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Carolann Dipirro, Diana Marbury, Terrance Fiore and Edward A. Brennan in HTC's new production of "Clever Little Lies."

Theater Review: A Testament to Marriage, Full of Heart

I have to admit that I went into the Hampton Theatre Company’s new production of “Clever Little Lies” in no mood for cynicism about love, marriage and commitment. There’s enough of that in this


Carolann Dipirro, Diana Marbury, Terrance Fiore and Edward A. Brennan in HTC's new production of "Clever Little Lies."

HTC Tackles “Clever Little Lies”

“Clever Little Lies”—an adult comedy by Joe DiPietro about love and marriage, in and outside the bonds of matrimony—will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2017-2018 season, opening on October 26


Colin Palmer rehearses for Richard III at the Jamesport Meeting House

Shakespeare’s “Richard III” Tours the North Fork

William Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” amidst scheming to overthrow the throne of England, has found time this month to tour the North Fork, thanks to a new group called the East End Mobile Theatre. The new


The cast of Center Stage's new production of "Boeing Boeing"  |  Dane DuPuis photo

One-Liners and Jet Liners Open Center Stage’s 10th Season

It’s the late 1960s, and rapid advances in air travel have turned the world on its head. What a great time to plan a French farce. Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center opens its 10th


Bringing the Monster to Life...

Young Frankenstein: In Grayscale, On Stage

The North Fork Community Theater is embarking on a bold new theatrical experiment this month, producing “Young Frankenstein (The Musical)” in black-and-white. Now, the real world is in color, so this theatrical experiment has proved


Youth on Stage: A Team is Born

by William Sertl Calling all musical comedy stars between the ages of 14 and 22: “Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway theater song and be prepared to dance.” That’s the way for young adults to


On the Fringe: New Theater in Riverhead

by Beth Young Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall will be the scene later this month for a series of eight bold experimental theatrical projects. Debbie Slevin and Cindy Clifford, who two years ago staged a series of


In Southold, an Opera House Grows

by William Sertl The North Fork has almost 40 wineries, many more farmstands, and one opera house. Enter Anne-Julia Audray, who bought the 19th Century Methodist church in Southold two years ago and made the old


Delirious Chaos at HTC’s Alarms & Excursions

by Beth Young As audience members were leaving Hampton Theatre Company’s opening night performance of “Alarms & Excursions,” they were delicately choosing words to speak to their theater partners, awkwardly pushing the exit doors and


The Man in Ceiling: Jules Feiffer in the Present Tense

by Kara Westerman Jules Feiffer’s work has always had the quality of immediacy, and at 88, he is still insisting his books should “look like the ink hasn’t dried.” In his new theatrical adaptation of his


Life is a Cabaret at the North Fork Community Theatre

Mattituck’s North Fork Community Theatre has a reputation for fine musical theater, and there are some fine performances in the company’s new production of the Kander & Ebb musical “Cabaret,” which opened last weekend


“Alarms & Excursions” to Open in Quogue

Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will be presenting “Alarms and Excursions,” Michael Frayn’s deliriously funny collection of comedies of embarrassment, May 25 through June 11. This play offers hilarious commentary on the fiendish new technology


“Cabaret” To Open at North Fork Community Theatre

The North Fork Community Theatre will present the hit musical “Cabaret,” which takes us back to Berlin in 1930 as two couples attempt to find happiness while the looming threat of the Third Reich


Matthew Conlon and Rebecca Edana in HTC's production of "An Act of the Imagination.". Tom Kochie photo.

All in the Imagination: HTC’s Devious Murder Mystery

The mood is a character in Hampton Theatre Company’s spring mystery production of Bernard Slade’s “An Act of the Imagination,” which opened this weekend at the Quogue Community House. Top-notch acting, Diana Marbury’s lush Victorian


Sawyer Spielberg and Eric Svendsen at a read-through of their new production of "Extinction" at Guild Hall.

Friendship, “Extinction” and Immersive Theater

Friendship is at the core of our experience of the world — it is through our friends’ eyes that we reflect their perceptions and social morays and ultimately evolve, and it is the rupture of


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