Monthly Archives: November 2010

Shirley Valentine talking about candy commercials …

In our upcoming production of Shirley Valentine, the heroine of the play spends a good deal of time talking about an old British advertisment for Cadbury Candy. “It’s like that advert isn’t it?  I was watching’ it the other night- y’know, Milk Tray Man.  Oh he’s marvellous isn’t he?  Y’see him, he dives off a… Continue reading →

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Groener appears on WTNH …

Harry Groener, who has been receiving rave reviews for his performance in The Train Driver, currently playing on the Mainstage through Nov. 21. He chatted a little bit WTNH’s Jocelyn Mamenta on Monday’s Connecticut Style show, discussing working with Athol Fugard, his approach to such a complex character and the play itself…. Continue reading →

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The Scottish Play gets a rethinking

Using the aftermath of war as a starting point for discovery, Long Wharf Theatre Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting is entrenched in a workshop of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth this week that he has conceived for five actors. The workshop, running from Nov. 3-14,  was made possible by a generous grant from the Seedlings Foundation. With… Continue reading →

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Making script changes …

Gordon Edelstein, sitting during an important moment in Saturday’s The Train Driver rehearsal, turned abruptly to his assistant Maryna Harrison. “Write this down,” he said. With that, actor Harry Groener began to improvise during a particularly sensitive scene in the play. It was a magical rehearsal moment, where Groener laid bare his character’s heart. “Harry… Continue reading →

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The Train Driver video

Check out the video for The Train Driver, starring Anthony Chisholm and Harry Groener, which runs through Nov. 21 on the Mainstage…. Continue reading →

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Fugard interviewed by American Theatre Wing

Howard Sherman, executive director of the American Theatre Wing, recently did a wide-ranging interview with Athol Fugard here at Long Wharf Theatre. It is a fascinating conversation – Athol chats about his collaborators, his own work as an actor and a director and the effect the end of apartheid has had on his work. To… Continue reading →

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