Category Archives: Our Town

Student inspiration takes the stage in Moments and Minutes Festival April 17

  In Our Town’s waning moments, Emily takes the stage to say goodbye to the life around her. At the conclusion of brownsville song (b-side for tray), Tray tells the world what kind of man he wants to be. Two young people surrounded and engulfed by beauty claim their places in the world in very… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre to celebrate 50th anniversary with a series of special events

Fifty years ago, Long Wharf Theatre was founded by a couple of Yale School of Drama grads and a group of visionary civic leaders who believed that New Haven deserved a major regional theatre. It’s a big occasion for Long Wharf, and we’ve decided to hold a series of community events to commemorate that partnership…. Continue reading →

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From the Artistic Director: Gordon Edelstein on Our Town

Welcome to Our Town, the first production of Long Wharf Theatre’s fiftieth anniversary season. Long Wharf was born fifty years ago because a handful of young and idealistic theatre-lovers believed that our town deserved a world class theatre company. You will be hearing all throughout the year about our 50th, so I will not wax… Continue reading →

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Meet Phil McGlaston, Constable Warren in Our Town

Curtain time is unmerciful. Everything in an actor’s life gets structured around the hour when they have to walk on stage in front of the paying customers and give everything of themselves. When they eat, when they sleep, how much they exercise, is all carefully regulated. They listen deeply and intently to one another each… Continue reading →

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Upholding his family legacy: Tappan Wilder to speak at LWT October 16

Tappan Wilder has seen countless productions of Our Town at every level – from earnest high school renderings to slick professional productions. He’s seen it done with puppets, turned into opera, staged in a cemetery, performed with elderly people in the lead roles. Each time he sees it, or more importantly, allows something different to… Continue reading →

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Meet Rey Lucas, George Gibbs in Our Town

There aren’t many actors who can point to Star Wars, Evita, and “I Love Lucy” as inspirations for their careers, but Rey Lucas, George Gibbs in Long Wharf Theatre’s production of Our Town, is one of them. When Rey was a kid growing up in New York, he didn’t know that people could actually become… Continue reading →

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Meet Jenny Leona, Emily in Our Town

Like many other budding thespians, Jenny Leona first found Our Town in a high school drama class. She got to do the scene where Emily, the play’s young heroine, snaps peas and worries whether she’s pretty enough to find love. “You’re pretty enough for all normal purposes,” her mother tells her. “Reading it since then,… Continue reading →

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First rehearsal: Our Town

When people think of the greatest plays in American theatre only a few titles immediately jump to mind. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. A Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill. The list is short. “Picking the best American play is a useless enterprise. What… Continue reading →

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Meet the Actors: Myra Lucretia Taylor, the Stage Manager in Our Town

Myra Lucretia Taylor thinks of her block in Manhattan, the neighborhood where she’s lived her whole life, as its own little village. She remembers the people around her as children. Some remember her as a child. She’s been to weddings, funerals, and every kind of life event in between. When she was a child, her… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre announces its 50th anniversary season

Long Wharf Theatre’s 50th anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate our rich history and to set our course for the future. We are delighted to announce our 2014-15 season – a mix of classics and new work that will surprise and delight our loyal audiences, while engaging them in some important issues of our day…. Continue reading →

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