Coming Up: Shows and Winter Concert

A look at upcoming events and activities in the Northport area this weekend.

Bert Emmet and Brooke Turner in "Murder in Green Meadows." Photo by Arena Players.
Bert Emmet and Brooke Turner in "Murder in Green Meadows." Photo by Arena Players.
Here's a look at what's coming up this weekend in town.

Opening Weekend of "Other Desert Cities" at John W. Engeman Theater

"Other Desert Cities," a new Broadway drama from the creator of TV's Brothers and Sisters and was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is now showing at the John Engeman Theater in Northport.

The show is the story of a once promising novelist, who returns home after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former leading Republicans, and her eccentric liberal aunt. When the novelist announces she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil as the family struggles to come to terms with their past. In this family, secrets are everything.

The show will run from Jan. 23 through March 9. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (631) 261-2900 or online at http://engemantheater.com/.

Arena Players at Vanderbilt: "Murder in Green Meadows"

The Arena Players Repertory Company will present Murder in Green Meadows by Douglas Post at the Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater, opening Jan. 24, and running through Feb. 16.

This exciting thriller spins a web of deception, sex and murder as two suburban couples discover their darker sides. This tale of lust and death holds the audience’s attention like a vise.

Performances are at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 on Friday and Sunday, and $25 on Saturday. For reservations or further information, phone (516) 293-0674. Arena Players Theatre is located in the Vanderbilt Estate Carriage House, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport.

Winter Concert

The Northport Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Richard Hyman, will present a free concert on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM.  The concert will feature Symphony No. 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven.  Additional pieces will include the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Mozart and the Overture, Scherzo, and Finale by Robert Schumann.

No tickets are necessary for this free concert. Donations accepted; all proceeds benefit the Northport Symphony Orchestra.


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