02/01/17 6:01am
The Money Shot

Photo: From left, Joe Marshall (Steve), Kristin Whiting (Bev), Bonnie Grice (Karen) and Tamara Salkin (Missy) in Neil LaBute’s play “The Money Shot” at the Southampton Cultural Center. (Credit: Dane DuPuis)

Have you ever considered what would you might do to salvage your sinking career?

How about taking part in a film that puts you in a compromising position in the most literal of terms?

In Neil LaBute’s play “The Money Shot,” that’s the question facing Steve and Karen, two fading Hollywood stars whose outsized egos take center stage wherever they go, much to the dismay of their respective long-suffering spouses who are inevitably dragged along for the ride. LaBute’s 2014 Off-Broadway play is currently enjoying its Long Island premiere in a Center Stage production at the Southampton Cultural Center. (more…)

01/05/17 6:08am
Mary Badham (as Scout) and Gregory Peck (as Atticus Finch) in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Mary Badham (as Scout) and Gregory Peck (as Atticus Finch) in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

In 1960, an unknown airline reservation agent named Harper Lee published her first novel. That book, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” went on to win the Pulitzer Prize and became a beloved works of fiction as well as a staple in American classrooms.

Two years later, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote adapted Lee’s novel for the screen and won the Oscar for his work. It was one of the film’s three Academy Awards and it featured a career defining performance by Gregory Peck.

On Saturday, January 7 at 7 p.m., Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater and the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will present a screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a film directed by Robert Mulligan which masterfully captures Lee’s deft exploration of race and class relations, gender roles, and a child’s loss of innocence.  (more…)

12/24/16 6:00am
Credit: Courtesy photo

Credit: Courtesy photo

The New Year will soon be upon us, so turn over a new leaf with … “The Doubtful Sprout,” a show for little ones and their parents by Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater.

The show is Saturday, December 31 at 11 a.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor where the audience will tunnel down with Worm and Sprout to discover the mysterious life found inside soil. (more…)

11/04/16 6:00am
Scarlet Letter Bay Street Theater

Credit: Bay Street Theater Courtesy

Fans of “The Scarlet Letter” will be pleased to know that its protagonist Hester Prynne is alive and well … and appearing this month at Bay Street Theater.

It’s all part of Literature Live! Bay Street’s annual educational initiative which brings classic books to life on stage, and Hester, of course, is the heroine of the 1850 novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, who you may remember from your high school English class. The play opens at Bay Street on Monday, November 7. (more…)