Monthly Archives: January 2015

Meet the director of Bad Jews: Oliver Butler

When Oliver Butler was a boy, he spent many a happy hour hanging around Long Wharf Theatre. His mother, Pamela Payton-Wright, is a much celebrated actress who performed in many shows at the theatre, including a much lauded 1987 production of Our Town with Hal Holbrook. “My mother is all over the walls,” Butler said,… Continue reading →

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There are plenty of ways to support Long Wharf Theatre!

CHAIRMAN’S CHALLENGE A BIG SUCCESS! In what is becoming an annual LWT tradition, board chair Sandy Stoddard has just completed his second “Chairman’s Challenge” fundraising campaign to double the value of new and increased donations with a generous matching gift. “I hope this challenge encourages people to think about Long Wharf as they make their… Continue reading →

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Sunday Symposium hidden LWT gem

Long Wharf Theatre’s Sunday Symposium series is a hidden gem in its feedback programming series, which includes conversations with the cast, nightly talkbacks, and an intimate sit down with Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. The Sunday Symposium series, which take places generally after the third Sunday matinee performance during the run of each show, features speakers… Continue reading →

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Student inspiration takes the stage in Moments and Minutes Festival April 17

  In Our Town’s waning moments, Emily takes the stage to say goodbye to the life around her. At the conclusion of brownsville song (b-side for tray), Tray tells the world what kind of man he wants to be. Two young people surrounded and engulfed by beauty claim their places in the world in very… Continue reading →

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Where did the idea for Forever come from?

One of Dael Orlandersmith’s favorite places in the world is the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Each time she visits, she makes a point to wander among the graves of both the famous – Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, and Chopin, among others – and the ordinary. Dael draws her inspiration from many different areas. She… Continue reading →

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Kids can travel in time at LWT’s 8th annual Discovery Day

Almost every single theatre person remembers what hooked them in the first place. It could be a show they did in high school, or the first Broadway hit they saw. For others, it’s a moment in a classroom with a particularly inspiring teacher. For artistic resident Emily Breeze, that moment happened at Long Wharf Theatre,… Continue reading →

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