Monthly Archives: October 2013

First rehearsal: Fences

Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein characterized Tuesday as a historic day in Long Wharf Theatre’s history. For the first time, the theatre will produce the work of the master playwright August Wilson. The staff and creative team celebrated the first rehearsal of Fences, directed by Phylicia Rashad. Edelstein pointed out that Wilson had a fruitful relationship with… Continue reading →

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Introducing “SCENE @ LWT”

Long Wharf Theatre’s vibrancy doesn’t just reside in its rehearsal halls or on its stages. It lives amongst the greater New Haven community, in the people who attend our performances, and contribute to our greater good. Long Wharf Theatre’s various events – a wide array of opening nights, talks, working rehearsals, and after hours functions… Continue reading →

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Cultural references in The Underpants, the sequel: more things we looked up so you don’t have to

We at LWT are trying to get up to date on our cultural references and there are certainly a bunch of them in The Underpants, now playing on the Mainstage. We are in good shape talking about the latest MLB playoff game, the “Breaking Bad” finale, or what’s playing in New York, but when it… Continue reading →

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DeStefano and Levin honored by Long Wharf Theatre

Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein recalled the words of political operative James Carville when reflecting upon on the two decades of service rendered to the city of New Haven by former YaleUniversity president Richard C. Levin and outgoing Mayor John DeStefano. “Carville said ‘outside of a person’s love, the most sacred thing a… Continue reading →

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Cultural references in The Underpants: We looked them up so you don’t have to

Steve Martin is a smart guy. Everyone knows it. He writes books and plays. He acts in movies. He’s very clever on Twitter (seriously, here is the link; he’s hilarious https://twitter.com/stevemartintogo) He dances around with arrows on his head (not anymore, he smartened up!) he is also an inveterate intellectual name dropper. Littered through The… Continue reading →

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