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Quogue Community Notes, March 15

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Andrew Botsford   Mar 13, 2012 11:44 PM
Mar 19, 2012 11:27 PM

Capitalizing on the serendipitous timing of St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, falling on the Saturday already tagged as the date for the March Film Feast at the Quogue Library, the fine folks of the film committee have sagaciously selected “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” starring Cillian Murphy and Padraic Delaney, as the screening

du jour

.

This moving and powerful film examines the violent fight for freedom in early 20th century Ireland and the subsequent civil war by following two brothers caught up in the sweep of history.

As always, the feast begins at 6:30 p.m., the screening follows at 7:15 p.m. Reservations are required (653-4224) and the price of admission is a beverage to share and a dish that serves at least six.

Live theater also returns to Quogue this week, with the opening tonight, March 15, of the Hampton Theatre Company production of “Becky’s New Car,” a wacky yet insightful comedy by Steven Dietz based on the seemingly simple premise that “when a woman says she wants a new car, she wants a new life.”

The HTC production of the play is the New York area premiere, after some 20 successful productions around the country, and the company is offering several special events in connection with the show. Following the Friday, March 16 performance, there will be a talk back with the “father” of the play, Charles Staadecker, who commissioned the play for Seattle’s ACT Theater as a 60th birthday present for his wife.

The HTC is also offering two dinner theater events, one on Sunday, March 18, in partnership with the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton and Westhampton Free Library, and another, on Friday, March 30, in partnership with the Hampton Bays Public Library. Contact the company (653-8955) for details.

“Becky’s New Car” will be presented on Thursdays at 7, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2:30. For further information or to make reservations, visit www.hamptontheatre.org, call OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111, or call the company at 653-8955.

As has become charmingly customary, The Lily Pad, across Jessup Avenue from the theater, will host a pink champagne reception to toast the new production on Friday, March 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. While you’re there, be sure to check out the works of David Warner, a Quogue artist and woodworker who has taken discarded wood from homes—some dating to the late 19th and early 20th century—and estates in Quogue and used this beautiful “found” lumber to create beautiful tables and furniture.

The Lily Pad (653-6575) is open late on weekends just for theatergoers.

Congratulations to Quogue School students Hana Lockwood, James Podlaski, Sabrina Pustovit, Sarah Costello, and Madison D’Aries for their selection and participation in the 2012 Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Division I East Festival Band and Chorus.

After diligently preparing in rigorous rehearsals beforehand, the band and chorus, made up of the best scholastic musicians in the county, gave a wonderful performance on March 11.

Courtesy of the PTA, which paid for the tickets, Quogue School students in prekindergarten through grade three are going to see “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Tortoise and The Hare” on March 21 at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

The lovely ladies down at The Inn Spot on the Bay (728-1200) are wishing one and all

Docas La Naomh Padraig

(Happy Saint Patrick’s Day) this week. Just back from a month-long visit with family in Ireland, they are offering a three-course $40 prix fixe dinner of authentic Irish cuisine on Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17.

While you’re there, maybe Collette can help you with your Gaelic pronunciation.

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