Actor John Lithgow is coming off some much-celebrated performances at Lincoln Center and London's National Theatre, and now he's heading to the Quick Center this Friday to present a one-man theatrical memoir, Stories By Heart. He'll tell tales of his own grandmother and his father, interspersed with two stories that were read to him and his siblings when he was a child: Uncle Fred Flits By, by P.G. Wodehouse and Haircut by Ring Lardner. In the first he'll portray ten zany characters, in the second, he'll transform into a gossipy barber in a small town in Michigan.
Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, (203) 254-4010. Fri., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. quickcenter.com. $55-$75.