October

This month's highlights



 

 

He brought in the noise, he brought in the funk—now what else is he going to bring? Tap virtuoso Savion Glover has created a new show, Bare Soundz, and it’s coming to the Performing Arts Center. Like Bring In ’Da Noise, Bring In ’Da Funk, the new offering will feature explosive rhythms and insanely intricate footwork. This time, however, Glover and tappers Marshall Davis, Jr., and Maurice Chestnut will be performing a cappella—the tap equivalent of tightrope walking without a net. The trio hits the stage on October 4.

 

 

This Old House Tour

Yes, there is a way to knock on neighbors’ doors and peek into their houses without putting on a silly costume and going trick-or-treating. If you want to snoop, take yourself over the bridge to the Historical Society of Rockland County, which will be hosting a self-guided tour of the historic homes of Grand View-on-Hudson on October 4 (call 845-634-9629 for tickets). Included among the homes you’ll find an 1860s brownstone and a 1790 Colonial cottage. Just don’t expect the owners to give you any candy.

Script Doctor

Dr. Ezriel Kornel may be a prominent neurosurgeon in Westchester and New York City, but what he really wants to do is direct—well, produce. Kornel is bringing a production of Terrence McNeil’s A Perfect Ganesh—a play about two women from Greenwich who travel to India—to the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Theater in Chappaqua from October 30 to November 1. The doc has snagged Westchester residents James Kiberd (All My Children) and Susan Keith (One Life to Live) to direct and co-star, respectively, while he takes on the role of Ganesh. Who says doctors have God complexes?

Photo by Bridgitte Lacombe

 
 
Mamma Meryl

Director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) and actress Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia!) haven’t worked together since their remake of The Manchurian Candidate in 2004, but the pair will be reuniting on the stage in Nyack. The two will appear as part of Riverspace Arts “Conversation Series” on October 18, with Demme grilling Streep on everything from acting to activism. Maybe he can get her to sing a little ABBA, too.