Posts belonging to Category 'Arts'


Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the uplifting holiday musical A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration by Paula Vogel, directed by Henry Godinez with musical direction by Chuck Larkin, running November 11-December 19, 2010, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. [...]

“Ride with the Devil” to be Screened on November 19, 2010

“Ride With the Devil” (United States, 1999, 148 minutes, color, directed by Ang Lee) will be shown on Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany’s downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute, the screening is free and open to the public.
Ten years [...]

A review: ‘The Conspirator’

Wednesday night’s feature at the Savannah Film Festival – kept secret until just before the projector rolled – was The Conspirator, the Civil War drama helmed by Robert Redford here in the waning months of 2009.
The Conspirator won’t be released to theaters until next spring, so getting it here for the traditional hush-hush “Director’s Choice” [...]

Andre Braugher to step into Civil War-era play ‘The Whipping Man’ by Matthew Lopez

Emmy winner Andre Braugher will star in the New York premier of Matthew Lopez’s Civil War-era play “The Whipping Man.”
Manhattan Theatre Club says Braugher will play one of two newly freed former slaves who welcome home a severely wounded Jewish Confederate officer in Virginia. The casting for the other parts will be announced later.

Hustlers and Lovers Endure the Civil War Era

The hive of activity on the tiny Irish Repertory stage in the opening of “Banished Children of Eve” includes a Fulton Street fishmonger cleaning the catch, a tottering drunk, a Yankee sharpening his dagger, an actress applying makeup, a maid scrubbing stairs, an urchin rattling a tambourine and a Bowery barker inviting audiences to step [...]

‘Banished Children of Eve,’ Rich, Historical Drama

Placing large historical events in the context of ordinary people’s lives can bring the past back to life.
The world premiere of “Banished Children of Eve” succeeds in this resurrection, as an absorbing, intimate melodrama about a small, diverse group of New Yorkers caught up in the Draft Riots of 1863, a week of racial and [...]

Mort Künstler at Nassau County Museum of Art: Painting the Civil War

Mort Künstler’s retrospective, For Us The Living, is an expansive display of paintings inspired by the Civil War currently showing at The Nassau County Museum of Art. Künstler, an Oyster Bar resident, is an old favorite of the Museum: his 1998 exhibit drew record crowds, even beating out a Picasso exhibit. This time, Künstler offers [...]

Civil War movie filming at Fort Buenaventura

Fort Buenaventura will stand in for Virginia this weekend, and the Weber River will play the River Styx.
The park will be a filming site for “Blood Fare,” a movie by J.A. Steel (”Denizen,” “Salvation”) and featuring actor Gil Gerard (”Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”).
“We filmed a lot of death scenes last weekend, with actors [...]

Historical society to bring local Civil War hero to the stage

One of the more famous – and unusual – battles of the Civil War has a Schuylkill County connection.
The Historical Society of Schuylkill County is inviting students, history buffs and the curious to learn about the county’s tie to the Battle of the Crater during a living history program at 7 p.m. Saturday in the [...]

Library to screen student’s Civil War documentary

A student-created documentary about Greenwich’s role in the Civil War will be screened at the Greenwich Library on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Greenwich High School student Grant Radulovacki’s passion for the Civil War led him to create “Greenwich for the Union!,” a story about the contributions of Greenwich soldiers to the Union’s victory. The film will start [...]