Fairfield University announces the 2010-2011 season of arts, culture and the opening of a new museum

Fairfield University announces the 2010-2011 season of arts, culture and the opening of a new museum

The 2010-2011 season of Arts & Minds at Fairfield University is poised to begin and it promises to be a memorable one. The new season celebrates the 20th anniversary of the opening of a Fairfield County cultural icon, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and in October, the University introduces a new art venue to the community as The Bellarmine Museum opens.

The Quick Center for the Arts celebrates its anniversary with a dynamic season that includes the highest levels of classical, popular, blues, jazz and world music; classical, ethnic and contemporary dance featuring a premiere by Doug Varone and Dancers; the comedy of Jim Breuer, Kathleen Madigan and Bobby Collins; live drama with the Acting Company and Radio Dramas; new high definition broadcast seasons of The Met: Live in HD , NT Live and TimesTalks LIVE and an acclaimed young audience series of plays and musicals. The Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery opens with Joel Carreiro's vision of the transformation of past cultural objects, "Seeing Things." Open VISIONS Forum returns with a line-up of provocative speakers meant to challenge, beginning with David Brooks of The New York Times . In addition, there are author book signings and lectures planned, film series and an exceptional variety of student art exhibitions, plays, films and music.

More information will be forthcoming about The Bellarmine Museum as the time draws near for the official opening.

As a seat of learning and a place for questioning and reflection, the University has adopted Global Citizenship as its focus of the year and many of the arts and cultural events explore the increasingly complex interconnectivity of a 21st century world.

Subscriptions and tickets to the Quick Center for the Arts season are on sale Monday, July 19 and can be purchased online at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. The Quick Center's e-mail list provides up-to-date information and discount offers. To sign up for e-mail blasts go to fairfield.edu/quick .

The Quick Center event sponsors include New England Foundation for the Arts, WFUV, the Herman Goldman Foundation, Fairfield County Community Foundation and the Frank Jacoby Foundation.

A detailed list of events follows:

Classic Impressions


Dance America

World Music & Dance


Theatre in HD - NT Live, Season 2


Performance Event

The Met: Live in HD

Metropolitan Opera members: tickets on sale August 27; Quick Center members and subscribers: tickets on sale September 3; non-members: tickets on sale September 7. Reserved seating; $22 general, $20 seniors, $15 children & students.

Young Audiences


Open VISIONS Forum


All the following lectures are free.

Film Series

"The Irish in Film," a series sponsored by the Irish Studies Committee and shown in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library. Admission is free.

Wednesday, October 6 at 7 p.m.
"Five Minutes of Heaven" (2009), directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and starring Liam Neeson as the Belfast murderer of 19-year-old Catholic laborer, Jim Griffin who was killed in 1975. The stunned witness to the murder was Jim's 11-year-old brother Joe (James Nesbitt). The two are scheduled to meet some 20 years later on a TV show.

Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m.
"An Everlasting Piece" (2000), directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry McEvoy. A comedy set in Belfast with McEvoy and Brian F. O'Byrne who play Catholic and Protestant barbers in competition with two other salesmen to sell the most toupees in town.

Wednesday, November 3 at 7 p.m.
"The Field" (1990) directed by Jim Sheridan; adapted from his stage play by John B. Keene. A drama starring Richard Harris as an impoverished tenant farmer driven to acquire ownership of a field he has cultivated for years. His son Seamus (John Hurt) does not share his passion and a wealthy Irish-American (Tom Berenger) eyes it for a business opportunity. An inevitable clash ensues.

Wednesday, November 17 at 7 p.m.
"Puckoon" (2002) based on a novel by Spike Milligan. Written and directed by Terence Ryan. A comic satire that depicts the effects of an arbitrary border drawn between the North and the South in the imaginary town of Puckoon. Starring Sean Hughes, Elliott Gould, John Lynch and Richard Attenborough.

Posted On: 07-13-2010 10:07 AM

Volume: 43 Number: 5