NEW HAVEN – Long Wharf Theatre announces a pair of hilariously intelligent comedies this spring playing on the Mainstage.

Assume the Position

Starring Robert Wuhl

Feb. 18-20

Emmy Award-winner Wuhl (“Arli$$,” Bull Durham, HBO) kicks off the LWT Extras spring series with Assume The Position. Based on a hit HBO special, Wuhl becomes the history teacher you never had (but wished you did)!  Join him for an irreverent comedic history lesson that playfully examines some of the facts, myths, and myths-that-became-facts that have permeated American history. “I’m a history guy,” Wuhl told the New York Times in an interview. “Spinning history is a way of making it fun, and if you make it entertaining and educational, you have something special.”

Assume the Position plays on the Mainstage from Feb. 18-20, with shows on Friday, Feb. 18 at 8 pm, Saturday, Feb. 19 at 8 pm and Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2 pm. Tickets are $40.

You Say Tomato and I Say Shut Up

By Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn

March 18-20

“We’re just not that into us,” proclaim real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch (“Seinfeld”, NPR) and Emmy Award winner Jeff Kahn (The 40 Year Old Virgin) in the hilarious and ultimately moving new play entitled You Say Tomato and I Say Shut Up, based on a memoir of their marriage.  This hilarious “he-said, she-said” show proves that all you need is love and a healthy dose of complaining, co-dependence, and Pinot Noir. “So funny because it is so accurate. Kahn and Gurwitch illuminate the insanity of marriage. They make you want to embrace your spouse for the same reason you want to strangle them,” said Ben Stiller.

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up will play from March 18-20, with shows on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 19 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40.

For more information about the shows, visit www.longwharf.thinkcreativegroup.com or call 203-787-4282. Any media inquiries should be directed to Steve Scarpa, director of marketing and communications at 203-772-8255 or via e-mail at steven.scarpa@longwharf.org