Guild Hall: Programs thru March 25, 2018

GUILD HALL, East Hampton


Saturday, March 10 at 1pm

 The Met: Live in HD―Rossini’s Semiramide 

$22 ($20 Members); $15 Students 
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast. Tickets at; Box Office 2 hours prior to screening 631.324.4050; GH Reception during Museum Hours: Fri, Sat and Mon 11am–5pm and Sun 12–5pm; or 1.866.811.4111. The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.4050;  

The simulcasts at Guild Hall are made possible in part through the generosity of: 
Grand Tier: The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, Ann Cestone in memory of her sister Gloria, Phyllis Davis, Louise Phanstiel, The East Hampton Star 
Dress Circle: Norma Giorgetti in memory of Mary-Anne Szabaga, Barbara Horgan, Patti Kenner, Judy and Alex Laughlin, Jim Potter, Maryam Seley, Anita Sheldon, Norbert Weissberg in memory of Dr. Josef Weissberg Balcony Circle: Susan L. Blair, Maureen Bluedorn Frederic Cammann, Diane and Bill Dreher, Harriet Edwards, Ernest C. Leatherwood, Jr., Joan and Robert Osborne, Irene and Sidney Silverman, Veronica Stephens, Mary Stone, Sandra Thorn, Peter Van Hattum in memory of Harold K. Simmons, Anese Young, Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust  
Family Circle (*Gold): Julia Winston Adams, Paulette and Sanford Balsam, Carolyn and Gioacchino Balducci*, Gabrielle Bamberger*, Joanne Canary, Bonnie and Bob Cooperman*, Ann and George Davis*, James A. Fox*, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Garson, Francine Gluckman, Burton Greenhouse, Phyllis Kessler, Marsha Kranes, Robert F. Luckey*, Joan and Walter Marter, Marjorie A. Ogilvie, Marian Pedersen*, Carolyn Preische, Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel *, David Rey, Connie and Larry Randolph, Beverly and Jerome Siegel, Nancy and Maurice Skurnik, Patricia and Andrew Steffan*, Jane Wood* 
Donations made to Guild Hall’s Met Opera Broadcast series in memory of Andy JacobyanskyNorman Abell, Monika and Bill Akin, Barbara Alexander, Linda and Kenneth Brown, Thomas Buehler and Rosemarie Schiller, Nancy and Paul Buscemi, Robert Chaloner and Oscar Mandes, Ellen and Charles Collins, Jane and Bruce Collins, Carol and Tom Deane, Maria Dolecka, East Hampton Healthcare Foundation, Peter Gamby and Julie Small-Gamby, Eva and Walter Looss, Ellen and Arnie Jacobs, Carol Elaine Peterson and Richard Kahn, Elaine Peterson and Richard Kahn, Lynn and Alan Kaplan, Judy and Alex Laughlin, Suse and Peter Lowenstein, Linda and Lawrence Miller, Claire and Peter Odell, Mary Ann and Robert Stanutz, Susan and Gil Steckowski, Laura Stein and Eugene Wolsk, Florence Stone, the Symer-Rafferty Family, Patricia and Michael Tuths, and Joseph Wood 


Saturday, March 10 at 2pm 

Gallery Talk with Hiroyuki Hamada  / Spiga Gallery 

Hiroyuki Hamada: Sculptures and Prints is an exploration of conflicting textures, contrasting layers, light and space that find narrative as ethereal non-representational forms which juxtapose nature and science. These three-dimensional works further engage the viewer by contrasting smooth and manipulated surface layers. The exhibition is comprised of sculptures and prints and a major new work created specifically for this show. Curated by Christina Mossaides Strassfield. Museum Hours: Fri, Sat and Mon 11am–5pm and Sun 12–5pm. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806,  
Sponsored in part by Jane Wesman and Don Savelson, with additional support from Bookstein Projects. 



