2018-19 Quick Center Season Brochure

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Partners of the Quick The Quick Center for the Arts is deeply grateful to the following corporations, foundations and government agencies for their generous support of this season’s artistic and arts education programs. PARTNER


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Quick Center Advisory Board members share expertise and counsel with the Executive Director relative to strategic vision and act as ambassadors to heighten awareness and support for the Quick. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Marni Smith Katz, Manager of Business Development at 203-254-4000, ext. 2980. 2018-19 Advisory Board Robyn Drucker | Orin Grossman | Patricia M. Hammalian | Michael Loeb Suzanne Nemec | Charles Rocco | Elizabeth Strick | Anne-Marie Ziegler As of publication May 11, 2018. A full list of sponsors is available at quickcenter.com


rtists are fearless creatures who place themselves in harm’s way to entertain us. They cut through the noise and pollution and dive head first into the light to generate and create their art. They reach down into their deepest essence and extract form, sound, design, and being to create art. This act alone is one that commands respect, admiration, and applause. Throughout history at the forefront of all social battles, the artist has stood brave and fearless using art to divert the dialogue and change the moment. Now more than ever in society we need the artist to help us shift the conversation, change the moment, reveal the joke, and entertain us. We need the artist to give us that fleeting respite and take us into a world of dance, theatre, opera, and music that asks us questions, probes our perspectives, and hopefully changes our viewpoints. The artist brings us together in the theatre to construct for us a new reality, one in which we are directly active, engaged, and willing to manifest change as we are whisked away on a magical journey of entertainment and delight. It is with the artist at the forefront that we dive into our new season and present some of the greatest artistic voices from across the globe to entertain and challenge you. #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists opens our season with an exhibition looking at gun culture in our society. To close this exhibition, we have commissioned a World Premiere Dance performance by Movement Art Is featuring Lil Buck and Jon Boogz. We proudly celebrate the creation of our artists in residence program, with Nora Chipaumire, Frédérick Gravel, and Pilobolus, providing the opportunity for artists to further develop and enhance their creative practice through technical and performative residency work at the Quick. These residency programs will provide deeper engagement for all as we delve into the creative process in action and meet the artist at work. To ensure closure we are delighted to present full length works by all the artists in residence as part of the season. Our residency with Pilobolus is a deep dive into creating a creative home for them at Fairfield University, with educational integration and workshops for adults and youth. For the first time ever in what we are calling the ‘Ringcycle,’ there will be the opportunity to see three full-length Pilobolus works in 24 hours on the Quick stage. New music experiences abound with two special projects: The Hallelujah Train, and The 1st Annual Gullah Get Down with Ranky Tanky, which bring to life the gospel and soulful slave songs from the Gullah tradition. The circus is back, John Pizzarelli returns, and Béla Fleck is back joined by Abigail Washburn. Farruquito will blow you away, the Soweto Gospel Choir will sweep you away. Live Theatre returns with Campo Minado/MINEFIELD, a veterans look at the Falklands war. The Wien Experimental Theatre comes to life with a short cabaret series. Global Theatre breaks new ground with a series of two workshopped play readings curated by Broadway and Off-Broadway Producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld. Be brave, be fearless, step inside our season and be entertained. Sincerely,

Peter Van Heerden Executive Director quickcenter.com


Thank you to our Quick Center MEMBERSHIP

Carol and Joel Davis Trish and Raymond Dayan Nancy J. DeFilippo PRINCIPAL Patricia Delano $2,500+ George and Louise Demakis Donald S. and Patricia M. Hammalian Edward and Anke Dew Toby & Emil Meshberg Nancy Diamond and Jeffrey Mayer Anne-Marie Ziegler Mary Divett Maryann and Kevin Donovan DEVOTEE Anne Dowling $1,000 – $2,499 Mary Jo Dunne William and Marcia Eckerd David Brothers, MD and Janet Brothers, MD Richard and Carole Eisner Lauren and Russell Fuchs Cheryl Eldh Thomas C. Hofstetter Philip and Yael Eliasoph Carol Kagdis Joanna Farber Pat Mastandrea Marlene and Robert Fischer Elizabeth Strick Alan and Martha Fleischer James and Frances Fogarty FRIEND Judith M. Fox $500–$999 Mrs. Maria Fraga Bertha L. Gallant Anonymous Emma Gibbons Molly Alger and Jay Dirnberger Mary Gladden Warren and Pegge Axline Carl and Eileen Glickman Ms. Charlene Boyer Claire S. Gold Mr. Leslie Byelas and Mrs. Ellen Lubell Al and Judy Gordon John and Sharyn Cannon Mr. Thomas M. Graham Dr. William B. Dragan William Gratz and James Bruno Olivia H. Dunn Julie Broderick-Green MA/MFT ‘00 Susan S. Ellis Don and Maxine Greenberg Susan and Peter Evensen Stewart and Constance Greenfield Marianne J. Farrell Mary Ellen Griffin Norman and Celeste LaCroix Fredrica R. Halligan, Ph. D. Mrs. William J. Lucas Emmett and Kathleen Harty Lynne and Ernest Paushter Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Harvey Dr. W. Fergus and Davina Porter Sheila C. Haskell Marty Resnick Marie Hawes Vivian Rosenberg Samantha Lee Heilweil Maive Scully Sue Ann Heller Johanna Straczek Velma Heller Joan Waricha Cheryl Wiesenfeld and Gerald Rosenberg Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herlihy E. Hersher Wayne and Marge Hiller SUPPORTER Fiona Hodgson (includes Fairfield Faculty/Staff/Retiree) Betty Holm $150–$499 Heather S. Hopkins Anonymous Bernard and Mette Huelbert Denise Andersen Don and Wendy Hyman Virginia Auster Elinor P. Ianuly Edie Baum Anne R. Jackson Dr. Jack W. Beal Robert and Claude January Mary and Les Becker Lori N. Jones John and Karen Benz Drs. Joanne and Steven Kant Pegi and Kent Bernard Dorothy Kaplan Stuart and Lynne Bloom Dr. Alan Katz Dr. Mary Jane Bolin Marni and Stuart Katz Mrs. Janet L. Brennan Edith S. Katzen Elizabeth A. Bresiger D. and M. Keller Nancy A. Brown Andrea M. Kern Dee Brueggemann Estelle Kesselman Mildred D. Bunche Robert Kettenmann and Fay and Norman Burger Marilyn Wiles Kettenmann Elsa Cantor and Donald Lamberty Jeanne and Jack Klinge Marie Capela-Campos and Elizabeth A. Knope Ernando Campos Peter and Sandy Kolbrener Naomi Charlip Norman and Cheryl Labrecque Melvyn and Paulette Chase Mr. and Mrs. William Lacy Anne Cherniavsky Lauren and Duane Lanham Dan and Priscilla Christianson Mr. and Mrs. J. Lapreay Marianne Cirrito Dorothy B. Larson Elaine and Jerry Cohen Jean Lebedeff Selma B. Cohen Doris J. Levinson Eric and Pamela Cole Virginia C. Loch Karen Como Dr. and Mrs. R. James Long Charlotte Cooper Alice Madwed E. Cristiani Ute Mahr Constance Fluehr Csizmadia Jane Mangold Dr. Beatriz Cuello Barbara Mann Donna and Michael Curran Dr. Vanessa A. Marshall Alan Beasley and JoAnn Davidson Crozer Martin

