An evening of Sips and Giggles!, the perfect pairing of plays with complimentary wines and light bites, is set for Saturday, October 20 at the intimate Lyric Hall in the Westville section of New Haven, at 827 Whalley Avenue. The first event this summer sold out.
Thanks to actress and entrepreneur Joanna Keylock, the night promises to sparkle, with amuse- bouches, little tastes that explode in the mouth, combined with appropriately refreshing and unusual wines and a selection of delightful one-act plays that fit the spirit. The delicious nibbles are courtesy of Stacey Ference of Savour Catering LLC (203-906-7144) or Savourfood@sbcglobal.net and the distinctive wines are thanks to The Wine Thief, located at 101 Crown Street and 370 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.
The plays, all comic brain children of area playwright Frederick Stroppel, will include “Mulberries,” about neighbors who get to know each other too well, “Coelacanth” about a sister and her mentally challenged brother who are caught in the past as they try to plan for the future and “Harvest Time” about a man who needs a kidney transplant and the brother who may or may not provide it. As if that weren’t enough, Jim Noble will read "Testament,"an unusual last will that is bitingly funny.
For tickets ($40), call 203-298-0730. Non-alcoholic beverages are available for those under 21.
Plan on an entertaining evening of Sips and Giggles!, a three tiered layer of fun.