Manhattan Theatre Club’s World Premiere of Lost Lake

Manhattan Theatre Club’s

World Premiere of Lost Lake

 Opens at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street)


Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Lost Lake, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, featuring Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter’s Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, “Cold Case”), opens at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).


The team behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof and The Columnist returns to MTC with Lost Lake, a riveting and spirited world premiere play by Tony winner David Auburn, directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.


The lakeside rental Veronica (Tracie Thoms) has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children so desperately need. And the disheveled property owner, Hogan (John Hawkes), has problems of his own – problems that Veronica is inevitably and irrevocably – pulled into.


An engrossing and revealing portrait of two strangers bound together by circumstance, Lost Lake is a vivid new work about the struggle for connection in an imperfect world.


The creative team for Lost Lake features J. Michael Griggs (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Robert Perry (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music & sound design), and Thomas Schall (movement consultant).


Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 6 Pulitzer Prizes and 19 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Casa Valentina; Outside Mullingar; The Assembled Parties; Venus in Fur; Master Class; Good People; The Whipping Man; Time Stands Still; The Royal Family; Ruined; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin.’

For more information on MTC, please visit


Tickets for Lost Lake are available by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, online by visiting, or by visiting New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). All tickets are $90.


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Look around the Mark Twain House in a whole new way

with a new room added every Monday morning!




Starting on Monday, November 10, and continuing every Monday through February, The Mark Twain House will be rolling out a new 360-degree panoramic Virtual Tour of the Mark Twain House.  See the house is a whole new light, and prepare for an in-person visit!


Rolling out this first Monday is an exterior view of the house, which starts with the startling shot above. Enjoy being able to examine the intricate detail of this picturesque gothic mansion and the wonderful view of the front yard and Carriage House.


Subsequent Mondays will show the Front Hall, the Drawing Room, the Dining Room, the Library, and then on to the second and third floors of Mark Twain’s wonderful historic home.  National Geographic recently named The Mark Twain House “one of the ten best historic homes in the world” in The 10 Best of Everything book. Only two other homes in the United States made that list–Monticello and Mount Vernon.


Visit the new interactive map of the house to see these panoramic virtual tours, and enjoy a taste of what people on the house tours experience in person!  (The Virtual Tours can also be found by clicking on the House tab on the home page of the, then clicking on Virtual Tours on the right side menu.)


Executive director Cindy Lovell believes the virtual tours will boost visitation to the House. “We have undertaken a serious initiative to increase tourism and are confident these 360-degree virtual tours are a step in the right direction,” she said. “Seeing the unique details of the home, such as the Tiffany stencils or the angel bed, should sufficiently intrigue viewers to come visit. We also realize that there are millions of Mark Twain fans around the world who may never have the opportunity to visit in person. This offers the next best thing.”


Photographer Chris Bain ( created the tours on a sunny, fall morning. “I have photographed many beautiful sites all around the world, but there is something extraordinary about this place,” he said. “When I first walked into the Front Hall, I turned my head in every direction, immediately wanting to create a 360-degree virtual tour. It is easy to imagine the family appearing at any moment. The house feels lived in.”


Mark Twain was fascinated by technology, including the evolving process of photography. The Kodak camera was invented during his lifetime, which enabled just about anyone to become a photographer. “Kodak” became a verb as people “kodak’d” everything and everyone in sight. Twain playfully wrote in Following the Equator, “Crossed the equator. In the distance it looked like a blue ribbon stretched across the ocean. Several passengers kodak’d it.” There is no telling what he would say about these virtual tours of his home, but it is likely he would approve.


The Mark Twain House & Museum ( has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where Samuel L. Clemens and his family lived from 1874 to 1891.
Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

In addition to providing tours of Mark Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.

The house and museum at 351 Farmington Ave. are open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 860-247-0998 or visit

Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts and the Greater Hartford Arts Council United Arts Campaign.

Riding My Way Back, A New Documentary Film

  Horses Healing     Humans Inc., Therapeutic Horsemanship in Coastal CT

Riding My Way Back
A New Documentary Film by Academy Award
Robin Fryday and Peter Rosenbaum



Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb. At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred. Through caring for Fred and building mutual trust, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the terrible, invisible wounds of war that had nearly defeated him.