Kathryn McCabe Colin and Tracy McEvoy Sharon K. McGuire Dr. and Mrs. Francis Mergenthaler Maxine Meyerhardt Sandra Carr Motland Karen Gustafson Bill Murray David Nap Sandy and Peter Nathan Robert and Deborah Neiman Olof and Caren Nelson Barbara F. Nerreau Judge Alan H. Nevas and Mrs. Janet S. Nevas Karin Newman Alan and Kay Nudelman Donna-Jeanne Oddie Al and Jean Oneto Joyce M. Pauker Joan Pendergast Deborah Pensak Baer Dr. Joseph and Lillian Pesce Leonard and Caroline Peterson Stanley and Katherine Phillips Robert T. Piper Ann Pollack Pat and Sal Porio Ms. Marlene Powers Richard J. Preminger Annelore Pstrag Dr. and Mrs. M Pugsley John P. Queenan Barbara Reis Howard and Judy Reynolds Barbara Z. Rosen Celie G. Rosenau Joan Rosenbaum Sandra Rosenberg Fernande Ross Lois K. Ross Penelope Ross Jane and Mark Rubenstein John G. Russell Leonard J. Rutkosky Dr. Frank and Diane Safran Mr. Robert E. Sahlstrand Dr. Sal Michael Santella Rebecca and Alan Scheps Joseph and Barbara Schlig Elaine Seeds George and Madeline Shepherd Edith D. Sillman Rita Smircich Jonathan and Cleo Sonneborn Francine Stein Sybil Steinberg Alan and Margaret Temple The Burrows Foundation, Inc. Joyce and David Thompson Linda S. Tors Michael and Phyllis Turin Andrea Turner and Albert Toth Carlin van Noppen Sally Z. Wallace Dava Waltzman Carol and John Waxman Stephanie Weaver Katherine and Monroe Weiant Mary-Lou and Larry Weisman Jesse Weiss Terry A. Wettergreen Joan and Jeff Whitehead Colin Williams Laurie and Roy Witkin Mr. and Mrs. Henry Witte Ira and Penelope Wolff Dr. Michel Wugmeister Victoria Wyndham Dr. Constance Young Debby and David Zieff

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Members for their support! TASTE MAKER (includes Fairfield Alumni & Young patron) $85–$149 Anonymous Barbara Abraham Kristen Alvanson and Reza Negarestani Louis and Sally Arovas Ron and Donna Barack Keith and Lynda Barber Robert H. Barlow Michael Barrett Carol Becker Diane M. Becker Anthony Benefico Wendy and Michael Bentivegna Beatrice Bernstein Samuel J. and Sarey F. Bernstein Adriana Bertola Guy Billout and Linda Coleman Ms. Eugenia Bourne Tricia Brady Susan Breen Carol and Steve Brieger Adrian and Pauline Brody Rainy Broomfield Dolores Brown Nancy C. Brown Angela Bruno Anna and Robert Buckner Becky and Doug Bunnell Clare Burnett Stephanie Coakley The Cocozza Family Marie S. Coppola Ellen W. Cowen Laurie Crouse Jonathan and Huguette Cunitz Paul and Deanna Davis Jane K. Dean Denny Elliot Cary Ericson Marcia Falk Jason and Anne Farrow Edward Faulkner Dr. and Mrs. Peter Ferrara Maria L. Ferreira, MD Barbara Ficalora Mrs. William Filip Sara Flokos Muriel and Michael Fontana Ed and Marilyn Foodim Robert and Lois Fox Marjorie Freeman Joan Frimmer Mary M. Georgette Bonnie Geppert Edward F. Gerber Marcia Geringer Arline P. Gertzoff Cam Gould Jennifer Gross Mr. and Mrs. Michael Guthman Dr. and Mrs. James T. Hamilton

Tom and Joan Harding Deborah Hare Jeff Hare Linda Heinzelman Interiors Drs. Ira and Ruth Hoffman Stephen and Aleksandra Hughes Bob and Jane Jacobs Rebecca and Mal Jacobson Rose Jordan Morley and Yvette Kahn Susan and David Kalman Rosalie Kaye and Barbara Raffel Matthew and Rachel Kelley Lynn Ellen Krause Shelley Kreiger Ellen and Gerald Kuroghlian Ebba vK Lavaty Karin Stenberg Layton Victoria Licamele Larry S. Lich Kathy LoCurto Domenico Loschiavo Linda Love Terry and Lance Lundberg Dave and Gerri Luther Shirlee Maddren Frances Mahoney Joan Makara Jane Malakoff William Malone Douglas H. Marshall Paul Master-Karnik Mary Ann and Bob Matthews Mary M. McCutcheon Beth and Bruce McDonald Liz McGovern and Judy Eckert Pat and Leon McNamara Vincenza McNulty William Menconi, MA Ed ‘02 Lydia S. Menendez Holly Mensching George S. Mihalik Susan H. Mooallem Kevin and Ellen Moore Ms. Rachel Murphy ‘02 Margaret Murray and Ivan Maisel Sylvia and Alan Neigher Emily Newton-Cheh Carol Nikola Margaret O’Donoghue Kerry O’Mahony Ryan and Tom Odinak Janet R. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Eric Petschek Francis Piazza Hans and Sandy Plickert Herbert Podel Marianne Pollak Martha McMahon Porretta Patricia B. Powers Laima Rastenis Gail and Roger Ratchford Kathleen Reddy

