4:30 PM Screening: Feathertop (1961). The musical-fantasy Feathertop, which was commissioned for television and broadcast in October 1961, has music by Rodgers and lyrics by Martin Charnin and is based on the Hawthorne tale of a witch who transforms a scarecrow into a man. Starring Jane Powell, Hugh O’Brian, Cathleen Nesbitt and Hans Conried; directed by Dean Whitmore. (ABC; 60 minutes.)
The Paley Center for Media is located at 25 West 52nd Street; for more information call (212) 621-6886 or visit paleycenter.org. Tickets are free with Paley Center admission ($10; $8 students and seniors; $5 children under 14).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.