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Bits and Pieces 10.22.20

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 18:12
Marilyn Church created courtroom drawings of Eddie Redmayne and other cast members of “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

Joy Behar Plays
Guild Hall will present “A Totally Disrespectful Evening of Short Plays by Joy Behar,” a virtual benefit reading of five comic pieces with an all-star cast, on Sunday evening at 8. The Emmy Award-winning co-host of “The View” performed stand-up comedy for more than 30 years and is a veteran of stage, screen, and television.

John Gould Rubin will direct a cast including Bob Balaban, Brynne Amelia Ballan, Chris Bauer, Lorraine Bracco, Rachel Dratch, Susie Essman, Paul Hecht, Danny Hoch, Robert Klein, Irene Sofia Lucio, Dylan McDermott, Albert Jack Peterson,

Linda Smith, Brenda Vaccaro, Steven Weber, and Ms. Behar.
Tickets are $75 per household and can be purchased from Guild Hall’s website.

Films Alfresco
The Southampton Arts Center’s outdoor film screenings will continue this weekend with “Hocus Pocus” and “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” and the advice to take chairs, blankets, and dress warmly.

“Hocus Pocus,” a comedy that stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as a coven of evil witches, will be shown tomorrow at 6 p.m., with a rain date of Saturday. Tickets are $10, $5 for members.

“John Lewis: Good Trouble,” which will be screened Sunday at 2 p.m. in the center’s theater and outdoors at 6 p.m., is the story of the congressman from Georgia’s more than 60 years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, and other issues. The program is free; the rain date is Monday.

Chicago 7 Drawings
Marilyn Church, who has maintained parallel careers as a fine artist and a courtroom artist known for her coverage of high-profile trials, was called upon by the producers of “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” the just-released Netflix production, to create court drawings for the film. The drawings appear on the Netflix digital magazine, Queue.

Her subjects included Eddie Redmayne (Tom Hayden), Sacha Baron Cohen (Abbie Hoffman), Jeremy Strong (Jerry Rubin), and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Bobby Seale). Ms. Church divides her time between Amagansett and New York City.

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