January 2010 Calendar of Events


 

Radio Dramas
Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m., Wien Experimental Theatre, Quick Center for the Arts
Saturday, January 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wien Experimental Theatre, Quick Center for the Arts

Dangerous Romances, directed by Daniel Smith brings you crimes-of-passion gone wrong, murderous smooth-talking femme fatales and bad deeds catching up with those who did them. Here's a chance to start off Valentine's Image: NT LiveDay early and with a loud bang. $25.

NT Live
Saturday, January 30 at 2 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts

Nation, based on a novel by Terry Pratchett and adapted by Mark Ravenhill is a world premiere. It tells the story of a parallel world in 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau's village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the other's language; somehow they must learn to survive. Melly Still directs. Suitable for 10 years + Tickets for reserved seating are $22 for adults, $18 for Quick Center members, $20 for seniors and $15 for students and children.

The Met: Live In HD
Saturday, January 9 at 1 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Sunday, January 10 at 1 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts

Der Rosenkavalier, Richard Strauss' comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna stars Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover. Music Director James Levine conducts a cast that also includes Kristinn Sigmundsson and Thomas Allen. Reserved seating. Tickets are $22 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children/students.

Saturday, January 16 at 1 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Sunday, January 17 at 1 p.m. Encore Performance, Quick Center for the Arts

Georges Bizet's Carmen, one of the most popular operas of all time, Carmen "is about sex, violence, and racism - and its corollary: freedom," says Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre about his new production of Bizet's drama. "It is one of the inalienably great works of art. It's sexy, in every sense. And I think it should be shocking." Elïna Garanca sings the seductive gypsy of the title for the first time at the Met, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obseImage: Crash exhibitssed Don José. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Reserved seating. Tickets are $22 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children/students.

Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
January 28-February 28, Quick Center for the Arts

The Art of John "Crash" Matos weaves together his roots of graffiti and tagging growing up in the South Bronx with the immediacy of Abstract Expressionism and the bold colors of Pop Art. His career spans over three decades, starting on the subway trains of New York City to renowned galleries across the country and all over the world.

Special note: Crash will spend a week prior to the exhibition opening working with a select group of Bridgeport high school students creating a mural at the Walsh Gallery. The mural will become a part of the exhibition.

Admission to the gallery is free. The hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m. Closed Monday. The gallery is always open when performances occur at the Quick Center.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available online at fairfield.edu/quick or call the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. And become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

Directions: Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on December 2, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 81