‘Mom, It’s MY Wedding’ Opens Tomorrow Night at the Southampton Cultural Center

Michael Disher photo, courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.

Michael Disher photo, courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.

Michael Disher and Ilene Beckerman are at it again! I’m so excited for their third collaboration for Southampton Cultural Center, “Mom, It’s MY Wedding!,” which opens tomorrow night,Thursday, January 15, and stages through February 1 at SCC’s Levitas Center for the Arts.

This new play, written and conceived by Beckerman and Disher, examines the unexpected pitfalls, pauses and inevitable bonding between mothers and daughters as they plan the most important day in a woman’s life. With tension and humor, Beckerman and Disher explore every bridal choice – and consequence. And the effects upon the entire family. The duo’s other collaborations include Disher directing Ms. Beckerman in her autobiographical role in “Love, Loss and What I Wore” and penning “Sex: What She’s Really Thinking.”

“Wedding” stars Brooke Alexander, Linda Aydinian, Daniel Becker, Susan Cincotta, Allison-Rose DeTemple. Holly Marie Dunn, Rebecca Edana,Stephanie Grady, Karin Greene, Tom Gregory, Samantha Honig, Barbara Jo Howard, Joan Lyons, Catherine Maloney, Mitchell Robin, April Schiavonni, Mary Sabo, Frances Sherman, Danielle Shuman, Josephine Wallace and Susan Wojcik. I have it on good authority that Ms. Beckerman will be in attendance at the opening on Thursday.

Performances of “Mom, It’s MY Wedding!” will run January 15 through February 1: Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on the stage of Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, across from Agawam Park in Southampton Village. General admission is $22 and student rate (under 21 with ID) is $12. Group rates are available and reservations are encouraged. For tickets, call Southampton Cultural Center at 631-287-4377 or purchase tickets online at www.scc-arts.org. The specific performance dates of individual performers can also be found online at www.scc-arts.org.

Oh, and while you’re there, check out the newest art hanging there. I just saw the Black History Month exhibit, “Reflections in Black,” curated by Tina Andrews, last night and let me tell you, it’s terrific! That show will hang through March 1 and features the work of six artists: Rosa Hanna Scott, John Pinderhughes, Reynold Ruffins, Sheril Antonio, Danny Simmons and Ms. Andrews.

Hamptons Party Girl’s Hot Picks

Hamptons Party Girl's Hot Picks

I know this will be controversial but I’m going to come right out and say it. I’m an animal lover and I strongly oppose a deer cull here on the East End. Therefore, my biggest pick for the near future is hands down the anti-cull demonstration planned for Saturday, January 18, at Hook Mill in East Hampton at 1 p.m., hosted by the East Hampton Group for Wildlife. http://www.easthamptongroupforwildlife.org

Two new community theatrical productions open tonight. “Heroes” will stage in Quogue and “Sex: What She’s Really Thinking” will stage in Southampton. I’ll be in reviewing them both this weekend so stay tuned. To learn more about “Heroes,” visit http://www.hamptontheatre.org. To learn more about “Sex,” visit http://www.southamptonculturalcenter.org.

Shelter Island’s own Margaret Garrett will show her “Tuning Fields” exhibit, opening tonight at Birnam Wood Galleries’ Chelsea location in Manhattan from 6 to 8 p.m. One of her pieces is also on view at the East Hampton Birnam Wood Gallery. http://www.birnamwoodart.com

Dancehampton in East Hampton is hosting a new dance lineup kickoff party on Friday, January 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. Zumba, LaBlast and a hi-intensity cardio tap class–with my friend Anita Boyer–will be offered. I hope I can make at least part of the festivities before I’m off to don my drama critic hat. http://www.dancehampton.com

Artist Christine Sciulli will host an Artists & Writers Night at Almond in Bridgehampton on Wednesday, January 15, at 7 p.m. http://www.almondrestaurant.com

* Deer photo snapped by me, through a window, in a friend’s front yard in Sag Harbor.