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Arts happenings this week


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Concord One-man showcontinues at Hatbox

For a second weekend, Hatbox Theatre will host Tru, a one-man play based on the words and works of Truman Capote.

The show is the second of the inaugural season of Square Peg Productions, founded by Matt McGonagle (executive director) and Ray Dudley (artistic director). Dudley is also the sole on-stage actor in this latest work. McGonagle directs. Katie Dunn will voice off-stage female characters and act as stage manager for the production.

Tru takes place in the writer’s New York City apartment at Christmas, 1975. Alone and hurting after being spurned by his closest friends, Capote soothes himself with pills, alcohol and candy while musing about his checkered life and career.

Showtimes will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17, $14 seniors, students and members, and $12 for senior members and can be purchased in advance at hatboxnh.com or by calling 715-2315.

Manchester Currier displays Baroque exhibit

The Currier Museum is pleased to announce “Going Baroque: Drama and Gesture in the 17th Century,” a gallery featuring new acquisitions mingled with some old favorites. Most of the objects date from the 17th century and reflect the artistic styles developed in response to religious controversies of the time.

This installation includes never-before-seen recent acquisitions including a deftly carved Spanish sculpture, “Saint Peter of Alcántara,” and “The Judgment of Solomon,” by Dutch painter Matthais Stom, who worked for his entire career in Italy. Visitors will come away with an understanding of the Baroque style and a renewed appreciation for signature works in the Currier’s collection.

Other pieces on display include a painted terracotta sculpture, of a twisting Baccante figure, a rare yellow marble sculpture, “Crucifix” by Giovanni Battista Foggini, which is the first old master decorative arts object to enter the Currier’s collection, and an ostentatious glass sculpture by contemporary artist Fred Wilson.

Concord Children to perform winter concert

Concord Community Music School’s Purple Finches Youth Chorus will perform Friday at 6:30 p.m. at South Congregational Church in Concord.

The chorus features children in kindergarten through eighth grade, directed by Maria Isaak and accompanied by Calvin Herst on piano.

They will sing a mix of folk, traditional and contemporary songs from many nations and cultures.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at ccmusicschool.org or at the door.