Bernice B. Resnick Myrna and Michael Retsky Diana Ringelheim Gilberto Rizzo Karine Roche Stuart and Barbara Rogan Donna Rogg and Brian MacPherson David Rothberg John and Nina Ruckes Christina Ruenhorst and Forest Leonard Vera M. Russo Becky Ruthven Barry and Regina Ryan Loraine Salerno Gregory Salmini Lisa Sandler Donna Schlegel Peter Schrobenhauser and Geena Clonan Laura Schroeder Richard and Rita Seclow Mr. and Mrs. William G. Selden Lauren and Paul Seplowitz Mia Sholler Jeri Silverman Cantor Richard and Batya Silverman Stan Silverstein and Jane Smiley Bill and Janet Simon Rick and Genie Slone Alison Smith Dr. Mark Spergel Judith E. Stern, alumna Ricki and Stanley Stern Dr. Surdukowski Carol Sweeney Carol Swenson Jane and Leo Swergold Thomas and Teryl Taglieri Michael and Nancy Tanguay Nicky Taraian Eugene and Roslyn Gans Mr. and Mrs. John Traynor George Tsimoyianis Robert Twardzik Fred R. Unwin, Sr. Sharon and Michael Vagell Henri and Irma Van Dam Joseph N. and Leslie F. Varon Linda Vaughan Beatrice Vornle von Haagenfels Gretchen Watkins John F. and Sheila R. Weiss Joan Wexler Dorcas White Bette and Stephen Wilkes Lofton Wilson Alan and Ruth Winnick Sandi and Chris Wright Susan Wright Jacobsen Nancy Yapo Renee Zinn Judith Zucker Barbara Zwick Memberships received as of May 11, 2018

HALL OF FAME DONORS $1,000,000 and more Leslie C. Jr., and Regina A. Quick Charles and Helen Dolan Marketing Corporation of America $500,000 and more The Kresge Foundation UST, Inc. Thomas J. and Gloria Walsh Lawrence A. Wien

$100,000 and more Booth Ferris Foundation Center for Financial Studies Connecticut National Bank Charles E. Culpeper Foundation The Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Foundation Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Ronald S. Lauder Estate of Elizabeth DeCamp McInerney

Bill and Pat Miles William T. Morris Foundation Peer and Mary Pedersen Chris and Mary Anne Pettit Christopher C. and Ann Quick Thomas C. Quick David Schwartz Foundation The Seiler Corporation T. Paul and Lois M. Tremont

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WORLD PREMIERE: Commission by MAI as part of


GUNS IN THE HANDS OF ARTISTS The Quick, in partnership with the Fairfield University Art Museum and #UNLOAD, is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition, #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists. This exhibit explores the creative transformations of guns as part of a nationwide initiative to spark a conversation about gun violence. Each piece in the exhibition was created using decommissioned guns, taken off the streets of New Orleans via a gun buyback program initiated by Jonathan Ferrara. Ferrara distributed the guns to internationally-known painters, glass artists, sculptors, photographers, poets, and other artists, who then used the decommissioned firearms to create works of art that address the complex issues surrounding guns. The exhibition will open on Friday, June 1, 2018 and run through October 13, 2018 in the Museum’s Walsh Gallery.


Movement Art Is (MAI) Fri., October 12, 2018 • 7 p.m. Closing cocktail & dance party - $75 Commissioned by the Quick Center, this world premiere dance work created by Movement Art Is (MAI) features the acclaimed duo of hip hop artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck. This commissioned work is created in response to the powerful works in the exhibition #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists. Working with a spoken word artist, Boogz and Buck will create a site-specific performance work as a testament to the issues surrounding gun culture in the US. Additional programming:

Art Making for Social Change a panel discussion with several of the exhibiting artists as well as curator Jonathan Ferrara, moderated by Helen During.

Thurs., May 31, 2018 • 5 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre Opening Reception 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Gun Violence in Connecticut: Realities and Paths Forward

a panel discussion with Brent Peterkin, Statewide coordinator, DOJ Project Longevity; Reverend Anthony Bennett (CONECT), and Jeremy Stein, Executive Director, Connecticut Against Gun Violence

Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis Dr. Patrick Kelley (distinguished visiting fellow, Egan School of Nursing; founder, Forum on Global Violence Prevention at the National Academies of Science) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy will engage in a conversation moderated by Representative Jim Himes.

Thurs., September 20, 2018 6 p.m. Barone Campus Center, Oak Room Additional programming is in the works, so watch for updates at fairfield.edu/unload.

Wed., September 12, 2018 • 5 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre quickcenter.com


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The Quick & Pilobolus are growing a home

For over 40 years, audiences around the world have celebrated acclaimed dance company, Pilobolus. Much like the fungus it was named after, Pilobolus has the remarkable ability of orienting itself to point directly towards a light source, and that’s where the Quick comes in. Fueling its creative process and a synergy for new experiences in our community, the Quick will serve as a home for Pilobolus. From unique performance experiences to Open MINDS Institute courses and summer programs for kids and adults, experience the full Pilobolus take-over at the Quick. Visit our website for the full list of programs.

UP! Umbrella Project: Created in collaboration with MIT Friday, September 7, 2018 • 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Free

With a DJ and screens to share the experience in real-time, Pilobolus leads this incredible large-scale live performance piece as audience members wield lighted umbrellas. As participants change the color of their umbrellas the collective landscape of colored bodies shifts. Shown through a bird’s-eye view projection, the view is stunning and colorful. Feel how the “whole” is indeed greater than the sum of its parts with UP!

Pilobolus Ringcycle

Friday, September 21, 2018 • 8 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 • 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Experience all 3: $120 | Quick Member: $90 Experience 2: $100 | Quick Member: $70 Attend 1: $70 | Quick Member: $50

Experience Pilobolus like never before with three performances in 24 hours! This ‘Ringcycle’ will feature performances of Shadowland 1, Shadowland 2, and a performance of well-known favorites and new repertory.

Pilobolus @ Play Workshop for Adults August 14 & 16, 6 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. $125 | Quick Members $100

Pilobolus @ Play Summer Intensive Camp August 13–16, 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. $180 | Ages 6–14

Connecting with Balance Open MINDS Institute Instructor Emily Kent, Pilobolus Education and Community Engagement Manager

Begins September 13– Ends October 18, 2018 Thursdays 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Residence for creative and collaborative experiences.

