On The Spot Improv, March 23-24

Fairfield University’s Improv Troupe, On the Spot, will share its award-winning comedy this upcoming weekend at the PepsiCo Theatre.

The troupe is a group of Fairfield University students, who begin their performance “On the Spot,” taking suggestions from audience members.

On the Spot features Alicia Bissonnnette, Mike Elwell, Casey Grambo, Michael Maio, Andrew Nealis, Pam Perrimon, and Gabi Tozzi, and is directed by Jeff Stanley.

On the Spot improv has been bringing laughs to the Fairfield community and New York City since 1990. The troupe also provides workshops for local high school students. On the Spot has received awards from the annual Improv Boston Beanpot College Comedy Competition.

The troupe is excited to share its weekly rehearsals and shows with the Fairfield community. Show times are 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, and 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Cash only.


“Julius Caesar,” March 25

The Acting Company, in association with The Gutherie Theatre, will deliver a modern interpretation of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” on Sunday, March 25, at 6 p.m. at the Quick Center.

The contemporary version will focus on the high energy of American politics, linking to today’s high-stakes political rallies, protests, speeches and elections.

The Acting Company has received several awards such as the Obie, Audelco, Los Angeles Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre.

“Julius Caesar” is a part of the Company’s 39th National Tour and is a show that should not be missed.

Come see the modern take on Shakespeare’s play full of pride, envy, honor and tragedy.

Tickets: $40, $35, $30


Sarah Vowell Open Visions Forum Lecture, March 28

The Quick Center for the Arts will host Sarah Vowell, best-selling author, journalist, social commentator and essayist, next Wednesday, March 28, at 8 p.m. to continue the Open Visions Forum series. Her lecture is titled “Author’s Liberty as a Voice of Patriotic Radicalism.”

Vowell is a New York Times best-selling author of six nonfiction books, an opinion essayist for The New York Times and a contributing editor for Public Radio International’s “This American Life.” Vowell has produced several commentaries and documentaries for Public Radio International.

Vowell has appeared on many television programs such as “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Vowell was also the voice of superhero Violet in the Pixar animated film “The Incredibles,” and she is the president of a nonprofit writing center for young adults in Brooklyn, NY.

Tickets: $45

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