Have we got a JUICY season for you!  Embark on a journey of 6 plays that will take you outside yourself, moving you to laugh, cry, smile, and wonder as you are introduced to people and places you’ve never known. Take the adventure of a Long Wharf subscription! 6 plays packages start at $285.

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  • First pick at the best seats at the best prices before single tickets go on sale 
  • Free ticket exchanges 
  • 15% discount on additional single tickets to regular season shows 
  • Discounts at many local restaurants 
  • A full season of great theatre customized to fit your busy schedule!


first up, a comedy

THE ROOMMATE

By Jen Silverman
October 10 – November 4, 2018
Directed by Mike Donahue

Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre

Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, encouraging her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A comedy about what it takes to re-route your life—and what happens when the wheels come off. “With humor and heart, Silverman has written a play that explores, with great empathy, relationships with self and with other. The Roommate tugs at heartstrings as much as it tickles the bone” – LOUISVILLE.COM

 

a music-infused drama
PARADISE BLUE

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Awoye Timpo

November 21 – December 16, 2018
Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre

Blue, a gifted trumpeter, contemplates selling his once-vibrant jazz club in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood to shake free the demons of his past and better his life. But where does that leave his devoted Pumpkin, who has dreams of her own? And what does it mean for the club’s resident bebop band? When a mysterious woman with a walk that drives men mad comes to town with her own plans, everyone’s world is turned upside down. This dynamic and musically-infused drama shines light on the challenges of building a better future. “…a juicy and resonant piece of writing filled to the brim with complex, empathetic characters. It is not hard to become involved with their choices and worry about their futures.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 

a relevant Southern-Gothic tale about a family
MILLER, MISSISSIPPI

By Boo Killebrew
January 9 – February 3, 2019
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans

Stage II

Set in volatile Civil Rights-era Mississippi, Miller Mississippi is a Southern Gothic tale of one family’s devastating descent into ruin. As the country lurches towards a future of racial equality, the Miller family is poisoned by its own legacy. A highlight of LWT’s 2016 Contemporary American Voices Festival, Killebrew’s play shows how world-changing events affect individuals in deeply profound and personal ways. “This play is damn good and feels necessary and important in the complicated world it’s been born into.” – DALLAS OBSERVER

 

a meditation on our need for connection
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Based on the Book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the Stage by Nia Vardalos
Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

February 13 – March 10, 2019
Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre

Sugar is an anonymous online advice columnist—later revealed to be Cheryl Strayed—who thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and real problems of her readers, creating a beloved column about the endless dark and glimmering light in the heart of every human being. Based on Strayed’s bestselling book, Tiny Beautiful Things is a deeply funny, empathetic, and uplifting experience. “I couldn’t help feeling grateful… for a show that aims to open our eyes to the tiny moments when the world surprises us with care.” – VULTURE.COM

 

a riff on Homer’s epic
AN ILIAD

Adapted from Homer
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Translation by Robert Fagles
Directed by Whitney White

March 20 – April 14, 2019
Stage II

Visionary creators Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare have crafted a sprawling yarn based on Homer’s epic poem that spins the familiar tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles told through an original and immediate voice. An Iliad tells the story of humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? “Explosive, altogether breathtaking…Brilliantly meshes past and present calamity, with touches of the most caustic dark humor suddenly shifting into unimaginable pathos.” – CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

the season closes with a fresh take on a classic
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2

By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Will Davis

May 1 – 26, 2019
Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre

Nora made the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life of her own. Many years have passed since she decided to slam the door on everything. Now, there’s a knock on the same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Smart and engrossing, the Tony-Award winning A Doll’s House, Part 2 has a fresh take on a masterwork of world drama. “…lucid and absorbing…Modern in its language, mordant in its humor and suspenseful in its plotting…the play judiciously balances conflicting ideas about freedom, love and responsibility.” – TIME OUT NY

*All titles and dates subject to change