Reg Lenna To Feature Pat Hazell, ‘Retr-O’ Art Show In Nostalgia-Themed Programming
A former writer for NBC’s hit comedy “Seinfeld” will appear to the baby boomer generation in an evening performance of nostalgic comedy and art this weekend.
Pat Hazell will present his one-man show “The Wonder Bread Years” at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m.
Created and performed by Hazell, “The Wonder Bread Years” was written as a salute to Americana and to restore a sense of wonder that can be lost at times. Blurring the line between stand-up comedy and theater, the performance is presented as a humorous look back at growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. The show evokes many memories for baby boomers, including sitting at the kids’ table at family get-togethers, riding in the way back of the family station wagon, holiday traditions and popular commercial brands like Twister and Wonder Bread.
Hazell was one of the original writers of “Seinfeld,” and is a stand-up veteran of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He is also a contributing commentator to National Public Radio.
Tickets to Hazell’s 8 p.m. performance on Saturday are $18 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Reg Lenna box office at 484-7070 or visit reglenna.com.
In keeping the nostalgia theme for the evening, the Reg Lenna will also host a free reception for “Retr-O: A 1960s Art Show” at its 3rd on 3rd Gallery beginning at 6 p.m. In the exhibit, which opened to the public Monday, artists Gary Peters Jr., Riko Chandra and Katherine Stuart feature their contemporary art that nods to modernists in the past — including some familiar people, places and things recognizable to many generations.
“The greater Jamestown community loves to look back on the past, share stories and memories, and remember the way things were,” said Len Barry, the Reg Lenna’s marketing director. “These events are a special ‘thank-you’ to the public for keeping the good times alive and well.”
The “Retr-O: A 1960s Art Show” exhibit will be the last art show to be held in the 3rd on 3rd Gallery before it is relocated to a remodeled space on Third Street as part of major renovations to begin taking place at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts shortly.
For more information, visit reglenna.com.