Monthly Archives: February 2011

Automation for Agnes …

A metal monstrosity sprouted up in the hallway from the Green Room to Stage II this week – black steel boxes of pulleys, coils, chains and machinery tucked underneath the stairwell outside the stage door. The boxes are called deck winches and are motors used to smoothly move four elements in the set of Agnes… Continue reading →

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Cooking with Eshan…

Before the actors for Agnes Under the Big Top even arrived at Long Wharf to begin rehearsals, they received an assignment from their director, Eric Ting, who gave them research topics like busking, the MTA, telemarketing, and, in Eshan Bay’s case, the cuisines of India, Bulgaria and Liberia. Eshan decided to give us a taste of… Continue reading →

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Director’s Notes: Agnes Under the Big Top

Eric Ting, Long Wharf Theatre’s associate artistic director, uses starlings and the idea of introduced species to talk about his upcoming production of Agnes Under the Big Top, in his director’s note, which follows. DIRECTOR’S NOTES Nay, I’ll have a starling shall be taught to speak Nothing but ‘Mortimer,’ and give it him, To keep his anger… Continue reading →

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Creating the masterpieces of The Old Masters

If one were to walk into Long Wharf Theatre’s prop shop about a couple of weeks ago, it would look as if you stumbled into the back room of the Uffizi in Florence. Ornate Renaissance painting were just lying around on top of battered chairs, amidst the detritus of previous shows and the props department’s… Continue reading →

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Gopnik and Kanter to speak at Sunday Symposium

New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik will join Yale University Art Gallery Curator Laurence Kanter for an in-depth conversation about art and Long Wharf Theatre’s production of Simon Gray’s The Old Masters on Sunday, Feb. 6. This talk, part of the theatre’s Sunday Symposium series, will take place following the 2 p.m. performance of The Old… Continue reading →

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