composer who lives on Shelter Island. The record includes “Astronomer’s Key” for piano quartet, which was inspired by the artwork of Milton Resnick, commissioned by the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation, and premiered at the Anderson Museum of Contemprary Art in Roswell, N.M.
The record also features “The Loom,” a piano trio inspired by the watercolors of Eric Fischl and commissioned by the Eroica Trio and premiered by them at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The final track on the album is “For April,” a work for cello and piano inspired by the charcoal drawings of April Gornik.
Mr. Wolosoff said of Resnick, an Abstract Expressionist painter whose work is in the Anderson Museum’s collection, “His canvases are vast, and they seem to go beyond the canvas and tap into something cosmic. This spiritual force is what attracted me to Resnick’s work.”
The Poetica Ensemble, which performs works by members of the Long Island Composers Alliance as well as standard classical repertoire, will give a chamber concert at the Bridgehampton Museum’s Archives Building on Saturday at 5 p.m.
The group has been performing for more than a decade at concert halls throughout the metropolitan area, including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as in Asia, Europe, and Canada. Its members are Song-A Cho, violin, Chris Shaughnessy, viola, Andrew Perea, violin, and Rebecca Perea, cello. Tickets are $20.
Talk and Film
The Watermill Center’s Nights at the Round Table lecture series will continue with a talk and screening by Ginew Benton, a member of the Native American Ojibway tribe, on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Mr. Benton, who graduated from Stony Brook University with honors in theater and high honors in media arts and was a 2007 Ford Foundation Fellow, will present his 23-minute film “Looking Glass,” the story of a young Native American man who, after his father’s murder, builds a time machine using both science and indigenous knowledge in order to travel back in time to save him.
“Make Up or Break Up? Love Duets at the Opera,” a talk by Tanisha Mitchell, a lecturer and musicologist, will take place at the Montauk Library on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Drawing on her innovative work at the Metropolitan Opera Music Library and the Freeport Memorial Library, Ms. Mitchell will explore duets from such landmark operas as “La Bohème,” “Carmen,” “Faust,” “Otello,” and “Romeo and Juliette.”