Hamptons Hot Picks: Saturday, April 8

Want to see something really great? Tonight is your last chance to see “The Wave” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Perfect for today’s political clime, this drama about social experimentation gone awry is a must-see. Based on the German film of the same name (Die Welle, translated), this production is based on a true story of a teacher who tried to deter his students from the allure of totalitarianism only to inadvertently create a fascist state, stars co-author Jon Kovach, who wrote the show with Ron Jones. I hope the powers that be choose to stage this one again soon.



For a bit more light-hearted fare, there’s “The Tale of the Lion King”  for the family, staging at the Ross Lower School at 2 p.m. today. The community theater production should prove to be a roaring good time for all.


This weekend also marks the final opportunity to see another riveting show, which has gotten great reviews. “An Act of Imagination,” a Hampton Theatre Company production, bows on Sunday in Quogue.


Even as all good things must eventually come to an end, there’s always the possibility of something new happening, such as it being the opening weekend for Dockers in East Quogue. The waterside staple, which notes that sunset tonight is at 7:23 p.m., is preparing to go all out for season 28.

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But all is not lost for the local theater scene as “Extinction” is still staging at Guild Hall in East Hampton through next weekend. Directed by Josh Gladstone and starring Sawyer Spielberg, Brynne Kraynak, Raye Levine and Eric Svendsen, this show written by Gabe McKinley workshopped at Guild Hall previously. It will be fun to see how it’s grown.

And for those who want to get their art on, today is the opening reception for the 79th annual Artists Members Exhibit at Guild Hall. The private members-only reception, which promises to be jam-packed since work from nearly 400 artists will be hanging on the walls, is from 4 to 6 p.m. The huge group show remains on view through June 3.


Photograph by Michele Dragonetti, who is one of my faves. 


Also tonight, Art Unprimed is popping up at Mary’s Marvelous in East Hampton for an opening of “The Best” with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Featured artists include: Scott Bluedorn, Jane Martin, Charles Ly, Bruce Lieberman, Dalton Portella, Michele Dragonetti, Christian Little, Traute Worschech, Jessica Dalene, and more. The show hangs through May 15.



One final thing. Tomorrow, get ready to get your early Easter on by packing up the kids and heading to ARF in Wainscott for an Easter Egg Hunt. Perhaps it would be appropriate to bring a little treat with you for the animals there too.  : )

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he Hamptons International Film Festival Presents

the 17th Annual Screenwriters Lab with


Date | Saturday, April 8 at 6:00PM

Location | Ross School, East Hampton

Tickets |  $25


The Hamptons International Film Festival Continues



Sunday, April 9th


***Special Guest Q&A: Edie Falco, Actress*** 

LOCATION | Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

DATE | Sunday, April 9 at 6:00PM


DIRECTED BY | Eric Mendelsohn

STARRING | Barbara Barrie, Bob Dishy, Edie Falco










Sunday, April 9
ARF’s Easter Egg Hunt

Join us at the ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott from 11am-12:30pm for crafts, refreshments and an Easter Egg Hunt for kids and their K9 companions! Plus meet the cats and dogs available for adoption. The Easter Egg Hunts starts at 11:30am. Find the Golden Egg and win a basket courtesy of Harbor Books in Sag Harbor. Please bring your own Easter Basket to collect eggs. More information at www.arfhamptons.org or call 631.537.0400 x203.

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