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Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spirit of Montmartre

  “Bohemia only exists and is only possible in Paris.”-Henry Muger, French novelist and poet When Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec moved to Montmartre in 1884, he found himself at the epicenter of a bohemian renaissance. Between 1880 and 1900, artists of all sorts—painters, sculptors, writers, musicians, and intellectuals—descended upon the raucous Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre to… Continue reading →

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A Timeline of the Delany Sisters’ Lives

1889 Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany is born on September 18th. Benjamin Harrison is the 23rd President of the United States. ∙ It has been 24 years since the end of the Civil War. ∙ There are 42 states in the Union. 1891 Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany is born on September 3rd. Streetcars in the South… Continue reading →

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18 Influential People from the Delany Sisters’ Story

The lives of Sadie and Bessie Delany spanned the entirety of the 20th century. When they tell the story of their lives in Having Our Say more than a few famous names pop up along the way. Here are 18 of the historical people the sisters mention we thought you might want to brush up… Continue reading →

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Remnants of Presidential History Given to Long Wharf

The box office phone is the busiest line at Long Wharf. Every day our box office staff fields dozens of calls about ticket purchases, subscription inquiries, and a wide range of questions. Box Office Manager Josh Sinclair recently picked up the phone to hear a very interesting question on the other end. “Would you have… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre’s ancestor organization began in Clinton

Frank Wicks might be the first person in the history of the U.S. Army to stay in longer than he had to because of theatre. He was discharged and spent one more week in the service to finish a play he was working on at his base in Virginia, certainly unusual duty for a member… Continue reading →

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