Monthly Archives: November 2014

Donor profile: John Sawyer and Pam Stanton

John Sawyer and Pam Stanton, longtime subscribers and donors at LWT, have also been active at WSHU Public Radio, even answering the phones for their pledge drives. So, they have a good sense of what donors like to do. “The automatic monthly gift is what most donors like, especially those on fixed incomes.  It’s easy to do,… Continue reading →

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Finding new ways to fund new work

A new play doesn’t generally come to the stage white hot out of the playwright’s printer directly into the actors’ hands, nary a change to be made, a story fully realized for the stage. No, the genesis of a new work is a lot more difficult, complicated, and costly than that. It requires careful shaping,… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre’s ancestor organization began in Clinton

Frank Wicks might be the first person in the history of the U.S. Army to stay in longer than he had to because of theatre. He was discharged and spent one more week in the service to finish a play he was working on at his base in Virginia, certainly unusual duty for a member… Continue reading →

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The Lapin Agile: The Real Setting for Steve Martin’s Imaginary Rendezvous

While the meeting between Picasso and Einstein at the heart of Steve Martin’s play is imaginary, the location is quite real. The Lapin Agile, the quirky bar where the meeting takes place, is an actual Paris institution. It might be a tourist trap now featuring cabaret acts, but the place had a long history of… Continue reading →

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Meet Dina Shihabi: “The women in this play are awesome”

Dina Shihabi’s past year and a half has been an extremely eventful one. She spent the summer before last shooting an indy film, graduated from New York University graduate school in the Spring, and picked up her Equity Card from Long Wharf Theatre in the fall for appearing in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, running… Continue reading →

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Meet Robbie Tann: Albert Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Ask Robbie Tann anything about Albert Einstein and the odds are he’s going to have a good answer for you. “I have been going nuts researching Einstein. I feel like I’ve pulled a thread and it all just keeps coming,” he said. Tann has immersed himself in the iconic scientist’s life in preparation to portray… Continue reading →

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First Rehearsal: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Steve Martin’s entertainment career is unlike any other, posited Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein at the first rehearsal on Tuesday of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, running November 26 through December 21, 2014. “Although he would blanche to hear me say it, he’s truly a great artist. He’s invented himself. There is no other artist like… Continue reading →

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