Theater auditions announced,and other arts news

MILFORD >> Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, announces auditions for the first show of its 23rd season, the “Fox on the Fairway,” by Ken Ludwig, directed by Kevin Pelkey.

Performances will be Sept. 30 through Oct. 16.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. July 27, 28 at the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathew St.

Also, interested actors who may be unable to attend those audition times may contact the producer Michael Shavel at to set up an alternate.

Roles are available for three men and three women, all ages 20s-40s. Actors will be asked to read sides from the script. To review the script in advance, contact the director at


The annual inter-club golf tournament is approaching and the members of the Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel country clubs will do anything, and everything to win. An homage to the classic farce, this play is full of mistaken identities, romantic shenanigans, and characters.

Roles available

• Henry Bingham, mid-40s: Director of the Quail Valley Country Club, he is witty and cynical at times. He gets into a high-stakes bet on a golf tournament and is determined to do what it takes to win.

• Pamela Peabody, late 30s early 40s: A member of the Quail Valley club. She is very attractive and sophisticated, but a bit loose and a bit of a drinker. Throughout the play she aids Bingham in his plans to make sure their club wins.

• Justin Hicks, mid-20s: Bingham’s new eager-to-please assistant who volunteers as a golfer to help Quail Valley win the tournament. An offbeat, sweet anxious bundle of nerves, he is romantically involved with Louise and proposes to her early on, but becomes emotionally distraught when things become difficult between them.

• Louise Heindbedder, early- to mid-20s: A waitress at the Quail Valley club, she is very attractive, and a bit flighty, but studious. She gets engaged to Justin early on, but a mishap results in her becoming very upset over their future together, making her bawl at a moment’s notice.

• Dickie Bell, mid-40s: The director of the rival Crouching Squirrel Country Club, with whom Bingham gets into a high-stakes bet. He is a bit obnoxious, including his fashion sense, but tries to come off as good-natured.

• Muriel Bingham, 40s: Bingham’s wife, who runs an antiques shop, which becomes part of the bet between Henry and Dickie. Generally overbearing and stern, she somehow has a soft spot for Dickie.

Email the director at with questions.

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

Drama, books, painting at Case Memorial Library

ORANGE >> Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, is presenting the following:

• “The Tortoise and the Hare” drama workshop with Ingrid Schaeffer, Saturday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m. Ages 5-10 will be provided with a costume piece and props to act out this classic Aesop fable with a twist. The workshop will conclude with a craft that corresponds to the theme of the story. Space is limited to 22 children.

• Square One Theatre Reader’s Theatre Showcase, Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m., a staged reading of “Scott and Hem,” a drama about F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, the cost of love and friendship, and the price of being a writer.

• Books & Breakfast Morning Book Discussion Group, Tuesday, July 19 at 10 a.m., Carol Davidson leads discussion of “Dead Wake by Erik Larson.” Check the Circulation Desk for copies.

• Teen Action Painting Workshop, Tuesday, July 19, 2-3:30 p.m., on the back lawn will be an interactive Jackson Pollock-style painting workshop using splatter and drip paint techniques, then make a frozen banana parfait while the painting dries. Wear old clothes; all supplies will be provided.

• Teddy Bear Picnic Storytime, Thursday, July 21 at 4 p.m., with Ms. Michelle on the sitting wall outside. Bring your favorite bear and a snack. Juice is provided. Space is limited to 25 children. Events are free. Register in person or at 203-891-2170.

Tango fest in Milford stars world champions

MILFORD >> Tango Sueño Academy and the Milford Arts Council present the ninth Connecticut Tango Festival with world champion Argentine Tango Masters Manuela Rossi and Juan Malizia, of Buenos Aires, at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S. Local events will include a boot camp, Tango Passion Show and tango workshops.

Events are:

• Saturday, July 23: Tango Boot Camp with Dale Ellison and Gem Duras, of the Tango Sueño Academy, 2:30-5:30 p.m., $50.

• Friday, July 29: Tango Passion Show, 8 p.m., $38, $42. Musicians: Raul Jaurena, bandoneon, Marga Mitchell, voice, Maurizio Najt, piano. Dancers: Manuela Rossi and Juan Malizia, Grupo Folklorico Rio de la Plata, Tango Sueño Performance Group.

• Saturday, July 30: Workshops with Manuela Rossi and Juan Malizia, 1-5:30 p.m, $75.

Events will also be held July 22 in Middletown, July 23 in Danbury and July 24 in Norwalk. For tickets, call 203-584-4480; for more details, go to

Artist displays work at cafe downtown

MILFORD >> Work by artist Rick Senft is on display in July at Cafe Atlantique, 33 River St. A free public reception will be held 5-7 p.m. July 19.

Senft’s work in oil, acrylic, pencil and some assemblage includes seascapes, landscapes, local scenes and still-life.

2 artists to be featured at library

ORANGE >> Watercolors and sculptures by Nandou Lu and Gary Rappaport are on view through July 29 at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road.

Watercolors by Lisa Rehm and Shuba Balakumar will be shown Aug. 2-30. A public reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Aug. 4.

For information, contact 203-891-2170 or go to

Library to exhibit

artist’s work

MILFORD >> The Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., is presenting “Here and There,” an exhibit of works by Milford artist Betty Geller in July.

The show will include watercolor, acrylic and pencil, in styles of Impressionism, Realism, still-life and landscapes.

Visit during regular library hours.

For further information, call the library at 203-385-4162.

Mic Nites open to all performers

MILFORD >> The Milford Arts Council presents Open Mic Nites at 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 10, at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S.

Registration starts at 6 p.m. and all performing arts are welcome: singers, musicians, comedians, poets, magicians.

Performances will be judged, and the series winner wins a spot on the Oyster Festival’s Lisman Landing stage.

Dave’s Traveling Gourment food truck will be on hand starting at 5:30 p.m. beside the patio. Beverages, beer and wine will be sold inside the venue. There is a fee of $5.

For more information, call 203-878-6647 or go to

Woodbridge seeks photo submissions

WOODBRIDGE >> The town is calling for photo submissions to be used in various media including social media, the town website and printed materials.

“I want our town communication vehicles to be as beautiful as our town,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar.

“This call for photographs ties in to my priority to improve communications and build community by recognizing some of our talented residents,” she said.

Submit a favorite high resolution digital photograph — vertical or horizontal — to Betsy Yagla at

Photos may be of any Woodbridge location in any season. If people appear in the photo, photographers must include their permission to be represented for this purpose.

When practical, photos that are published will be credited with the photographer’s name. Identify the location of a submission and how the name should appear if a photo is used.