Walnut Street Theatre in A Moon for the Misbegotten
Written by Eugene O’Neill
Friday, February 12, 2016 | 8 P.M.
*$40, $35, $30 | $5 Fairfield University students
Master storyteller and four-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Eugene O’Neill demonstrates his prowess in his final play and only love story – A Moon for the Misbegotten. Under a lover’s moon on a Connecticut tenant farm in 1923, two lost souls find hope in each other through O’Neill’s touching and heartbreaking play. A Moon for the Misbegotten was published in 1943 and has been produced five times on Broadway. It is also a critically acclaimed film starring Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst.
Celebrated as America’s oldest theatre at over 200 years old, the Quick Center is honored to welcome back Walnut Street Theatre for this production.
“O’Neill at the height of his powers – masterfully employing classical fundamentals to wring hauntingly poetic truths about love and self-delusion from gritty everyday experience.” –Los Angeles Times
NT Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Thursday February 11, 2016
2 & 7 p.m.
*$25 | $20 seniors | $10 children/non-Fairfield University students | $5 Fairfield University students
Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home.
Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire). In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.
The Young Artists Series
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2 p.m.
In collaboration with the New York International Piano Competition and the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, the Quick Center for the Arts is pleased to bring gifted young pianists in recital three times each year. Whether a classical music lover, teacher, piano student or a family with youngsters, you will find these concerts offer the perfect opportunity to experience some of the finest young artists in the country – for FREE!
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan
"BAKUON” - Legend of the Heartbeat
Monday, February 22, 2016
*$50, $45, $35 | $5 Fairfield University students
Audiences of all ages are captivated by the extraordinary energy and talent Yamato displays in each and every performance. Founded in Japan’s Nara in 1993, Yamato has traveled the world with Japan’s traditional Wadaiko drums, putting its very soul into the instruments, whose sound stirs the hearts of people everywhere. Japan’s most coveted taiko drummers will offer a heart-pounding spectacle not to be missed!
"It was simply captivating. The incredible talent and sheer enjoyment of what they do was plain to see." - The Evening Post (UK)
Come enjoy the high intensity performance of “BAKUON” – Legend of the Heartbeat by the energized Japanese drummers, Yamato.
“From Undergrad Stag to a Hotshot TV Foodie: How This Iron Chef and Restauranteur Followed Her Dream to Success”
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8 p.m.
$45 | $5 Fairfield University students
As one of the most influential women in the world of food, Donatella Arpaia is a trailblazing attorney-turned-culinary mogul (and Fairfield University alumnus). Arpaia opened her first restaurant, Bellini, in 1998 and subsequently opened a string of successful and highly acclaimed restaurants in New York City. Crowned “The Hostess with the Mostest” by Zagat, Arpaia was named one of the "Most Powerful Women" in Manhattan by the New York Post. Recently, she became a recurring guest judge on the Food Network programs Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef and released her own cookbook, Donatella Cooks: Simple Food Made Glamorous.