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Getting to Know “The Boys Next Door”

In dramatic works that center on the lives of the developmentally disabled, there is an invariable question of whether the actors carry their roles with the dignity necessary to not become a caricature. From “Rainman”


The cast of NFCT's "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

A Boisterous “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Lights Up Mattituck Stage

  You know you’re going to smile when you get a chance to spend some time with the crew of the good old Peanuts cartoons, and it certainly helps when you get a great group


Death Hath No Power Over Thy Beauty: Romeo & Juliet Comes to Guild Hall

Death Hath No Power Over Thy Beauty Romeo & Juliet Comes to Guild Hall by Kara Westerman The play Romeo and Juliet has survived since the late 1500s, no doubt because love, lust, bigamy, revenge and murder


The Play’s The Thing: Spring Community Theater Season Kicks Off

The East End’s community theaters are deep into rehearsals for three intense shows opening in March. The first show to open this spring is the North Fork Community Theatre’s production of “You’re a Good Man,


Kevin Monsell

Northeast Stage is All-In for Kevin

Northeast Stage will hold a Benefit Performance in Greenport on Feb. 10 for local actor Kevin Monsell, a beloved member of the North Fork theatre community who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain


East End Fringe Fest To Screen Local Theater Doc

The East End Fringe Festival returns to Vail-Leavitt Music Hall Feb. 2 to launch its second season with the East End Premiere of “Play Time”, the engaging documentary on Long Island theater featuring over


Christopher DiSunno and Daniel Becker in Center Stage’s production of “A Christmas Carol.”

Center Stage’s Christmas Carol Delight

by Beth Young I spent my childhood weekends in the seats of Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, listening as my father took part in rehearsals for their perennial production of “A Christmas Carol.” It’s a


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


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