HHH joins over 125 participating PATH member centers, universities, film festivals and other venues including Walter Reed Medical Center and the Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington, DC., who will be hosting screenings during Veterans Week. 

Tuesday, November 11th
Wheeler Library
101 North Main Street, North Stonington
 $5.00 Recommended Donation
Funds to support PATH Int’l Equine Services for Heroes at HHH

Discussion and Refreshments to follow the film

For more information contact Lee Paradis at Horses Healing Humans 860.572.2942

“ANNAPURNA” & “Christmas on the Rocks” This November!

“Both Ms. Rupp and Mr. Bogazianos
are thoroughly charming…”
“Rob Ruggiero has skillfully directed
the characters and story…”

“It shows off Mr. White’s strengths…
a fine ear for the language of intimacy
and a taste for universal humor.”
-The New York Times-
CALL NOW 860.527.7838
photo by Lanny Nagler
“Raise Your Glass to a New Holiday Tradition”

-Broadway World

November Events @ The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

November at Stowe

Salons@Stowe, Authors,
Thanksgiving Weekend Tours and more

The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial by Susan Eaton
Author Event  Wed., Nov. 5    5 – 6:30 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center   Free Event
Susan Eaton
Join us as author Susan Eaton leads a discussion of her book. An award-winning journalist, Eaton spent four years at Simpson-Waverly Elementary, an all-minority school in Hartford. Her book showcases the racial and economic divide found in almost every major U.S. city.

or 860-522-9258, ext. 317

Children Behind Bars:
Juvenile Justice?

Salons at Stowe   Thurs., Nov. 13    5-7 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center    Free Event


Join the conversation with featured guests Sandra Staub, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and CT State Representative Toni Walker.


This Salon is sponsored in part by
Christiana Gianopulous
and Paul Butler
or 860-522-9258, ext. 317

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 Salons@Stowe: Inspiring Action

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison by Nell Bernstein
Author Event   Thurs., Nov. 20    6:30 PM
Mark Twain House & Museum

Nell Bernstein
Award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein offers a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system and shows there’s no right way to lock up a child.

John Dankosky

Tickets are $20 which includes a light supper reception from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Or call: (860) 280-3130.

More Information


Co-presented with Community Partners in Action,
Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance &

The Mark Twain House & Museum

Pro: A Nook Farm Author Event with Katha Pollitt
Author Event   Wed., Nov. 19    7:30 PM
Mark Twain House & Museum   Free Event

Katha Pollit Noted feminist and award-winning columnist Katha Pollitt talks about her newest book, Pro. In this work, Pollitt asserts that contraception and abortion are inextricably related to women’s health and women’s’ rights issues. With stories of real women and contemporary statistics, Pro is a follow-up to the 19th century historic context in Karen Weingarten’s book, Abortion in the American Imagination, discussed at the September 11 Nook Farm Author Event.

More Information

 Reservations or 860-522-9258, ext. 317

Thanksgiving Weekend at Stowe
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday — a great outing for visiting friends and relatives

Thanksgiving Pies

The Stowe House is set for a family Thanksgiving, the celebratory high point of the year for 19th-century New Englanders.  Harriet Beecher Stowe viewed the holiday as a time to gather her large family as well as to share food with families in need.

Gather your family for an inspiring interactive tour of Stowe’s Hartford home. Don’t forget to stop in the Museum Store for distinctive holiday gifts for everyone on your list!

Do You Live in the City of Hartford?
Let your neighbors know about our FREE TOURS!

Free Tours Every Day You can help spread the word by displaying a small yard sign. Let us know you’d like to participate and we’ll deliver the sign to you.

We’ve got posters and flyers too — let us know if you can display or distribute them.

Email us or call 860-522-9258, ext. 317

Thank You!

Free tours made possible thanks to funding from a
City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant,
Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

Stowe Center Featured Author Wins Frederick Douglass Prize
Christopher Hager, Associate Professor, Trinity College

Dr. Hager Congratulations to Christopher Hager, winner of the 2014 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book Word By Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing.

The Stowe Center was proud to host Dr. Hager for an Author Talk in 2013.

