Wondering what shows you should get tickets early for? Here are the Director's Picks of which shows to get tickets early from at the Quick Center in Fairfield! There are some spectacular options for you to pick from! Go to one or even all of them!
Open VISIONS Forum: Spike Lee
Thursday, September 19 at 8:00pm
Lee’s production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. Known for his uncompromising, provocative approach to controversial subject matter, Lee’s films have examined race relations, race discrimination, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. He has won numerous accolades for his work, including a 2019 Academy Award win for the film “BlackKklansman” (Writing/Adapted Screenplay).
Cirque Alfonse in TABARNAK
Sunday, September 29 at 3:00pm
Established in 2015, Cirque Alfonse is a young circus company from Quebec. Its founding members have all worked with some of the most renowned “nouveau cirque” companies around the world. The company is comprised of a team of professional acrobats graduated from the École nationale de cirque de Montréal, as well as a professional dancer, an ex-skiing champion and three talented and versatile musicians. The members of Cirque Alfonse, which include some members of the same family, created their group with a desire to recreate the music-filled evenings of their childhood. “[We] grew out of a need to look back fondly at the past, a desire to have more time for family, friends, and shared moments to hold.” A rock music celebration of Heaven and Hell and everything in between, their newest production, TABARNAK, premieres in
the U.S. at the Quick.
Global Theatre Perofrmance Series Curated by Cheryl Wiesenfeld Women on Fire: Stories from the Frontlines
Monday, November 4 at 7:00pm
Stories from the Frontline has a vibrant message to impart to young women today. It’s an energizing evening – a well directed and performed mélange of monologues surrounded by excellent dancers, who weave through the taut 80-minute performance, providing wisdom, beauty, and even some comic relief from our current political climate.
Joanna Gleason in Out of the Eclipse
Friday, November 8 at 7:00pm
Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason makes the Connecticut debut of her new show, Out of the Eclipse (straight from her sold-out run at Feinstein’s/54 Below). She brings us through a personal dark time and into the light, with a humorous and moving memoir, as she reunites with her arranger and music director, Jeffrey Klitz, and is backed by the Moontones. This is a revival for the spirit!
Frédérick Gravel in Fear and Greed
Thursday to Saturday, November 14-16 at 8:00pm
Frédérick Gravel in a solo. His outlandish vision of the world, his irony, his lengthy questions without answers, his singular style of movement, his guitar, his pop attitude. A Quick Center regular usually surrounded by dancers, here he takes the stage by storm as only he can, portraying the twists and turns of his sardonic mind and the originality of his unique style. Jump in for the ride!
Open VISIONS Forum and Bank of America’s Women in Leadership Series Samantha Power
Wednesday, October 2 at 8:00pm
The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power has been a leading voice internationally for principled American engagement in the world. Called by Forbes, “a powerful crusader for U.S foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy,” Ambassador Power has been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” and one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.”
Lynsey Addario “Eyewitness Through My Camera Lens: Worlds in Conflict”
Monday, December 9 at 8:00pm
A Photographer’s life of love and war. Lynsey Addario has captured audiences with her disarming and compelling photographs and her uncanny ability to personalize even the most remote corners of our world. Vanity Fair praised her: "she is more than a war photographer,"with her look at 'subject' impossible circumstances to show beauty and their humanity." Why would anyone willingly plunge headfirst into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur, or Libya? For photojournalist and MacArthur Fellow Lynsey Addario, the short, simple answer is also the title of her memoir: It’s What I Do. Despite death threats and kidnappings, she continues photographing pivotal subjects for National Geographic, The New York Times, and TIME. Join us to honor this local legend, raised in Westport and a graduate of Staples High School’s Class of 1991. Addario has won countless awards and distinctions including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism, and an Emmy.