Tag Archives: Gordon Edelstein

Twists of Faith

Max Wolkowitz and George Guidall in The Chosen at Long Wharf Theatre

“You think a friend is an easy thing to be?” a character says early in Long Wharf Theatre’s new production of The Chosen. “If you are truly his friend, you will discover otherwise.” …

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Playing God

Brian Dennehy in Endgame at Long Wharf Theatre

Brian Dennehy is God.

Let me explain. …

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Mistaken Identity

Shirine Babb, Rajesh Bose, Nicole Lowrance, Benim Foster_1000

I’m just a soul whose intentions are good.
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.

—Nina Simone, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” (1964)…

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Scenic Route

Long Wharf Theatre collage

By late 1964, Yale graduate students Jon Jory and Harlan Kleiman realized they shared an uncommon aspiration: to start a theater. In a 1966 article for Smith Alumnae Quarterly, the late New Haven arts scene powerhouse Elizabeth “Betty” Kubler…

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Humming Along

Athol Fugard at Long Wharf

World-renowned playwright Athol Fugard writes from his head, his heart and his homeland, South Africa. Since the late 1950s, he’s stormed the world’s stages, from Cape Town to London to New York.…

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Heavy Hitter

Chris Meyers and Esau Pritchett in Fences

In playwright August Wilson’s impressive ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle,” or “Century Cycle,” he set each play in a different decade of the twentieth century, all in his hometown, Pittsburgh.

Wilson could make a claim…

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Late Bloomers

The Underpants at Long Wharf Theatre

From Australia to Hong Kong, Mississippi to Michigan, Iowa to Indiana, from 2002 to the present, and now in New Haven, actresses have been baring their bloomers for comedian Steve Martin’s The Underpants

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Fair Play

Eric Ting, director of Long Wharf Theatre's Clybourne Park

“I like smart actors,” Eric Ting says. He’s discussing the new production of the drama Clybourne Park he’s directing for the Long Wharf Theater. The show begins previews tonight, has its opening night May 15, and runs through June 2.…

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A Brass Act

Satchmo at the Waldorf

Terry Teachout has been back and forth from New Haven for months working on the latest production of his much heralded play about Louis Armstrong, Satchmo at the Waldorf. The show opened the Long Wharf Theatre’s 2012-13 season in …

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This Week in New Haven (April 30 – May 6)

Benjamin Verdery

May Day, Cinco de Mayo and other harbingers of spring heat up the events calendar this week.…

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