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“Meteor Shower” Walks On The Mild Side

by Donald Brown | Oct 11, 2016 12:20 pm | Comments (2)

T. Charles Erickson Photo Fans of comic actor, playwright, and humorist Steve Martin will no doubt find something to like in his latest play, now at the Long Wharf after a successful run at the Old Globe in San Diego. Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, bases its appeal on Martin’s celebrated gift for the non sequitur. There are jibes at the pretensions and insecurities of married couples, moments of uncanny or absurdist humor, ironically erotic scenes, actual pyrotechnics, and gestures toward an all’s-well-that-ends-well faith in normalcy.

Martin’s approach works when it works, but viewers might find themselves wondering what purpose this walk on the mild side serves, beyond fitful amusement.

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2 Arepas, 2 Black Pugs, & 1 Pulled Pork Sandwich Later ...

by Brian Slattery | Jun 6, 2016 1:51 pm | Comments (1)

Brian Slattery photo Last year I went to New Haven’s inaugural food truck festival with my son, Leo, and we proceeded to eat about as much as we could. This year we returned with my sister, Jill, visiting from New York City, to find not just another big crowd walking the length of Long Wharf Drive to sample everything from pulled pork to arepas to Italian pastries, but a first-ever New Haven “dragon boat” regatta in full swing.

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