HTC Pushes Boundaries with ‘Venus In Fur’, Songwriters Share Returns

Tristan Vaughan and Tina Jones star in “Venus In Fur,” opening Thursday, January 11 at Quogue Community Hall. Andrew Botsford photo

Tristan Vaughan and Tina Jones will bring David Ives’s adult drama, “Venus In Fur,” to life for a three-week run starting Thursday, January 11, at Quogue Community Hall, located at 125 Jessup Avenue in Quogue.

The second play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2017-2018 season follows the story of a beleaguered playwright/director who auditions a vulgar and equally desperate actress for his adaptation of the classic tale of sadomasochism.

“Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda piques the playwright’s interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner,” according to a press release. “As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.”

Show times are Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays, through January 28, at 2:30 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Saturday, January 27. Diana Marbury directs, with set design by Sean Marbury, lighting design by Sebastian Paczynski and costumes by Teresa Lebrun.

Tickets are $30, $25 for seniors, except Saturdays, and $10 for students under 21. For more information, please call (866) 811-4111 or visit

Songwriters Share Returns

Sharing is caring, and that is exactly what the Songwriters Share concert series is all about.

Now entering its fourth year, the series will feature a new singer-songwriter on the first Friday every month through June — starting January 5 with the HooDoo Loungers — who will share their inspiration with the audience, and then share the proceeds of the concert with a local charity of their choice.

The HooDoo Loungers will make a donation to The Island Gift of Life, a non-profit that provides financial assistance and additional services to those with life-threatening illnesses on the East End. The concert will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse of the South Fork, located at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. A complimentary reception will follow.

On February 2, Inda Eaton will perform to benefit Project Most, followed by Caroline Doctorow on March 2 for The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, Fred Raimondo on April 6 to benefit The Retreat, Gene Casey and Tricia Scotti for Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, and a showcase of five local songwriters — Job Potter, Sarah Azarra, Klyph Black, Sarah Greene and Cynthia Daniels — on June 1.

Admission is $20, or $15 for students and seniors. For more information, please call (631) 537-0132.