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…)

11/06/15 12:38pm
Alex Mallory, center, directing Bob Rattcliff, left, and Dave Clark at a rehearsal for ÔThe Telling Project,Õ to be performed on Shelter Island this weekend (Credit: Charity Robey)

Alex Mallory, center, directing Bob Rattcliff, left, and Dave Clark at a rehearsal for “The Telling Project”, to be performed on Shelter Island this weekend (Credit: Charity Robey)

On Saturday, November 7, a group of local veterans and military family members will stand before an audience and share their raw, sometimes funny and often heartbreaking stories of service and sacrifice in the U.S. military.

Called “The Telling Project,” and just in time for Veterans Day, it’s much more than the sum of its seven parts. Each individual relates a unique experience, but the power of the theatrical event is the way all the stories become part of a bigger narrative — the reality of military service in our time.

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