Monthly Archives: May 2015

6 Questions for Teaching Artist Daniel Passer

On May 30-31 we are offering a studio class for adults in Clowning and Commedia taught by Daniel Passer. Daniel is an acclaimed Cirque du Soleil Clown, Comedy Conceptor and Master Teacher at CalArts, Harvard, Brown University, The Second City and The Moscow Art Theatre. Most recently, he played the lead clown in the world… Continue reading →

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Meet the Cast: Fred Applegate

How many people can say that the rock star Sting wrote a song for them? Fred Applegate can. Fred, currently playing secretary Joe Tumulty in The Second Mrs. Wilson, running through May 31, can point towards the recent Broadway run of The Last Ship, Sting’s new musical, as one of the highlights of his career…. Continue reading →

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary with the Artistic Directors

Please join us to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with the Artistic Directors on Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mainstage. A lively discussion with Arvin Brown, Gordon Edelstein, Doug Hughes and Jon Jory about the history and future of Long Wharf Theatre, followed by a champagne toast and light refreshments. RSVP to the… Continue reading →

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Meet the Cast: Nick Wyman

There is almost nothing as satisfying in theatre, film, and television than watching a great character actor perform. They tread often in the background of a scene, stepping forward to lend moments of color, humor, and sheer pleasure to the proceedings. With a simple gesture and or inventive inflection, they can steal a moment. If… Continue reading →

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13 Firsts of First Lady Edith Wilson

When talking about the firsts of First Lady Edith Wilson it’s pretty easy to focus on the fascinating debate about her being the first woman to run the executive branch of government. However, we’ve found out that the second Mrs. Wilson holds the claim to a number of other firsts among presidential spouses. Check them… Continue reading →

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Happy Limerick Day!

President Woodrow Wilson was well known in his day for loving Limericks. He would recite them not just for entertainment in social situations but also in the company of his aides and advisers while executing his presidential duties. Today he would have thoroughly been enjoying himself by celebrating Limerick Day. You’ve probably never heard of… Continue reading →

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Woodrow, Edith, and the Lusitania

One hundred years ago today the trajectory of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency was forever altered by the German torpedoing of the ocean liner RMS Lusitania. Already concerned with the growing war in Europe, many in the US now called for the peace loving president to enter the conflict in revenge for the more than 100 Americans… Continue reading →

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A History of Female Presidents Onscreen

Despite the questions surrounding Edith Wilson’s role in the presidency while her husband was ill, a woman has never officially held the office of the President of the United States, at least in this universe. TV and film have been portraying women in the oval office since before a remotely viable female candidate even showed… Continue reading →

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Meet Joe DiPietro: Playwright of THE SECOND MRS. WILSON

Playwright Joe DiPietro is a very busy man these days, but one could say he’s been running at this breakneck pace for a long time. He spent time in April running back and forth between previews for his Broadway world premiere Living on Love, starring Renee Fleming and Douglas Sills, to rehearsals for the world… Continue reading →

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