- Friday, January 24, 2014
NEW HAVEN — Heidi Schreck’s The Consultant, which is receiving its world premiere at New Haven’s Long Wharf, is billed as a comedy, which could be slightly misleading.
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I never saw the play when it was on Broadway, but I can’t imagine a stronger, more perfect cast than the one assembled for this production.
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
NEW HAVEN — A century ago a German playwright named Carl Sternheim wrote a ribald comedy satirizing the manners and aspirations of the rising bourgeoisie. Ninety years later, the actor, comedian and serious writer Steve Martin, took Sternheim’s play — Die Hose — and adapted it into an equally raunchy farce, The Underpants, which is serving currently the season opener for Long Wharf’s C. Newton Schenck III Theatre.
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
NEW HAVEN — In 1959, a young Chicago born playwright named Lorraine Hansberry broke new ground in New York with A Raisin in the Sun, the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. Based in part on her family’s personal experience in trying to buy a house in a white neighborhood, the show ran for over two years, received prestigious awards, and has been revived, made into movies, and used as part of the curriculum in many schools.
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Christina Bennett Lind plays Judy, “an amiable, beautiful, and exceedingly dim-witted young woman.”
- Tuesday, March 5, 2013
NEW HAVEN — Modern American drama tends to focus on the family, the dysfunctional family, that is.