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Nora Chipaumire

July 2–13, 2018

Nora Chipaumire will spend two weeks at the Quick completing her latest work – #PUNK 100% POP*N!&GA, a triptych that will have its world premiere in NYC before being presented at the Quick in November 2018. It is a three-part live performance album inspired by her formative years in Zimbabwe and the energy and rebellion of punk and 1980s New Wave music. During this time, she and her company of dancers will finish the piece while also leading workshops and educational programs. Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and based in NYC, Nora Chipaumire has been challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art, and aesthetic. She’s been the recipient of numerous fellowships including the 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and 2015 Doris Duke Artist, plus she’s a three-time New York Dance and Performance (aka “Bessie”) Awardee. Prior to creating her own company, she was a featured dancer in Urban Bush Women. As Chipaumire shares about the work, “Having inherited Zimbabwe’s historic and political baggage, I use my work to question how status and power are experienced and presented with the body for myself and others born without property, name, or class. The human body poses a possible salvation, a manifesto or a vehicle for potential self-invention and selfdetermination. #PUNK 100% POP*N!&GA is a continuation of my career-long investigation of portraiture and self-portraiture, biography, subjecthood, liberation, and independence.”

The Quick is dedicated to serving as a creative incubator – providing space for artists around the world to focus on the creation of new work, while simultaneously connecting those artists with our community through dialogues that allow the artist to gain insight from the audience experience and to provide educational offerings that help our audiences engage with the art form. Through making long-term investments in the creative process, the Quick is helping artists sustain and share their work on a nationally recognized platform Engage with us as we offer artist showings, work-inprogress showings, meet and greets, and more with these incredible artists before their work is seen on our stages later this season. Learn more at Quickcenter.com.

Frédérick Gravel

August 27– September 9, 2018

“As an artist, I’m interested in creating characters and worlds that are constructed, and there’s always the question of the purpose of it. Am I trying to give a break from our reality, a dream space, a utopian one? I’m trying to be critical about our world, and by doing so I have to hit on what hurts by showing the world how it is, showing its flaws, yes with some poetry to make it digestible, but still, by showing what’s wrong. Or am I trying to show also how wonderful it is? To give some hope, to give a reason to save some things while we still can. I have surrounded myself with close collaborators for this creation that will be quite multidisciplinary, Etienne Lepage, with whom I’ve created other theater related works,and Philippe Brault, who composed and performs the music for my last creation, Some Hope for the Bastards, appearing at the Quick on March 22. I’ll have musicians on stage with me and some songs I’m working on, so the project might be a mix of concert, theater/stand up monologue, and contemporary dance piece.” During this two-week residency, Gravel will be creating this new work which will make its U.S. premiere at the Quick as part of our 2019-20 season in collaboration with DLD cie (Montreal), Festival TransAmeriques (Montreal), National Choreographic Center of Caen (Caen, France), and MuffaWerk (Munich, Germany).



Jane Fonda Speaking Out: Artist as Social Activist Thursday, September 27, 2018 8 p.m. $35 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $27

Join us for a ‘once in a lifetime’ season kick-off event presenting a legendary star of stage and screen. Jane Fonda is not only a Hollywood icon, but also one of America’s most outspoken advocates for social justice and women’s empowerment. She founded the Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at the Emory University School of Medicine and sits on the boards of Women and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, Women’s Media Center, and served as UN Goodwill ambassador. She has earned honors with two Oscars, the Honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival, and the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award and is back in the hit Netflix series, Grace and Frankie. Be with us as Fonda shares her candid, off-screen views on where she’s been, what she’s learned, and what we are confronting in America’s cultural and political landscape today.

OPEN VISIONS Opening Night Private Dinner Reception with

Jane Fonda

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Artisan at Delamar Southport $250 pp (includes ticket to OVF lecture at 8 p.m.) Limited space available


All Aboard The Hallelujah Train The Hallelujah Train featuring Pastor Brady Blade Sr., Daniel Lanois, Brian & Brady Blade Jr. and Zion Baptist Church Choir

September 30, 2018 • 3 p.m.

$75 Brunch and Concert | $50 Concert only Quick Member: $60 Brunch and Concert | $35 Concert only Get ready for a supercharged blast of authentic Southern gospel when Pastor Brady Blade Sr. and his 80-year-old thunderbolt voice pulls his “Hallelujah Train” in for its Connecticut debut. Boasting an ensemble that includes the pastor’s 20-strong congregational choir as well as his sons, famed jazz drummer Brian Blade and drummer Brady Blade Jr., the group’s uplifting message will be carried aloft by the unique blend of traditions the pastor has fostered in Shreveport, Louisiana’s Zion Baptist Church. Expect supple funk and jazz-wise flexibility — as well as guests like Daniel Lanois (guitarist and producer of U2 and Bob Dylan).

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“ God gave me this talent. Why shouldn’t I use it?” – The Score, An Insider’s Guide to the Performing Arts

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The Capitol Steps Friday, October 5, 2018 • 8 p.m. $60, $50 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $40

It’s time to vote. The Capitol Steps has elevated political satire to an art form. Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe gave audiences a much needed bipartisan laugh. They bring a collective eighteen Congressional offices and 62 years of House and Senate staff experience for a fast-paced evening that is filled with wry wit and topics of the day. No matter who or what is in the headlines, The Capitol Steps has spent over 36 years tackling all sides of the political spectrum, offering timely laugh therapy to audiences around the nation.

An Unscripted Evening with Michael Lewis: Trends Impacting America’s Future Direction Wednesday, October 10, 2018 • 8 p.m. $35 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $27 The Annual Student Forum – featuring Fairfield students on stage with leading authorities in a candid and animated cross-generational conversation. Special thanks to Jim Fitzpatrick, assistant vice president of student affairs. You’ve read his smash global bestsellers, Flash Boys, The Big Short, and Boomerang. The Blind Side traces the life of a poor, illiterate African-American kid living on the streets of Memphis whose life is transformed after he is adopted by white Evangelical Christians. Moneyball, a book ostensibly about baseball, is also about the way markets value people. From Sandra Bullock to Brad Pitt and Christian Bale, A-Listers have starred in Academy Award-nominated movies based on his books. Lewis is a columnist for Bloomberg View and Vanity Fair, and his probing articles have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, and Foreign Affairs. Pull up a seat and be part of a fascinating ‘Fireside Chat’ – an intimate conversation with one of America’s most notable opinion makers and visionaries of cultural trending as he points out the dynamic currents impacting the economic, ethical, and social trends shaping life in the US today.



Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia in The Rainbow Fish Sunday, October 28, 2018 • 3 p.m. $15 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $10

Be enchanted as Marcus Pfister’s award-winning book comes to life and The Rainbow Fish shares his silver scales and heart of gold.



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Series Sponsors

BARRY BARNES The ‘Long Strange Trip’ Comes to the Boardroom: 10 Innovative Business Lessons of The Grateful Dead Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:30 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $15 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $10 Presented in affiliation with the Dolan School of Business.

