A Special ONE NIGHT ONLY Engagement
Friday, June 6
8:00 p.m. performance
(includes complimentary wine and beer)
John Lithgow’s roots are in the theatre. In 1973, he won a Tony Award three weeks after his Broadway debut, in David Storey’s The Changing Room, which received its world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre. “It felt like home. I was perfectly prepared to work there for the rest of my life,” Lithgow wrote about Long Wharf Theatre in his recent memoir.
For one very special evening, Long Wharf Theatre is proud to present the extraordinary John Lithgow in his one-man show, Stories by Heart. Following his triumphant appearances at New York’s Lincoln Center and London’s National Theatre, the Tony® and Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actor offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. Invoking memories of his grandmother and father before him, Mr. Lithgow traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, interspersing his own story with a great story read to him and his siblings when they were children – “Uncle Fred Flits By” by P.G. Wodehouse. In the Wodehouse tale, a fretful young Englishman is taken on a wild afternoon’s escapade in suburban London by his irrepressible uncle. In a hilarious tour de force, Lithgow performs with zany abandon, portraying ten distinct, outrageous characters (including a parrot). Stories by Heart provides ample evidence of the power of storytelling, the magic of theatre, and the talents of one of our greatest actors.