Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ayad Akhtar Examines Identity with DISGRACED

The theatre has the power to do a lot to an audience: make us laugh, make us cry, make us think. It’s the thinking that playwright Ayad Akhtar’s work seems to invoke. If you’ve heard anything about our upcoming production of his Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced then you might assume he’s interested in prompting… Continue reading →

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First Rehearsal: DISGRACED

There are few things that Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein likes more than encouraging a bit of theatrical controversy. He loves the free exchange of ideas that happen in a  theatre, and if there is a bit of argument in the lobby after a thought provoking and well made show, well, he’s ok with that too…. Continue reading →

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Inside the Shops: Building the DISGRACED Set to Last

Summer’s winding down which means we’re winding up at LWT. The first show of our season, Disgraced, doesn’t start performances until October 14th, but our scene shop has already completed building the first flats of the season for the show. They’re particularly excited about the set for this show because they’re trying out a new… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre and New Haven Free Public Library to Hold Partnership Celebration September 25th

Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Free Public Library will host an evening celebrating partnership and community, marking the beginning of the organizations’ 2015-16 partnership. The celebration will take place on Friday, September 25 from 6 to 8 pm at the Ives Main Branch, located at 133 Elm Street in downtown New Haven. Please… Continue reading →

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