HerTube Celebrates its 1 Year Anniversary; What’s Next For The Hybrid Company

HerTube TV Celebrate 1 Year Anniversary

HerTube which is a video & TV network about women and what women care about was launched October 2013 celebrates its one year anniversary.  HerTube is the brainchild of Audrey Bell-Kearney and is under the umbrella of Ms. Boss Media a marketing and consulting firm where Audrey is the president.  HerTube host a roster of women who produce their own show that is distributed across the HerTube media network which includes online, Roku, Smart TVs, Vimeo and YouTube where Audrey is a YouTube Partner.  The content produced by the women is also distributed across the HerTube app that can be downloaded to your IPhone, Samsung phones & tablets including Amazon Kindle Fire.  So the network hosts over 200 videos from its producers.  HerTube is a win win for all involved because when we launched we needed content so we looked for women who wanted to be on TV and that’s how we got our first group of producers states Audrey.  The next round of women producers came from business women, motivational speakers and authors looking for a platform that they could use to create more exposure for their business and that’s what HerTube offered.
Audrey has been an entrepreneur for over 15 years and believes that if opportunities aren’t coming to you, then create them for yourself.  95 percent of the women on the network are actresses looking for more face time to hone their craft of acting and HerTube puts them on TV every week when they release a new show because of our partnership with Roku states Audrey.
Over the past year HerTube has had some challenges one of which is monetizing all of content that is being produced on the network.  There is a lot of competition out there when you are looking for advertisers to support the network states Audrey.  We have to get our numbers up to attract advertisers and that has been a challenge for us.  We want to create revenue for the company and also help the women create income.  We partnered with an ad network that run ads on our Roku channel, but the revenue from that is extremely small, so moving forward we are have found a model that we think will work for HerTube and the women who produce shows.  We call it HerTube 2.0.  With this new model we can charge our producers a monthly subscription fee for their own channel and the producers can then in turn charge their subscribers a subscription for their channel, offer pay per view options and run advertising on their channel.  This is a great model for anyone who wants to create massive exposure and be in a position to monetize their channel at the same time.  Speakers, trainers and entertainers can charge for live events.  Filmmakers can charge for film screenings online and on TV. HerTube 2.0 offers a lot of great options and we are glad that we will be launching this new platform and our very own HerTube set-top-box on Christmas Day. What a way to start off the new year with a solid plan and platform ready to go for 2015 says Audrey.
For more information contact Audrey at 678-254-2911 or via email Audrey@HerTube.TV or visitwww.HerTube.TV or for HerTube 2.0 visit

onStage at Connecticut College presents ‘TEA FOR THREE’

NEW LONDON, Conn. – onStage at Connecticut College presents “TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty,” a behind-the-scenes look at three influential U.S. First Ladies, on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center.

One actress portrays all three women in the show: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. Elaine Bromka came up with the idea for “TEA FOR THREE” while she was starring as eight First Ladies opposite Rich Little in the PBS and stage show “The Presidents.” Audience members will recognize the Emmy-winning Bromka from numerous appearances on film, television and the stage, including “Girls,” “E.R.,” “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order,” “Playing for Time,” “The Rose Tattoo,” “Macbeth” and “Uncle Buck.”

In an interview about “TEA FOR THREE,” which she co-wrote with Eric H. Weinberger, Bromka said, “These were women of intelligence and grit who suddenly found themselves in a fishbowl. I realized I wanted to tell the story from their point of view.”

The result is a heartwarming look at the evolving role of women during challenging, dynamic moments in history. And it is for those reasons that Director of Arts Programming Rob Richter ’82 deliberately slated the “TEA FOR THREE” performance to follow the midterm elections.

“The heavy-handed campaigning that goes on during election season can make us forget that, despite outward signs in some cases, politicians and their families are human,” he said. “Elaine Bromka’s skills as an actress, plus a great script, humanizes these three iconic women who have what Pat Nixon called ‘the hardest unpaid job in the world.’”

Tickets are $18, $16 for seniors and $9 for students. For tickets and information, call 860-439-2787 or visit


Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college’s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit

Internationally Acclaimed Oboist and Educator Andrea Gullickson Will Perform at Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT — Internationally acclaimed oboist and educator Andrea Gullickson will perform in Webb Hall 110 at Eastern Connecticut State University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13.

Gullickson received her bachelor’s degree in music from Michigan State University in 1981 and later earned her master’s degree in music from Northwestern University. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa in 1993.

