On Stage: continuing & upcoming

CONTINUING Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport, continues 87th season with Appropriate, Obie Award-winning play, through Sept. 2. Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, it’s a comic drama about family secrets. Performances: Tues., 7 p.m., Wed., 2 and 8 p.m., Thurs. and Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 and 8 … read more

Peter Pan — Reimagined takes flight in Fairfield

Peter Pan — Reimagined will be presented Aug. 26 and 27 by the New Paradigm Theatre Company at the Fairfield Theatre Company’s Warehouse venue. While the beloved script and songs will remain the same, the multiethnic and multifaceted cast features area youth sharing the stage with seasoned theater professionals in a way that will be relevant to today’s audiences. Tying … read more

The Reel Dad on Detroit: A needed return to a devastating time

If we choose, we can learn from history. If we keep our minds and hearts open to what we explore, we can absorb the meaning of past events. These lessons will teach us what to avoid as we move forward. But we have to be present to learn. And willing to change. At any time, Kathryn Bigelow’s film Detroit would … read more

The Reel Dad: Holly Hunter reveals a mother’s pain

When we hold children, we can’t picture a world without them. We find it impossible to imagine how we could move forward if something tragic would happen to children we love. We know, when we first see Holly Hunter in the new film Strange Weather, that she carries severe pain. We observe, in the intense heat of a Georgia summer, … read more