Category Archives: Matthew Barber

Judith Ivey Comes Home

Home, as they say, is wherever you hang your hat. That cliché happens to be true in the case of most actors. For Judith Ivey, returning to Long Wharf Theatre to appear in Fireflies certainly reinforces the old saw. Ivey is a native of Texas. The setting of Fireflies is a fictional small town in Texas…. Continue reading →

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Judith Ivey Comes Home

Home, as they say, is wherever you hang your hat. That cliché happens to be true in the case of most actors. For Judith Ivey, returning to Long Wharf Theatre to appear in Fireflies certainly reinforces the old saw. Ivey is a native of Texas. The setting of Fireflies is a fictional small town in Texas…. Continue reading →

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Why Fireflies Glow

Suddenly a spark. That’s an apt description of a firefly. It’s also pretty appropriate to describe the romantic theme of the play Fireflies. There is, after all, a reason why these otherwise invisible pinpricks of magic, who appear to us as the light of day changes, became the namesake for this Matthew Barber-composed work. “Fireflies… Continue reading →

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Drama Notes: Matthew Barber

Like the protagonist of her novel Eleanor & Abel – which Matthew Barber has adapted here into his new play Fireflies – Annette Sanford was a high school English teacher in a small Texas town. She was always fascinated by short stories, and would write them during her summers off. After 25 years, she left… Continue reading →

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