Long Wharf Theatre Reinvents Itself

5 reasons why you can’t miss the 2019-2020 season!

Five shows that ask big questions and deliver even bigger entertainment.

This season at Long Wharf Theater will transcend both time and place with stories which speak to our shared humanity and demonstrate our shared connections.

The 2019-2020 season will introduce important voices that speak to our collective past, present and future to New Haven audiences. The season opens with the world premiere of Ricardo Pérez González’s beautiful love story, On the Grounds of Belonging. Also featured is the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play of survival against great odds, Doug Wright’s I Am My Own Wife. Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap tells the story of a scrappy basketball hot-shot playing in high stakes game across the Pacific, and Lloyd Suh’s The Chinese Lady is the powerful and mesmerizing tale of America’s first female Chinese immigrant.

1 – On the Grounds of Belonging

Before “love is love”, love was dangerous.

A timeless and universal story of star-crossed lovers that will sweep you away. A world premiere written by trailblazing new playwright Ricardo Pérez González and directed by David Mendizábal.

Oct 9 – Nov 3, 2019

2 – Pride and Prejudice

English Lit gets lit.

An ingenious and saucy take and Jane Austin’s classic novel about love and politics. Written by Kate Hamill and directed by Jess McLeod.

Nov 27 – Dec 22, 2019

3 – I am My Own Wife

She found peace in resistance.

A powerful and life-affirming masterpiece about the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Written by Dough Wright and directed by Rebecca Martínez.

Feb 5 – Mar 1, 2020

4 – The Chinese Lady

You’ll look at her. But will you see her?

A deeply poetic and subversively comedic tale of Afong Moy, America’s first female Chinese “immigrant”. Written by Lloyd Suh and directed by Ralph B. Peña.

Mar 18 – Apr 12, 2020

5 – The Great Leap

You can’t change the world from the sidelines.

An enthralling and funny underdog story set among the international exhibition game between America and China. Written by Lauren Yee and directed by Madeline Sayet.

May 6 – May 31, 2020

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