October 2002 Calendar of events


Performing Arts

Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.
Shanghai Ballet presents "Coppelia," the classic three-act ballet about a mesmerizing, life-like doll and a mysterious toymaker. Organized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet rose to prominence when it staged the 20th-century Chinese ballet, "The White-Haired Girl." The performance takes place at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and is followed by a post-show "Art to Heart" question-and-answer session with the company. Ticket prices range from $25 to $40. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free, 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

Concerts

Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.
Shawn Colvin, the celebrated, down-to-earth singer/songwriter who gets to the heart of human emotion and relationships, performs at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. "Sunny Came Home," Colvin's irresistible tune about a woman's vengeance, won two Grammy Awards in 1997, for record of the year and song of the year. Tickets are $30. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free, 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m.
Classical piano virtuoso Emanuel Ax quickly commands his listeners' attention-and admiration-with playing that is graceful, fluid and poetic. Ax, who has paired with celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the violinist Pinchas Zuckerman, performs at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. An "Art to Heart" discussion with Laura Nash, classical music professor at Fairfield University, takes place from 7 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Tickets are $40, $35 and $30. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free, 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

Open Visions Forum

Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Dominick Dunne, best-selling journalist, victims' rights advocate and unparalleled observer of the American justice system, speaks at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Dunne's latest book, "Justice: Crimes, Trials and Punishments," includes his Vanity Fair coverage of celebrity trials, as well as a moving account of his personal experience with the miscarriage of justice; his daughter, the actress Dominique Dunne, was murdered in 1982 by an ex-boyfriend who served only a short time in prison for the crime. Dunne's other books include "A Season in Purgatory," a fictional account based on the slaying of Martha Moxley, the Greenwich, Conn., neighbor Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was convicted of killing when the two were both 15.

Open VISIONS Forum is a program of the School of Continuing Education at Fairfield University. Tickets for the Dunne lecture are $18, with discounts available for seniors and students. To become a patron, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2688. For tickets and information, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Young Audience

Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.

"Just So Stories" is a funny musical about a once-upon-a-time world in which the elephant had no trunk and the camel no hump. One day, a great adventure transforms the animals in this program about change and diversity. "Just So Stories" opens the season for the Young Audience Series at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The show, which is suitable for children in grades K-4, is staged by Theatreworks/USA. "Just So Stories" will be repeated Monday, October 21 at 10 a.m. as part of the Quick Center's "ArtsBound" Schoolday Series, a program funded in part by Regina A. Quick, the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield and the Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children, with subscription rates available. Tickets for the outreach show are $5. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free, 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

Art

Through Oct. 9
Fairfield University's Lukacs Gallery presents the works of sisters Cora and Suscha Korte, artists who bring significance to everyday objects in very different ways. Cora creates eye-catching, cube-shaped installations decorated with images and text. Her sister, on the other hand, presents a line of three plates, of the same size but with varying patterns. The Lukacs Gallery is located in Loyola Hall, Room 17, and is open weekday afternoons and several evenings a week. Admission is free. For more information and specific gallery hours, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2476.

Oct. 15 through Nov. 6
The critical voices of a diverse group of writers and artists are given room to breathe in "The Blame Show," an exhibition of political and a satirical art at Fairfield University's Lukacs Gallery. An opening reception and lecture will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored in part by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Coalition Against Censorship, the exhibit is, in part, an expression about the political crises created by the Sept. 11 attacks on America. Works include "The Blame Show," a video by Larry Litt; "Your Right Not to Remain Silent" by ACLU design director Sarah Glover; and "Our Grief is Not a Cry for War" by the Artists Network of Refuse & Resist. The Lukacs Gallery is located in Loyola Hall, Room 17, and is open weekday afternoons and several evenings a week. Admission is free. For more information and specific gallery hours, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2476.

Through Dec. 8
Fairfield University's Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery presents "Sal Sirugo-From the Intimate to the Infinite." The exhibition spans Sirugo's five decades of work and includes examples of his variations on the abstract expressionist sensibility, such as the semi-abstract circular forms he calls "eyes." Sirugo works in ink, graphite, washes and acrylic paints and chooses unusually small formats, just a few inches in height and width. The gallery is located in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Viewing hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2969.

Lectures

Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.
Susan Ross, Ph.D., an associate professor of theology at Loyola University Chicago and author of "Extravagant Affections: A Feminist Sacramental Theology," delivers the second annual Anne Drummey O'Callaghan lecture on Women in the Church. Ross will speak in the Kelley Theatre at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. The lecture honors the memory of Anne Drummey O'Callaghan, who was an advocate for the mentally handicapped and a youth minister and catechist at St. Jerome and St. Joseph churches in Norwalk, Conn. Admission is free. For more information, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free, 1-877-ARTS-396. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Diana Mille, Ph.D., director of the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University, presents the first of four "Director's Choice" lectures on modern and contemporary art. Participants are invited to bring their lunches. The Walsh Art Gallery is located in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2969.

Theatre Fairfield

Wednesday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University's student theater production company, presents the musical comedy "Pippin," written by Roger O. Hirson with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. In this delightful theatrical tale, Charlemagne's son, Pippin, faces the greatest challenge of his life: adulthood. The performance takes place in the Wien Experimental Theatre at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $5 for students. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll-free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, contact Lynne Porter, Theatre Fairfield producer, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3406.

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

Posted on June 13, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 253