MILFORD — Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, will present dark comedy “November,” by David Mamet, directed by Michael R. Mele.

Performances will be through Oct. 15 at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S.

Play synopsis: It’s November in a presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith’s chances for re-election are looking grim.

Approval ratings are down, his money’s running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, Smith isn’t ready to give up.

Amid the biggest fight of his political career, he has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys, saving them from the slaughter before Thanksgiving, and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support.

The play is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America and the lengths to which people will go to win.

The cast is John Bachelder of Woodbridge, Mark Frattaroli of Stratford, Barry Hatrick of Milford, Lauren Linn of Stratford and John Warakomski of West Haven.

Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and students and $16 for MAC members. Go to www.milfordarts.org or call 203-882-0969.

Subscriptions are also available: $50, $45 for seniors and $39 for MAC members.

Seating for this production is cabaret-style. The play contains some adult language and situations.

This is the first show of the theater’s 24th season.

For more information, contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647.

BETHANY — “The Six” an exhibit of art works by six New Haven area artists in a variety of mediums, will be shown Oct. 10-Nov. 2 at the Clark Memorial Library, 538 Amity Road.

An opening reception, with artists’ talks, will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

Exhibitors are Peggy Bekeny of Hamden, Rosemary Benivegna of North Haven, Martha K. German of Woodbridge, Georgia Jennings of Hamden, Sharon R. Morgio of West Haven and Elizabeth Hundt Scott of Bethany.

The group includes members of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, Connecticut Watercolor Society, Guilford Art League, Hamden Art League, Arts Council of Greater New Haven and Mysticalligraphers.

All have exhibited throughout Connecticut.

The library is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 2-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

For library information: 203-393-2103.

For show information: 203-393-3187.

MILFORD — The Milford Arts Council is seeking donations of artwork for a small-works auction to benefit the Milford Center for the Arts programs.

Sought: original works that are 5-by-7 or smaller, two-dimensional, no sculpture. Framing is optional, but all work must have a method to hang it. Artists may submit as many works as they would like. Work sought is painting, photography, drawings, collage, encaustic and mixed media.

Art donations are tax deductible. All artwork will be offered at $15 to start with $2 increments during the silent auction.

Artwork will be received Oct. 17-Nov. 11.

The auction will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S. There will be music, food and drink.

For details: www.milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647.