An important election season is always a fraught time, and the virus spiking isn’t helping. Take a break but stay in the historical moment with Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage (specially approved by Actors Equity for live performances), which continues its 34th Season with “RFK,” the story of Robert F. Kennedy (1925-69), the late senator from New York and former attorney general of the United States under his elder brother President John F. Kennedy (1917-63).
If “Jack” was the cool brother everyone admired, regardless of politics, “Bobby” was the hot one – and hot-button one. You either loved him or hate him. It was a life that calls out for musical theater treatment, and the Music Theatre, along with star Christian Manuel, charts his fateful, sometimes controversial journey, from his days as a crusading counsel for various Senate committees and campaign manager for his brother, where he garnered a reputation for ruthlessness, to his emergence as a compassionate civil rights and antiwar presidential candidate. Performances in-person and livestream are 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The theater is at 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk; For more, call 203-454-3883 or visit musictheatreofct.com.
It’s last call for the Greenwich Historical Society’s “An Unfinished Revolution: The Women’s Suffrage Centennial,” which charts Greenwich’s role in the heroic endeavor that gave women the vote – and the victory. Explore the show online through Sunday, Nov. 1, at https://greenwichhistory.org/an-unfinished-revolution/. (Meanwhile, kudos to the society, which has receive the Trustees Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The society was one of nine award winners honored by the National Trust during its 2020 Past Forward Online National Preservation Conference this past week.)
The suffrage movement was intimately tied to the civil rights movement, just as #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter are entwined, as seen in the recent PBS documentary “Not Done: Women Remaking America.” It’s an excellent overview of how we got to this moment.