Monthly Archives: October 2010

How does a new play come to life?

Aditi Brennan Kapil, the writer of Agnes Under the Big Top, a new work slated for Stage II in March, is currently workshopping the play at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis and Arena Stage in Washington D.C. She has been writing a fascinating blog about the experience of creating a new piece of theatre. Mixed… Continue reading →

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How Long Wharf Theatre treats its cars …

What does Long Wharf Theatre staff do when we get our hands on a cherry red, vintage 1976 Firebird? We don’t fix it up. We trash it. The theatre’s intrepid production staff spent last week putting the finishing touches on the set of Fugard’s The Train Driver, which starts tomorrow night. It takes quite a bit… Continue reading →

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Groener nominated for L.A. Ovation Award

Tony Award nominee Harry Groener has been nominated for an L.A. Ovation Award for his work in the Geffen Playhouse’s production of Equivocation by Bill Cain. He is currently appearing in our production of The Train Driver, which runs from Oct. 27-Nov. 21 on the Mainstage. Equivocation tells the story of how King James commissions Shakespeare… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre’s prop shop clams up for an afternoon …

Odd things occasionally show up at the theatre for use in a show. This past week’s fun oddity is approximately 14 tons of recycled concrete, donated by board member Len Suzio, and another five tons of clamshells have arrived for use on the set of Long Wharf Theatre’s upcoming production of The Train Driver. The… Continue reading →

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Making friends at Ella …

A nice interaction happened the other night between Rodney Harper, the drummer on our hit production of Ella and a young drummer named Walker. The drummer, a 14-year-old boy, met stage manager Rich Costabile at intermission, who encouraged him to chat with Rodney after the show. Not only did Harper, who is often gregarious with… Continue reading →

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Tina Fabrique on Channel 8 …

Ella continues to be a hit with audiences and critics. Star Tina Fabrique speaks with Jocelyn Maminta of News Channel 8 this past week about the show and Ella Fitzgerald…. Continue reading →

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