COMMISSIONER JOETTE KATZ Listening to the Kids: Challenges for Youth in Connecticut Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:30 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $15 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $10 Generously supported by Toby and Emil Meshberg Presented in partnership with Bridgeport Hospital’s REACH outpatient psychiatric programs

ROSS DOUTHAT Crisis or Stasis? The American Empire Under Donald Trump Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:30 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $15 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $10 Presented in collaboration with the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts & Sciences

THOMAS WEBER Becoming Hitler: Lessons of the Making of Demagogues Past & Present Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:30 p.m. Kelley Theatre $20 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $15 Presented in collaboration with the Judaic Studies Program, College of Arts & Sciences, and the generosity of Congregation B’nai Israel, Bridgeport, and Merkaz, the Community High School for Judaic Studies quickcenter.com


“ Chipaumire has become a rock star of downtown dance, with a majestic quality that blows everything else out of the water.” –Dance Magazine

company nora chipaumire Friday, November 2, 2018 • 8 p.m. $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30 Iconoclastic choreographer Chipaumire stages a raw concert inspired by 1970s independent music, Americana, and her own formative years in Zimbabwe in the 70–90’s. #PUNK 100% POP*N!&GA is a live performance album that confronts and celebrates three sonic ideologies: punk, pop, and rumba, explored through the radical artists Patti Smith, Grace Jones, and Rit Nzele. Performed as an epic song cycle, the work is a continuation of Chipaumire’s careerlong investigation of portraiture and self-portraiture, biography, subjecthood, liberation, and independence as a black female and African. Born with inherited historic and political contradictions, Nora Chipaumire’s work questions how status and power are experienced and presented through the body. The human body for her, and for those born without property, name or class, possesses a possible salvation as a vehicle for the manifestation o ​ f self-invention and self-determination. Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with the support of BAM, Miami Light Project, ICA Live Art Festival (Cape Town), University of Richmond, Quick Center for the Arts, Crossing the Line Festival/French Institute Alliance Française and company nora chipaumire.

Khizr Khan: Defending ‘Human Dignities’ Wednesday, November 14, 2018 • 8 p.m. $35 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $27

The 21st Annual Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lectureship, in affiliation with the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies Achieving global attention for his stunning moment at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in which he flashed a $1 pocket-sized copy of the Constitution to lecture then-candidate Donald Trump about the Bill of Rights, Harvard-trained lawyer and activist Khizr Khan will reflect on the humanitarian protections, dignities, and liberties the Constitution affords Americans. Passionately defending these humanitarian values instilled in him and his family, including his son, Capt. Humayun Khan, who died in 2004 while serving in Baqubah, Iraq, and was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, Khan, a Gold Star father, focuses his work on immigration and international business law. He also founded a pro bono project to provide legal services for the families of men and women serving in the military. “I don’t call these the ‘Bill of Rights and amendments to the Constitution,’ I call them ‘human dignities’ that we all cherish, that we all aspire to have in our life,” Khan said. “Mankind has come to a point where we have to look at each other with equal dignity.” Join us for this profoundly moving and edifying call to ensure that the US remains a bulwark for humanitarian principles. Funded through generous Anonymous Friends of the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies.



THEATRE THAT CHANGES OUR WORLD People go to live theatre to be entertained – to laugh, to cry — to escape life’s everyday realities. But, theatre also has the capacity to open our hearts and to shake us to our core. As audience members, theatre can educate us and change our viewpoints. In showcasing these two plays I aim to show how theatre can push us in the direction of social change. Theatre can alter us in unimaginable ways and in the process, theatre can change the world. This series will have two components: it will present plays that deal with real issues that we see splashed across the front pages of our newspapers. Topics include immigration and guns in America. Following the play reading, there will be time for a conversation with the artists and experts in each field. Cheryl Wiesenfeld has been in the communication field as an editor, writer, photographer, and producer. Since 1998, she has been a Broadway and off Broadway theatre producer with 20 shows, and two that are currently in the works. She has won numerous awards for her productions including the Drama League, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, NY Drama Critics Awards, and four Tony Awards.

“ This powerful play deftly explores the dirty antidemocratic secret of institutionalized racism.” –The New York Times about Cell

Global Theatre: A Performance Series Curated by Cheryl Wiesenfeld Broadway and Off-Broadway Producer

CELL Written by Cassandra Medley

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 • 8 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $15 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $10 This powerful short play “deftly explores the dirty antidemocratic secret of institutionalized racism” (New York Times). When a jaded guard arranges jobs for her sister and niece, Gwen, at an immigrant detention center, the family erupts into a battle over home and homeland security. As time ticks down for Gwen to save a detained child, CELL paints a searing picture of the secrets we keep in order to survive.

gUN COUNTRY A Theatrical Exploration of Firearms in America

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 • 8 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $15 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $10 Houses On The Moon Theater Company has been conducting storytelling workshops since 2014 with people whose lives have been touched by gun violence. Their true stories are hopeful, humorous, heartrending, and devastating. They all reveal some human aspect about the issue and about all of us. quickcenter.com





Places Please!

Friday & Saturday, November 16 & 17, 2018 • 8 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30 Set backstage during the final moments before the curtain rises, this cabaret-style performance is a zany trip backstage, making you privy to the anxiety and playfulness of life behind the scenes. Featuring a musical score that ranges from Broadway classics, to contemporary classical music, to ‘80s pop hits, you’ll be hard-pressed to not dance in your seat. The result is a buzz-worthy cocktail of biting satire, quick-witted physical comedy, and gentle moments of deep pathos set to capture the parallel and intersecting paths of a dynamic creative process and relationship. Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott, KEIGWIN + COMPANY creates and presents Keigwin’s electrifying and refreshing vision of dance that embodies a theatrical sensibility of wit, style, and heart.

“ Places Please! was a sophisticated treat for savvy dance fans and newcomers alike.” –Santa Barbara Independent

SOWETO Gospel Choir “Songs of the Free,” A Celebration of Nelson Mandela Wednesday, December 5, 2018 • 8 p.m. $55, $50 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $35



Direct from South Africa, the two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is an awe-inspiring 20-member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide. In addition to highlighting a few cherished Christmas songs, Soweto Gospel Choir is celebrating the centenary of the birth of the father of their “rainbow nation,” Nelson Mandela, with the program “Songs of the Free.” The evening will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much-loved by Mandela for whom the Soweto Gospel Choir had the privilege of performing in front of on multiple times during his life.



