Located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, SHU Community Theatre pairs entertainment and education in a fully reimagined historic 400-seat venue. From live concerts and theatrical performances to film screenings, author talks and hands-on learning activities, SHU Community Theatre is a cornerstone of cultural enrichment for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Next up, Saturday, January 21 , please join “Cooking By Heart” With Chris Sarandon – Live Podcast Recording ft. Jacques Pépin!
Known to fans in such varied roles as Jerry Dandridge in Fright Night, Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride and Leon Shermer in Dog Day Afternoon, Chris Sarandon worked with Page as the voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas. Centered around family, friends and food, “Cooking By Heart” is recorded before a live audience at SHU Community Theatre.
The winner of sixteen James Beard Awards and author of over 30 cookbooks, including The Apprentice, Essential Pépin, and Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple, Jacques Pépin is a chef, author, television personality, educator, and artist, and has starred in 12 acclaimed PBS cooking series. His dedication to culinary education led to the creation of the Jacques Pépin Foundation in 2016. His latest book, The Art of the Chicken, brings together three of his passions – story-telling, painting and cooking – in a beautiful and deeply personal book, equally comfortable on your coffee table, night stand or kitchen counter, providing many insights into Jacques’ lifestyle.
One of the world’s most iconic, beloved chefs, Jacques Pépin helped change the way America cooks and eats. Since his childhood in France, the chicken has been like Proust’s madeleine for Jacques—conjuring memory and sparking inspiration. Indeed, this most commonplace fowl has lived at the intersection of his two passions: cooking and painting. In his beautifully illustrated new book, Jacques Pépin Art of the Chicken: A Master Chef’s Paintings, Stories, and Recipes of the Humble Bird (Harvest/An Imprint of William Morrow; September 27, 2022; $30.00), this legendary chef celebrates a lifelong love, combining dozens of his vibrant and whimsical paintings with poignant and humorous reminiscences from his life and storied career—garnished with recipes.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting the Sacred Heart Community Theatre website.