Monthly Archives: October 2015

A CLOSER LOOK: Elder Play 2015

“When you look back life doesn’t seem to have happened in order.” “It just seems to have happened.” “Everything mixing all at the same time.” “Sometimes you can zoom in on something.” “It’s not always the best, but it’s what you got.” “All of the moments of your life, happening at once.”  These are the… Continue reading →

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LONG WHARF THEATRE, IN A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE OLD GLOBE, TO PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF STEVE MARTIN’S METEOR SHOWER

  NEW HAVEN – Long Wharf Theatre will present the world premiere of iconic writer and performer Steve Martin’s newest play, Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, in a co- production with the Old Globe in San Diego, California. Meteor Shower will take place in San Diego July 30 through September 4, 2016… Continue reading →

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Creating a Masterpiece

  We’re in the business of making art, but painting, as in portraiture, is a bit out of our area of expertise. In Disgraced Emily, Amir’s wife, is an artist. At the beginning of the show we find her sketching her husband in the living room of their New York apartment. Inspired by an earlier… Continue reading →

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Meet Mohit Gautam

When asked at first rehearsal how he pronounced his name, Mohit Gautam responded: “you can just call me Mo.” But ‘just Mo’ doesn’t even come close to accurately describing this newcomer to LWT.  The youngest member of the cast, Mohit is making his professional debut playing Abe, Amir’s nephew, in Disgraced. “I just graduated from… Continue reading →

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Local is on the Menu at LWT!

After a few tastings in anticipation of our upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, we are now working with and offering the products of four well-regarded (and insanely delicious) local organizations. Katalina’s Bakery, located on Whitney Avenue, is a recent, but much lauded, addition to the New Haven food scene…. Continue reading →

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DISGRACED, Willy Loman, and the American Dream

In describing Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced we’ve said Amir and Emily are confronted in the play with the compromises they’ve made to stake out a piece of the American dream. But what exactly is the American dream? Would it surprise you to know then that the phrase ‘American dream’ did not appear until 1931? Author James… Continue reading →

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10 Muslim Contributions to Our Everyday Lives

1. Coffee If you’re one of the millions who depends on that morning jolt of caffeine to wake you up then you have a group of 9th century Muslims to thank for it. Around 800 AD Sufis in Yemen (Sufism is a spiritual discipline within the Islamic faith) were looking for a way to stay… Continue reading →

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Ask the Actors: 23 Answers from Nicole Lowrance

1. Name:   Nicole Lowrance 2. Any nicknames:   Red 3. Describe your character in one sentence:   SEEKING. 4. Where are you from:   Austin, TX. Hook ’em! 5. What did you want to be growing up:   I have never known anything else other than wanting to be an actor. 6. If you weren’t an actor, what would… Continue reading →

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LWT Library Partnership Hailed as Strengthening the New Haven Community

Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein described the partnership between the New Haven Free Public  Library and Long Wharf Theatre as an important one. “The history of civilization is kept on these shelves. The library preserves our history and the soul of humanity. We try to do the same thing in the theatre,” Edelstein said to a… Continue reading →

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