Monthly Archives: March 2016

Moving Forward in LEWISTON

In this third and final intallment of LWT’s exclusive interview with Samuel D. Hunter, Literary Manager Christine Scarfuto asks the playwright to touch on the connection between personal and shared history and the role it plays in the characters’ lives. Q: How important is it for these characters to understand their personal and shared history as… Continue reading →

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The Lost Sense of Discovery in LEWISTON

In part two of LWT Literary Manager Christine Scarfuto’s interview with Lewiston playwright Samuel D. Hunter, she inquires about how the playwright’s characters are effected by the false mythology of Lewis and Clark and a lost sense of discovery in American lives today. Q: In Lewiston, the central character tries to imagine what it felt like… Continue reading →

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Why-daho? Samuel D. Hunter’s interest in Idaho and the legacy of Lewis and Clark

  In many of his plays, Samuel D. Hunter investigates the complexities of living in and around small towns in Idaho. He’s originally from a small Idaho town himself (Moscow, to be exact). He takes the charming idealism and sense of community we associate with life in small-town America and turns it on its head,… Continue reading →

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Participants Announced for the 2nd Annual MOMENTS & MINUTES FESTIVAL

  LWT Education is THRILLED to our second annual Moments and Minutes Festival. We’ll be featuring both alumni from last year’s event as well as brand new performers and visual artists! These talented performers represent schools from all over the area, including Betsy Ross, Davis Street, Wilbur Cross, Center for Global Studies, RJ Kinsella, Metropolitan… Continue reading →

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Cast Set for World Premiere of LEWISTON

  LWT will conclude its 2015-16 Stage II offerings with the world premiere of Lewiston, by the 2014 MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Eric Ting. The production runs from April 6 to May 1, 2016. Tickets are $26 to $85. The press opening will take place on Wednesday, April 13 at… Continue reading →

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2016 SPARK Program: A Unique Opportunity to Experience the Development of a New Play

The process of creating a new play begins with an initial moment of creation – an instant, an event, a word, image or emotion that ignites a playwright’s journey towards a compelling story. The quest for that creative spark is a fascinating one. This March, Long Wharf Theatre premieres Lewiston, a remarkable new play by… Continue reading →

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