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City Lights presents: "Theatre ART" Celebrating the magic of theatre, its designers and artists.

Opening reception Thursday May 20, 5:30 - 8 PM at City Lights Gallery 37 Markle Court, Bridgeport, CT. 06604. 203-334-7748.

Working theatrical art designs to be exhibited will include pieces for the Broadway productions of Hairspray, The Color Purple, the South Pacific Revival, Nunsense, movies and television.

Participating artists will include: John Lee Beatty, Micheal Yeargan, Leo Meyer, Vladimir Shpitalnik, Dan Goggin, Jon Jordan, Jason Hayes, Chad Anderson, Michelle Beaulieu, Laurie Frederick Cohen, Mike Falcigno, Lynn Muniz, Andy Pinto, Steve Purtee, Leslie Weinberg and Bob Bresnick of Puppetsweat.

The exhibit will feature designs and drafts for sets, music, costume and actual puppets, props and more.

Ticketing for this event is no longer available.
Thanks to all those who came!

City Lights and the Playhouse on the Green welcome
you to our special fundraiser on June 12

An Evening of Theatre ART

Join us at 6:30 p.m, Saturday, June 12. at City Lights for wine, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, and a raffle of NY and CT theatre tickets while viewing our exhibit "Theatre ART." Stroll across the street for an 8:30 playreading at the Playhouse on the Green. Donation: $50 per person.

Majestic-Fire curtain detail

Proceeds to help fund programs at City Lights And Co. and the Playhouse on the Green. Please make checks payable to City Lights and Co. Tickets available at City Lights and . You may also use our paypal form to the right to purchase your ticket (tickets purchased online will be waiting for you at the door). Donations are tax deductible to the amount allowed by law.

About Critics, Fans and Fanatics: Taken from the review of Silas Kain: "Critics, Fans and Fantatics" gives us a lighthearted insight into the "good, the bad and the ugly" of theater criticism and the worlds of Victoria and Charles, 2 TV Soap Opera stars as well as TV and theatre actors. The play- reading begins with various "reviews spanning decades of theater. From Tallulah Bankhead to Alan Bates, one is taken on a humorous journey through critical reviews capturing the pomposity of so many critics. More often than not the audience was left laughing at the words from the so-called "experts." The banter between Wyndham and Keating is a delight as they work with a synchronicity rarely seen amongst actors these days. Keating recounts stories of his days on the London stage where theater is a serious matter and gleefully shares that there are many "critics" within an audience who do not hesitate to shout their disapproval of a live performance. "The play-reading continues with letters from fans of all ages. Keating observes," the fans and the cast have been gambled by procter and proctored by gamble." An Evening of Theatre ART is a fundraising event to benefit City Lights Gallery and the Playhouse on the Green, formerly known as the Polka Dot Playhouse.

Cherry Orchard
Piazza Sketch
Victoria Wyndham

Victoria Wyndham: Actress and Visual Artist, began her acting career on Broadway in 1965 in the Fiddler on the Roof, but is best known for her Emmy Award winning role as Rachel on Another World from 1972-1999, Her artwork has recently shown at the Silvermine Guild’s Art of the Northeast, Artifact in Wilton and at City Lights and Crescent St. in Bridgeport, CT. and is part of the Smithsonian’s Museum of Television.

Charles Keating

Charles Keating: TV, movie and stage actor performed in the Soap Opera Another World for nine years as Carl. He is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and has performed theatre on both sides of the Atlantic and received a Tony nomination for the Broadway production of "Loot."

Photo credits:
Interior shot of the Majestic by Chad Anderson. Screens from the Cherry Orchard by Laurie Fredercik Cohen. Detail from Fire Curtain in Bridgeport's Majestic Theatre by Michelle Beaulieu. "The Light in the Piazza," working sketch by Michael Yeargan.

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