Gullickson has released three solo albums, the most recent of which is titled, “Oboe Celebrations: Music to Lift the Spirits and Set the Imagination Dancing.” She is also one of two founding members of what is considered to be one of the world’s most well-known reed ensembles, “WiZARDS! A Double Reed Consort” along with Mark Weiger. She is a native of North Dakota and has performed with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, one of the longest running symphonies in American history, and has played in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall.

In addition to her passion for the oboe, Gullickson is a professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and was the former chair of the Department of Music at Butler University.

Tickets for this event are available are free for all students. They will also be made available to the public for $10; reserve by calling (860) 465-0036 or e-mailing

Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp, Live at the Warner Theatre

Torrington, CT – Join us at the Warner Theatre Saturday, November 15 at 8 pm, for an evening of classic hits from the 50’s and 60’s with Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp, Live!

Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp, Live! stars Bobby Rydell, one of the most popular rock and roll teen idols of the 50’s and 60’s known for his hits, “Wild One,” “Volare,” and “We Got Love,” and popular 60’s group Jay and the Americans with memorable songs like, “This Magic Moment,” “Come a Little Bit Closer,” and “Walkin’ In The Rain.” Special guests include Charlie Thomas’s Drifters (“Under The Boardwalk” and “Up On The Roof”) and Emil Stucchio & The Classics (“Till Then”). A limited number of VIP tickets is available and includes a post meet and greet with the stars. All artists feature original members. Presented by Praia Entertainment Group.
Tickets are $34-75 and are available by calling the Warner Theatre Box Office at (860) 489-7180 or online at

About the Warner

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as “Connecticut’s Most Beautiful Theatre.” Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA’s mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website:

Canadian front moves into North Carolina for Surf to Sound Challenge



Jessica Rando and Larry Cain of Canada return to North Carolina October 31 through November 2 to defend their women’s and men’s elite division championships in the Surf to Sound Challenge. Rando and Cain are world-class competitors in a variety of paddle sports, including the increasingly popular sport of standup paddleboard.

Jessica Rando, born in the greater Toronto area and raised on the shores of Lake Ontario, adopted an outdoor enthusiast lifestyle with encouragement from her parents and sister. In high school, she launched a 10-year career highlighted by national and international gold medals in sprint canoe, and three world championships in dragon boat.

After retiring from sprint canoe, 31-year-old Jessica Rando is now a major player in standup paddleboard. In 2014, Rando won first-place elite female in Pickering’s Canada Cup SUP Race, Ottawa’s Ultimate SUP Challenge, Toronto’s Icebreaker, and all races she entered on the Ontario SUP Series circuit.

“What I love most about SUP is that where there is water, you can paddle. Whitewater, surf, open-ocean, flatwater – all can be tackled on a standup paddleboard,” said Rando in a recent interview with NC Press Release. North Carolina’s Surf to Sound Challenge “offers a bit of an extension on summer and the race season … it keeps my race skills fresh. I also love the variety of conditions that the course offers.”

Click here for photo gallery and complete interview with Jessica Rando

Larry Cain, also a Torontonian, participated in three Summer Olympics, winning gold and silver medals in the sprint canoe competition. An inductee into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, he is working with Canada’s high-performance paddle team leading up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Winner of Canada’s SUP Cup in 2014, Cain has captured the men’s elite division championship in North Carolina’s Surf to Sound Challenge for the past three years.

This year’s three-day family weekend starts on Halloween, offering SUP clinics by Rando and Cain, a beginner course for standup paddle surfers, storytelling and s’mores for kids, and SUP races for every skill level on four unique race courses, a total of 20 miles, covering open-ocean and inland waters – that circumvent the beach strand and picturesque marsh islands.

Now in its fourth year, the 2014 North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge christens its new 9-mile, advanced, long-distance course, called the Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship, in honor of the host hotel. Sandwiched between beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Banks Channel, Blockade Runner Beach Resort is headquarters for four major East Coast SUP events each year, culminating with November’s Surf to Sound Challenge.

Downtime during the weekend features the east coast premiere of filmmaker Brent Deal’s H2MexicO, named 2014 Movie of the Year by SUP The Mag.

North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge is presented by Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club, organizers of the Carolina Cup.