Monday, January 13 2014

Format: 2015/01/31

Monday, January 13 2014

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.


To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.


The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.


Fairfield Back & Forth: Imagery by artist Miggs Burroughs

Visitors will be mesmerized by images that transform from 19th century photos to present-day scenes in Westport artist’s Miggs Burroughs new lenticular photography show.

The exhibition will be on view through February 18, 2014.



Help Keep Local History Alive!


Photographs and Stories of the
Legendary Locals of Wallingford!
Do you know of someone who has shaped the community of Wallingford and should berecognized for it?
Would you like to help preserve the stories of the people who have made your community great?
Local resident Tarn Granucci is currently compiling a book of legendary locals of Wallingford and is looking for your help. She is writing stories and assembling images of the newsworthy and noteworthy individuals and groups who have built and shaped Wallingford to include in an upcoming book to be published by Arcadia Publishing in its new Legendary Locals imprint.
Help keep local history alive!

4-Show Mini Subscriptions at Playhouse on Park: A Great Holiday Gift Idea!

WEST HARTFORD, CT- Don’t forget to subscribe to the exciting 2014 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park!

Subscribe now for the remaining four shows, and you save 10% off individual ticket prices. With prices ranging from $54-$126, you get four Broadway quality shows for the price of one! You also receive subscriber benefits, which include the option of switching the date for the shows you attend, little surprises from the theatre, and the knowledge that they are supporting the educational, cultural, and outreach programs that Playhouse on Park incorporates into their Main Stage productions.

The upcoming shows for the Main Stage season include Lend Me a Tenor (a hilarious romp behind the scenes at an opera house), the world premiere of Higgins in Harlem (a 1930s adaptation of Pygmalion), I’d Rather Be Dancing (the annual singing and dancing extravaganza from stop/time theater), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (a quirky musical where six misfit adolescents compete in the “spelling bee of a lifetime”).

For more information on the Main Stage season and how to subscribe, visit the company website (, or call the box office (860-523-5900 x10).


The Tempest auditions at Hole in the Wall Theater, New Britain


Auditions for a February/March production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest will be held on Sunday, January 12 and Monday, January 13 at 7pm at Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main Street, New Britain.
The story of The Tempest is one of magic, scheming royals, and romance. This blended tale of comedy and dark drama is set on a mostly uninhabited island where stories are woven into a tapestry of chaos and suspense.
This production will be costumed/set in the Mid-20th century and will have a cast of 15-20. Director Scott Kegler will be leaving several roles to interpretation for gender, so all types are needed.
Actors are encouraged to prepare a 1 minute Shakespearean monologue to show understanding of the language – monologues do not necessarily have to be from The Tempest. Sides from the Tempest will also be available. 
Show dates are February 21, 22, 28 and March 1, 2, 7, and 8.