Sunday, December 16, 2018 • 3 p.m. $65, $55 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $40 Grammy Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell teams up with jazz guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, and Quick Center favorite John Pizzarelli in a stunning tribute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. Instead of stepping back in time, these artists pull the music gracefully into the present, and do it all with their signature panache. Although this tour marks the duo’s first time together, they are no strangers to epic collaborations. In fact, Russell toured with David Bowie before going solo, and Pizzarelli has worked with everyone from the Boston Pops Orchestra to Paul McCartney. And don’t be surprised if a few holiday classics make their way onto the program, as two of the best jazz performers of today cover the jazz legends of yesteryear.

Campo Minado/MINEFIELD LIVE PERFORMANCE Written and directed by Lola Arias

Saturday, January 26, 2019 • 8 p.m. $45, $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $25 Veterans receive free tickets by contacting the Quick Box Office at 203-254-4010.

What is a Veteran? Survivor? Hero? Mad Man? In Lola Arias’ MINEFIELD, six Falklands/Malvinas war veterans who once faced each other across a battlefield now face each other across a stage. Together they share memories, films, songs, and photos as they recall their collective war and embody the political figures that led them into it. Rich with live-action projections, and told in both Spanish and English, the piece is staged on a film-set-turned-time-machine, where those who fought are teleported into the past to reconstruct their memories of the war and aftermath. Soldier, veteran, human – these men have stories to share as they take us from the horrors of war to today’s uncertainties, with brutal honesty and startling humor. Lola Arias is a writer, director, actress, and songwriter and a leading voice in Argentinean theatre. Her productions play with the overlap between reality and fiction.




Gravity & Other Myths

A Simple Space

Thursday, January 31, 2019 • 8 p.m. $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30

Live from the circus capital of the world, Australia’s Gravity & Other Myths offers the future of circus. Acrobats are pushed to their physical limits without reserve, breaking down their usual guards and introducing the reality of failure and weakness. Featuring seven acrobats supported by driving live percussion, their recent hit, A Simple Space, is simultaneously raw, frantic, delicate, and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment. Gravity & Other Myths is an internationally renowned circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus. It has rocketed to stellar acclaim utilizing an honest approach to performance, to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity. If you haven’t seen Gravity & Other Myths yet, you must. It is so much fun.

“ Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit” – UK Express



Sweet Honey in the Rock Sunday, February 10, 2019 • 7 p.m. $50, $45 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $35 Since its 1973 inception in Washington, D.C., (founded by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon as part of the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company with Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson and Mie), Sweet Honey in the Rock has evolved to become international ambassadors of a cappella vocal and lyrical excellence. They are musical missionaries of equality, empowerment and education, peace, love, solidarity, and nondenominational spirituality. Kinetic, cultured, and connected, this internationally renowned, Grammy Award-nominated female a cappella vocal quartet is revered for its live performances, remaining among the most vibrant, versatile, and ever-relevant musical collectives in music today. Sweet Honey in the Rock includes members Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, and featured musician Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass.



RADICALS IN MINIATURE A Pick Up Performance Co(s) Production

Saturday, February 23, 2019 • 8 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019 • 3 p.m. $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30 Recalling an electric New York City in RADICALS IN MINIATURE, Ain Gordon and Josh Quillen speak, sing, play, interrogate, and partner lovingly, conjuring the elegies of those who impacted latter 20th century “alternative” culture only to lose their toehold on immortality. Many of these figures flourished between 1967’s Summer of Love (not everyone’s love) and the moment the term ‘AIDS’ entered public usage. While some of these figures were cut down by the disease, others never imagined consolidating their personal radicalism for the growing consumer culture. Ain Gordon is a three-time Obie Award-winning writer, director, and actor and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting. Josh Quillen is a composer and performer-inresidence at Princeton University with Sō Percussion. The piece was developed at Baryshnikov Arts Center & Vermont Performance Lab.

Farruquito Friday, March 1, 2019 • 8 p.m. $60, $50 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $40

“ The Greatest Flamenco Dancer of the Century” — The New York Times

Described as a “charging bull” and noted in 2003 as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Farruquito has earned the hype as heir to one of the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasties in Spain. Joined onstage by his band, Farruquito celebrates and honors the origins of flamenco while keeping the art form very much alive through his intimate performances. His first international stage appearance was at the age of four, on Broadway alongside his grandfather in the hit show Flamenco Puro. When Farruquito was 15, El Farruco, the then patriarch of the flamenco dynasty passed, and Farruquito became the heir of the Farruco flamenco lineage. Since then, he’s created multiple hit shows which not only distinguished his mastery as a dancer, but also gave him the opportunity to showcase the traditions of his prodigious flamenco line.



Evolution Friday, March 8, 2019 • 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 • 2 p.m. $50, $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30 Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant living artform while honoring the traditions learned on Sado Island. Emanating an ancient cavernous thunder, a group of disciplined, muscled bodies pound traditional Japanese drums with sticks the size of a forearm. In their latest work, Evolution, Japan’s preeminent taiko ensemble showcases the spectacular sonic possibilities of these timehonored instruments. Led by Kabuki theater luminary Tamasaburo Bando, the members of Kodo summon decades of training to exalt the drum in this tightly choreographed pageant of percussion.

“ Indeed, if there is such a thing as perfection in music, Kodo comes as near to it as any group in the world.”

– Boston Globe



Orin Grossman & Frederic Chiu Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 3 p.m.

$35, $30 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $22 Pianists Frederic Chiu and Orin Grossman return to the Quick by popular demand to present another afternoon of music for one piano, four hands, and music for two pianos. This concert will feature composers from Europe and America including Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Gottschalk, Gershwin and others. Orin Grossman has performed the music of George Gershwin around the world, including the Russian premiere of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra. He is professor emeritus at Fairfield University. Frederic Chiu’s recent recording, Distant Voices, pairs the music of Debussy with the contemporary Chinese composer Gao Ping. His 10-CD set of the complete works of Prokofiev is considered by many to be the definitive recording.



Frédérick Gravel

Some Hope for the Bastards Friday, March 22, 2019 • 8 p.m. $40, $30 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $25 With nine supercharged dancers and two musicians, Frédérick Gravel will take the stage by storm with a choreographic concert of downright corrosive energy. For the musically adventurous and visually attuned, Frédérick Gravel offers a spectacle to savor — an unholy hybrid of the highbrow and the high-octane with musical references of rock, R&B, even classical. In this sprawling sonic universe, the dancers come to life; when they move, it’s with the force of obsession and their bodies shift between repose and ecstatic motion. It’s dance and movement so entrancing that you’ll struggle to stay in your seat as the propulsive beats roll and the dancers move in finely controlled harmony. Beauty is rarely this entertaining, and entertainment rarely this exalted. Gravel electrifies audiences with dance that is rock ‘n’ roll sexy and in the moment.

