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Bits and Pieces: 11.14.19

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:50

Marital Discord

Hansard is a “substantially verbatim” report of what is said in Parliament, according to the website of Britain’s legislative body. “Hansard,” the title of the first play by the actor-turned-playwright Simon Wood, is currently running at London’s National Theatre and will be screened at Guild Hall Friday at 7 p.m.

Set in 1988 in the Cotswolds, the play stars Alex Jennings as Robin, a Tory politician, and Lindsay Duncan as Diana, his wife of 30 years. The setting is idyllic, but Diana has a hangover, a fox is digging up the garden, and as the day draws on, marital tension turns ugly. As Michael Billington said in his Guardian review, “In essence we are watching a Cotswold ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ ”

Simon Godwin directs the harsh portrait of the governing class. Tickets are $18, $16 for members, and $96 for those who wish to partake of a private three-course dinner hosted by The Star at the Maidstone Hotel before the screening.

Rock Classics

Tommy Sullivan, a founding member of Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, whose rendition of Jimmy Webb’s “Worst That Could Happen” sold a million copies, will bring his musical talents to the East Hampton Library Friday at 6 p.m. Mr. Sullivan will cover classics from such ’50s and ’60s artists as Elvis, the Platters, the Drifters, the Four Seasons, Marvin Gaye, the Beach Boys, and many more. Registration is at or by calling the library.

Meet the Artists

The Watermill Center’s In Process series will give audiences an opportunity to engage with the work of three current resident artists on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. During her residency, Andrina Wekontash Smith, a Shinnecock writer, actor, and performer, is writing “The People of the Sandy Shore,” a two-act play that explores the story of the indigenous people of Long Island from colonization to present day.

Lynsey Peisinger, a performer, choreographer, and director, will hold a public workshop of a new performance piece using members of the local community, and talk briefly about her work.

A London-based artist who works in video, sculpture, painting, installation, photography, and performance, Shaun Gladwell will present the project he is developing at the center, which is situated “between virtual reality and augmented reality,” according to a release.

Free reservations can be made at the center’s website.

Music and Comedy

Emily Paccasassi, a classical concert soloist, and guest artists Darren Ottati, a tenor, and Song-A Cho, a violinist, will present an evening of music from Bizet to Broadway on Saturday evening at 7 at the Southampton Cultural Center. Tickets are $25, and light refreshments will be served.

The cultural center will also host “United We Laugh,” a stand-up show created by Richie Byrne to help ease racial tensions through comedy, next Thursday at 7 p.m. In addition to Mr. Byrne, the show, which is presented with Southampton Village and the Southampton Anti-Bias Task Force, will also include sets by Gina Brillon, James Goff, Mark DeMayo.

The comedians’ individual acts will be followed by a group discussion focused on racism in America. Tickets are $20, $10 for students under 21.

Jettykoon in Sag

The Wamponamon Masonic Music Series at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will feature a performance by Jettykoon on Saturday at 8 p.m. Founded by Thomas Muse (vocals, acoustic guitar), the Montauk band also includes William Lucey (bass), Peter Michne (lead guitar), and Abby Levin (percussion). Tickets are $20, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to charity.

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