Friday, January 24 2014

Format: 2015/02/28

Friday, January 24 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.



Long Trail Craft Beer Food Pairing Seminar featuring Author John Holl

Long Trail Brewmaster Dave Hartmann & Author John Holl

Craft Beer Food Pairing Seminar at Mohegan Sun WineFest

Friday, January 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Based on recipes from the recently released American Craft Beer Cookbook, the seminar will lead attendees through a five course tasting and pairing event featuring a Grafton Village Cheese Course, three selections from sea, farm & field, and dessert. Led by industry veterans Dave Hartmann & John Holl, the seminar is designed to enlighten on how the primary and broad ranging flavors in craft beer complement, contrast with and accentuate what we dine on – whether from a wide variety of hops, malt, yeast, special ingredients or even the water used in brewing itself. At least five different Long Trail beers will be in the seminar – some easy to find, some uncommon, some never before released. Attendees will also receive a fine quality Spiegelau crystal tulip tasting glass to further enhance their tasting experience. The pairings will include:


Welcome Beer: Belgian Brunette with

Assortment of Grafton Village VT aged cheeses


Long Trail Ramble (Lemon Pepper Kolsch) with

Individual shrimp custard tarts with shrimp reduction - Pg. 252


Culmination Porter with Chicken Mole - Pg. 174 

Long Trail Ale with Roasted Root Vegetable Hash - Pg. 15


Limbo IPA w/ Carrot Cake - Pg. 298


Tickets for the seminar are $50 and can purchased at:

Capacity is limited. Copies of the American Craft Beer cookbook will be available for purchase afterwards, autographed by John Holl.



Audition Notice


Slant of Light Productions is pleased to announce auditions

for the February 2014 New Play Reading Series reading of PAIN IN THE NECK, by Rachel Teagle.

When a mysterious stranger enters the lives of Jenny and Mina…mystery and chaos ensues…

Casting the following roles (Non-AEA ONLY):

JENNY – always on the verge of something big or something disastrous. Also, PRINCESS

MINA – a dreamer and player of games

REG – Jenny’s best friend since forever.

SAGE – heroic Co-op Produce Associate. Also CUTE ANIMAL 2

VICTOR – tall, dark and mysterious


January 23, 7 p.m. and January 25, 4 p.m.

By Appointment Only


Talent Education Suzuki School

112 Main Street

Norwalk, CT 06851


Sides will be given upon arrival


Rehearsals dates:

All rehearsals run from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

January 27, February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 20

Production Dates:

February 21 at 7 p.m. and February 22 at 5 p.m. Call time is one hour before curtain.

For more information or to set up an audition time, please send a headshot and résumé,  as well as your preferred audition date, to Stacy Ruttenberg, Artistic Director at [email protected].