“[A]rguably the most significant dance artist to emerge in Quebec in the past 10 years… He produces dance theatre that is sly and subversive.”

—The Globe and Mail

Sunday, March 24, 2019 • 3 p.m. $15 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $10 Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids show PEG + CAT (produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment), this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s super coolest pal – Ramone!



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Russian National Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake

Friday, March 29, 2019 • 8 p.m. $55, $45 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $35



This esteemed Russian company presents one of the most magical and well-known works from the classical ballet repertoire. With majestic choreography by Petipa, an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, and exquisite costumes and sets, it is easy to see why Swan Lake continues to earn the adoration of classical ballet enthusiasts and attract newcomers.

New York Philharmonic String Quartet Sunday, April 7, 2019 • 3 p.m. $45, $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30 Formed in January 2017 during the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, the New York Philharmonic String Quartet comprises four multiple prize-winning principal musicians from the Orchestra: Concertmaster Frank Huang (The Charles E. Culpeper Chair); Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples (The Elizabeth G. Beinecke Chair); Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps (The Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose Chair); and Principal Cello Carter Brey (The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair).

This concert is dedicated in memory of HOWARD J. AIBEL. quickcenter.com


Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Echo in the Valley

Saturday, April 13, 2019 • 8 p.m.

$60, $50 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $40

If there’s such a thing as banjo royalty, it comes in the form of the king and queen of banjo – Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn. Fifteen-time Grammy winner, Fleck has the distinction of being nominated in more categories than any other instrumentalist in Grammy history, and has brought his banjo through scorching hot newgrass, traditional bluegrass, otherworldly funk, modern jazz, African originals, transatlantic Celtic, and classical realms. Washburn has re-radicalized the banjo and deftly following in the footsteps of the founding mothers of folk, has become a prominent voice of old-time in our time while bringing to light those ancient sounds of American and Far East cultures in new and exciting ways. With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn’s second album Echo in the Valley is simultaneously familiar and wildly innovative.

e The Charleston low country is coming to Fairfield for a festive and fun feast. Rock out with Ranky Tanky while enjoying a crawfish boil and libations. Taking their name from the Gullah phrase for “work it” or “get down,” Ranky Tanky will have the Quick’s audience swinging hips and nodding heads as they transform the hymns, party anthems, and songs of the Gullah islands into infectiously rocking numbers.

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Open MINDS Institute Open MINDS Institute is an exploratory ‘classroom without walls’ presenting topical seminars and workshops. Guided by master professors, your commitment to the ‘life of the mind’ is rewarded with stimulating, topical ideas. With no homework or tests – this is the kind of learning you always hoped for: pure educational enrichment! These classes are entirely participatory, seeking ongoing dialogue between teachers and students as a learning partnership. Courses are $290 each. Quick Member price per course is $275. Enroll in two or more courses and enjoy a discounted price of just $250 per course. Orders can be made using the order form, by calling the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010, or at quickcenter.com.

PILOBOLUS: Connecting with Balance Instructor: Emily Kent Begins September 13– Ends October 18, 2018 Thursdays 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. “Connecting with Balance” is tailored to help seniors reconnect with their bodies and environment. Exercises in movement and balance guide participants to maintain and improve balance, think creatively, and build community through social engagement. This class is open to all levels of ability – even to those who remain seated throughout.

EXPLORING PATHWAYS TOWARDS LIFE’S GOODNESS – A Spiritual Journey for the Faithful/Faithless Instructor: Rev. Gerry Blaszczak, S.J. Begins October 2 – Ends October 30, 2018 Tuesdays 10 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Books on finding happiness continue to top The New York Times best-seller lists. And for good reason. Traditionally Aristotle is credited with saying that “eudaimonia,” or as it is frequently translated, “happiness,” is the ultimate goal and foremost good in our lives. Join Rev. Gerry Blaszczak, S.J., Director of Fairfield’s Center for Ignatian Spirituality, in a dialogue with writings as samples of wisdom and eloquence for this vitally important conversation. Welcoming individuals of all faith [or non-faith] backgrounds, our purpose is to share in the search for living a more meaningful life.

EXPLORING OPERA: Live from the Met for Beginners Instructor: Erik Novoa Begins October 4 – Ends November 1, 2018 Thursdays, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Opera can be considered the most significant work in the performing arts field. It continues to captivate its audiences because it presents the essence of humanity —the complex emotions overlaid through social interactions. In our exploration of opera, we will examine some of the most well-known melodies in the upcoming season from Live at the Met as well as other essential works with participatory discussions about why opera is or is not relevant today.

Revolution & Revelation; French Art in the 19th Century Instructor: Fiona Garland Begins October 17– Ends November 14, 2018 Wednesdays 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 19th century Paris saw the rise and fall of a series of revolutionary art movements from Neoclassicism to Post-Impressionism. Over the course of a mere 100 years, artists responded to their own set of unique circumstances – whether it was civil unrest or advances in modern technology – by creating one of the most diverse and exciting periods in the history of Western art. In a series of four dynamic lectures, we will examine works from J.L. David to Matisse, from Ingres to Cezanne. The fifth class will be a tour of the Metropolitan Museum.

THE PIANO: From Mozart to Monk Instructor: Orin Grossman Begins February 12– Ends March 12, 2019 Tuesdays 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Although there had been numerous keyboard instruments earlier, the Italians in the mid 18th century invented a new type that could, for the first time, get louder and softer by changing the pressure on the keys. From humble beginnings as a small, inexpensive house instrument it changed and grew into the most important household instrument as well as a concert instrument for solo recitals and concertos. This class will trace its history from its invention to today through the music of its greatest innovators. No previous experience with the instrument is required although those who took even a year or so of lessons will particularly enjoy revisiting the pleasures and pains of the art of the piano.

Communicating and Protecting: New Roles for the Public and Law Enforcement in Today’s Society Instructor: Peter McDermott Begins March 28 – Ends April 25, 2019 Thursdays 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The law enforcement profession by its very existence is a profession of ethics and integrity. As Sir Robert Peel (1829) stated, “the ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police existence, actions, behavior, and the ability of the police to secure and maintain public respect.” These discussion sessions will clarify the roles citizens play in interacting with law enforcement to maintain safe communities.



