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Bits and Pieces 10.05.23

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 15:24
Tom Gregory and Evelyn Lubrano in a scene from "The Chalk Garden," which will be at the Southampton Cultural Center.

Comedy South
 "The Chalk Garden," the fifth production of Boots on the Ground Theater, will open at the Southampton Cultural Center on Friday and continue through Oct. 15.

Premiered in the United States in 1955, Enid Bagnold's play is the story of an imperious woman who lives in Sussex, England, with her disturbed granddaughter and a governess whose mysterious past life is revealed during the play. In his New York Times review of a 1982 revival, Frank Rich said the play "just might be a classic of its kind."

Directed by Mark Heidemann, the production stars Bonnie Grice, the company's founder; Nancee Moes, Tom Gregory, Cheyanne Metzger, Kevin Magee, Esmeralda Cabrera, Gerri Wilson, and Evelyn Lubrano.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., with matinees Saturdays at 2 and Sundays at 3. Tickets are $35, $25 for students under 21.

Choral Concert
Coro Mundi, an international choir, will make its Hamptons debut on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor. The performance will bring together 32 of the choir's members from across the United States for a program featuring the work of such contemporary composers as Paul Mealor, Sarah Rimkus, John Tavener, and Eric Whitacre.

The choir will be joined by Thomas LaForgia as guest cellist and by the soloists Charlotte Dobbs and Julie Snyder. Stephen Kushner, music director, and Ken Lovett, assistant conductor, will lead the choir.

Donations will be accepted at the door.

Plants and Cocktails
The Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will be busy on Saturday with a fall plant sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Its annual members cocktail party will follow, from 5 to 7.

The conservancy promises a great selection of perennials for fall gardens and pots, including anemones, asters, ferns, hardy shrubs, and house plants. What doesn't sell is planted in Madoo's gardens.

The cocktail party is free for members, $50 for nonmembers, who are invited to join on the venue's website.

Garden Tips for Fall
The next Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons Roundtable, set for Saturday morning at 10, will consider dahlias, alliums, and other tubers, bulbs, and corms that need gardeners' attention in October.

Pamela Harwood, a gardener and alliance board member, will moderate the discussion, during which experienced gardeners will share their knowledge. Attendees have been invited to discuss their own experiences.

The program will happen at the Bridgehampton Community House.

Low-Impact Lawn Care
Paul Wagner, a certified master arborist and president of Greener Pastures Organics, will be at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton on Tuesday afternoon at 3 to share tips and techniques to help manage lawns with low-impact sustainable products and practices. Presented in partnership with the Perfect Earth Project, no registration is required.

Mozart and More
The Shelter Island Friends of Music will host the Parker Quartet, a Grammy Award-winning string quartet from Boston, on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

The group's many honors include winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition and the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at France's Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. Its members are Daniel Chong and Ken Hamao, violin, Jessica Bodner, viola, and Kee-Hyan Kim, cello. 

The free program will include music by Mozart, Britten, and Beethoven. Donations are welcome.

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