"Live! Lit" debuts at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts


"Live! Lit," a series of dramatic readings of some of the world's best short fiction, begins its second season on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The six Sunday performances include fine literature read by seasoned professional actors preceded by an afternoon tea at 2 p.m.

Each Live! Lit afternoon includes three stories based on a common theme. The October 3 performance is titled "On Food" and will be directed by Mia Dillon of Fairfield. Chilton Ryan of Weston will read "Wasp, Where is Thy Sting?" by Florence King and Westport resident Patricia Englund will present MFK Fisher's "I Was Really Very Hungry." Dillon will read "Broccoli" by Lara Vapnyar.

Tess Link, an actress, writer and member of the Westport-based Theatre Artists Workshop, is the series creator. She got the idea by considering Fairfield County, a region blessed with both a wealth of talented actors and audiences interested in literature and live entertainment.

The series is a natural extension of the Quick Center season, according to Deborah Sommers, director of programming. It will bring fascinating short stories to life, create interest in the authors and offer audiences a unique theatrical experience in an intimate setting.

"Live! Lit" continues on Sunday, Nov. 7, with "How I Learned to Cook," featuring stories by Jamie Callan, Vivian Gornick and Kate Braverman. Future performances are: "On Travel" on Dec. 5; "Stories from India" on Jan. 30; "Masters of the Genre" on Feb. 13; and "On Parenting" on March 13.

Single tickets are $10. A package of tickets for all six events is $48. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit the website www.quickcenter.com

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 3, 2004

Vol. 37, No. 33