Single Tickets: $33 | $28 seniors ($5 children & students/Fairfield University students) Quick Center Member Price: $23/ticket

Save with the Met: Live in HD subscription! $26/ticket with the purchase of 5–7 $25/ticket with the purchase of 8–9 $24/ticket with the purchase of 10 Learn more! Join us before select broadcasts for discussions led by Fairfield University professors as well as distinguished community members. The Met: Live in HD subscriber discounts and privileges may not be interchanged with Open VISIONS Forum, Quick Center performances, and National Theatre Live events. Programs subject to change.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Aida (Verdi)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Carmen (Bizet)

1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore) 12:15 p.m. Pre-talk

1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore) 12:15 p.m. Pre-talk

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns) 1 p.m. (encore) and 6 p.m. (encore)

Saturday, October 27, 2018

La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) 1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Marnie (Muhly/Wright)

La Fille du Régiment (Donizetti) 1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore) 12:15 p.m. Pre-talk

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Die Walküre (Wagner) 10:30 a.m. (encore) and 5:30 p.m. (encore)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore)

Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

12 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore) 11:15 a.m. Pre-talk

La Traviata (Verdi) 1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore) 12:15 p.m. Pre-talk

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea) 1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore) 12:15 p.m. Pre-talk

SPECIAL EVENT Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Magic Flute (Mozart) $40 | Quick Member: $30 | children/students: $10 4 p.m. Screening Followed by Dessert Reception

‘ an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ –The Times

Now in its ninth season, NT Live delivers HD broadcasts of stage performances captured live at London’s National Theatre, one of England’s preeminent theatres. NT Live offers a wide array of productions including the restaging of classic works and premieres of new plays, as well as insider footage and interviews. Join us at the Quick for a front-row seat to the London stage!

$25 | $20 Quick Members | $20 seniors | $10 children/non-Fairfield University students | $5 Fairfield University students


King Lear

2 p.m. & 7 p.m. The incredible Billie Piper returns in her Olivier Award-winning role.

1 p.m. & 6 p.m. Starring Ian McKellen and directed by Jonathan Munby


The Madness of George III

2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Starring Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa and directed by Carrie Cracknell

2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Starring Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018




The Young Artists Series Sunday, February 24, 2019 • 1 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019 • 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019 • 2 p.m. Free (tickets required) In collaboration with the New York International Piano Competition and the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, the Quick Center for the Arts is pleased to present gifted young pianists in recital three times each year. Whether a classical music lover, teacher, piano student or a family with youngsters, you will find these concerts offer the perfect opportunity to experience some of the finest young artists in the country.

PHOTO CREDITS Cover: Farruquito / Courtesy of artist; Page 2: MAI / Tim Salaz; Pages 5 & 6: Marcus Kenney, Girl with Gun, 2014. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery New Orleans; Pages 7 & 8: Pilobolus / Christopher Duggan; Page 9: Nora Chipaumire / Jesus Robisco & Africa Moment; Page 10: Frédérick Gravel / Quick Center for the Arts & Mike Budny; Page 11: Jane Fonda / Courtesy of speaker; Page 12: The Hallelujah Train / Courtesy of artist; Page 13: The Capitol Steps / Courtesy of artist; Page 14: Michael Lewis / Courtesy of speaker; Page 15: The Rainbow Fish / Courtesy of Sparklebox; Page 16: Barry Barnes / book cover; Ross Douthat / Kevin Seifert; Krishna R. Patel / Courtesy of speaker; Commissioner Joette Katz / Courtesy of speaker; Thomas Weber / Sarah Christie; Page 17: company nora chipaumire / Ian Douglas; Page 18: Khizr Khan / Courtesy of speaker; Pages 19 & 20: gUN COUNTRY logo courtesy of House On The Moon Theatre Company; additional image: Thinkstock; Page 21: Keigwin + Company / Top image: Whitney Browne / Bottom image: David Bazemore; Page 22: Soweto Gospel Choir / Lorenzo Di Nozzi; Page 23: John Pizzarelli / Timothy White; Catherine Russell / HooM; Page 24: Campo Minado / Tristram Kenton; Page 25: Gravity & Other Myths / Courtesy of artist; Page 26: Sweet Honey in the Rock / Courtesy of artist; Page 27: John Sex / Ande Whyland; additional images courtesy of artist; Page 28: Farruquito / Courtesy of artist; Page 29: Kodo / Taskashi Okamoto; Page 30: Orin Grossman & Frederic Chiu / Quick Center for the Arts & Gwen Pellegrino; Page 31: Frédérick Gravel / Volker Derlath; Page 32: Peg + Cat / Courtesy of PBSKids.org; Page 33: Russian National Ballet / Alexander Daev; Page 34: New York Philharmonic String Quaret / Courtesy of the artist; Harold Aibel / Helen Klisser During; Page 35: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn / Jim McGuire; Page 36: Ranky Tanky / Courtesy of artist; Page 37 & 38: all images provided courtesy of speakers; Page 39: image courtesy of The Met: Live in HD; Page 40: NT Live: Yerma / Johan Persson; Page 41: Mohamad Hafez, We Have Won!, 2016 Mixed Media; Back cover: Frédérick Gravel / Stéphane Najman.

Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson The true story of remarkable women astronomers at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s October 24–28, 2018 Wien Experimental Theatre

Director’s Cut

An extravaganza of student directed and designed 10-minute plays November 29 & December 1–2, 2018 PepsiCo Theatre

Independent Project January 25–27, 2019 PepsiCo Theatre

2018-19 SEASON

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time By Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon The smash Broadway hit of an autistic boy’s coming-of-age comes to Fairfield. April 10–14, 2019 Wien Experimental Theatre

For more information about Theatre Fairfield, visit fairfield.edu/theatrefairfield or call the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010.

Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage Walsh Gallery OCTOBER 26 – DECEMBER 15, 2018 Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez was born in Damascus, raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and educated in the Midwestern United States. Expressing the internal juxtaposition of East and West, Mohamad Hafez, We Have Won!, 2016, Mixed Media Hafez’ art reflects the political turmoil in the Middle East through the compilation of found objects, paint, and scrap metal. Drawing on his architectural training, Hafez creates surrealistic Middle Eastern streetscapes that are architectural in their appearance yet politically charged in content. This exhibition will feature a selection of Hafez’ work across multiple projects, including several pieces from his most recent series, Unpacked: Refugee Baggage. For this project, Hafez worked with Iraqi-born writer and speaker Ahmed Bahr to re-create rooms, homes, buildings, and landscapes that have suffered the ravages of war, embedding within them the voices and stories of real people — from Afghanistan, Congo, Syria, Iraq, and Sudan — who have escaped those same rooms and buildings to build a new life in America. fairfield.edu/museum quickcenter.com


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