arts en 2nd Story’s “Hay Fever” Is An Overdone Shouting Contest <p></p><p>Ah, yes, “Hay Fever” one of those plays that became known as “a comedy of manners.” But in truth Coward's 1925 hit really ought to be called a “comedy of ill manners.”</p><p>It's Coward's view of a famous family being famously, uproariously, ridiculously bad mannered to point of forcing the family's so-called “guests” to split, to sneak out of the house, to take any measures to get away from the family's self-regard, their “I really don't give a hoot for anything or anyone but myself” attitude.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:47:00 +0000 Bill Gale 37169 at 2nd Story’s “Hay Fever” Is An Overdone Shouting Contest RI Foundation Announces MacColl Johnson Fellowship Recipients <p>The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the winners of MacColl Johnson Fellowship. The $25-thousand fellowships are for the fine and performing arts.</p><p></p><p>The Foundation gives out three MacColl Johnson fellowships each year to Rhode Island-based artists, composers, and writers.</p><p>This year the fellowships were given to visual artists Leslie Hirst, Anthony Giannini, and Daniel Sousa. Sousa, a filmmaker, has been nominated for an Academy Award this year for his short animated film “Feral.” He says he’ll use the fellowship to expand his filmmaking operations.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:04:01 +0000 John Bender 28911 at Weekend Arts: In Conversation With Author John Banville <p>Rhode Island Public Radio's Chuck Hinman speaks with acclaimed Irish writer John Banville.</p><p>Banville was in Rhode Island reading from his works to kick off this year's Contemporary Writer's reading series at Brown University.</p><p>Banville is the author of numerous books, including The Sea; for which he was the winner of the Man Booker Prize.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:00:34 +0000 Chuck Hinman 28215 at Weekend Arts: In Conversation With Author John Banville Mixed Magic Theatre adds an art gallery to the mix <p>Mixed Magic Theatre says it will open an art gallery at its Pawtucket theater. The first artist to show there is Morris Nathanson, an interior designer and artist. Mixed Magic co-founder Ricardo Pitts-Wiley says the art gallery will complement the existing performing arts spaces.</p><p>“Well, it’s part of a long, kind of a long process at Mixed Magic Theatre to develop a full-service, if you will, a full-bodied performing art space and the art gallery is really the third leg of that development,” says Pitts-Wiley.</p><p>The art gallery at Mixed Magic Theatre opens on Sunday.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:49:08 +0000 Catherine Welch 10363 at