March 14–25, 2018 

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am and Fridays–Sundays at 7pm 

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet 

Directed by Josh Gladstone 

Get ready for love! The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall proudly presents the most epic and iconic of Shakespeare’s great romantic tragedies, ROMEO & JULIET, for ten dynamic performances this March. This edgy and contemporary interpretation features a cast of twenty-one actors ranging from bright young high school students to 20-something recent conservatory graduates as well as a few veteran Actor’s Equity professionals thrown into the mix, all coming together on a stage backlit by trippy projections and drenched in the post-punk aesthetic of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, to re-tell a story that we think we know so well. But this athletic ensemble rigorously mines the gorgeous language and poetry of this monumental play, dives deep into its elemental sensuality, raw violence and sacred and sacramental beauty to unlock all the vibrant color and vitality of this mythic and historic work. It’s an important and impassioned re-telling, singing a message of pure love and compassion in the face of community violence, prejudice and hatred – a message that rings as fresh and true today as when the Bard first penned the play four hundred years ago. Come experience this exuberant and joyous production and join Guild Hall in celebrating the energizing, healing power of Theatre. Cast (in alpha order): Frankie Bademci (Peter), Michael Clancy (Friar John), Olivia De Salvo (Juliet), Josh Gladstone (Director/Capulet), Everett Hibner (Paris), Quinn Jackson (Benvolio), Jamar Jones (Abraham), Carlos Lama (Prince), Lola Lama (Rosaline), Eden Lowlicht (The Watch), Gaylin Davey (The Page), Alexander Might (Romeo), Kate Mueth (Choregrapher/Nurse), Minerva Perez (Lady Capulet), Dan Renkin (Fight Director/Friar Lawrence), Tyler Rivera (Gregory), Reilly Rose Schombs (Balthasar), Michael Ruggiere (Samson/Apothecary), Susan Stout (Montague), Charlie Westfall (Mercutio), Gerri Wilson (Lady Montague), and Jamil Zraikat (Tybalt). 

$25 / $23 Members / $10 Students 

Supported in part by The Hearst Foundation and Forever Bungalows. The 2018 Theater Season is sponsored in part through the generosity of Barbara Slifka. 

The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; 


Sunday, March 18 at 2pm 

Gallery Talk with Jess Frost on The Artist Curated Collection: Toward Abstraction 

Organized by Bryan Hunt 
An exhibition of paintings and works on paper from Guild Hall’s permanent collection which demonstrates the path an artist takes from representation to abstraction. Using figure and landscape as bookends, this selection follows the formal trajectory from these foundations “towards abstraction.” While some artists approach this undertaking reductively, distilling the subject to its essence, others choose a more expressionistic path, or even a conceptual one. Some straddle multiple methodologies, defying categorization altogether. Traversing genres and generations, Hunt’s choices offers the viewer an opportunity to examine and interpret the process abstraction. Bryan Hunt lives and works in New York City and East Hampton. His work is included in numerous museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Guild Hall. Reservations encouraged at Museum Hours: Fri, Sat and Mon 11am–5pm and Sun 12–5pm. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, 

The Artist Curated Collection is sponsored in part by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Additional support from the Gerry Charitable Trust and the Robert Lehman Foundation. FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY BRIDGEHAMPTON NATIONAL BANK AND LANDSCAPE DETAILS. 


Sunday, March 18 at 3:30pm

“Romeo and Juliet: Too Much, Too Soon,” a free lecture by Richard Horwich

Richard Horwich, Professor Emeritus of English at the City University of New York, has taught Shakespeare at NYU, Brooklyn College, and the University of Colorado, and is the author of “Shakespeare’s Dilemmas.”

Reservations encouraged at 


Wednesdays, March 21–May 9 plus Mon/Tue May 7 and 8 3:30pm–5:30pm 

Young Cowgirls Garden Party Workshop 
Ages 8-12 
The Young Cowgirls create their own theatrical garden party! Croquette, cake, and creativity abound with some of their own thoughts, ideas, and jokes thrown in just to make it authentically YC. 
Dates: Wednesdays 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, and 5/9 plus Monday and Tuesday 5/7 and 5/8 

Cost: $230 / $220 Guild Hall Members 
To register please call Jennifer at 631-324-4051 or email
Boots Lamb Education Center, Guild Hall of East Hampton, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, 


Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 from 11am–5pm and Sunday, March 25 from 12–5pm 

Hamptons Arts Network (HAN) presents The Hamptons Arts Weekend (THAW) 

Join us for THAW FEST, a Hamptons-wide, weekend festival to celebrate spring, and promote the broadly diverse range of cultural programs and institutions that make the South Fork of Long Island unique. The 2018 THAW FEST will offer three days of exhibitions, theater performances, film, music, garden tours, workshops, community engagement and family-focused events.The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; 


Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection. Courtesy of the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection.



AAQ / Resource: Lear + Mahoney Landscape Architecture



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