by Thomas Breen | Mar 10, 2017 8:50 am | Comments (4)
The city came one step closer to realizing a new regulatory framework for monitoring New Haven’s food trucks, carts, and stands thanks to a vote following a three-hour public session at City Hall.
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by Donald Brown | Mar 1, 2017 1:05 pm
With immigration a hot political issue, stories about the ways of life of immigrants become more than sentimental evocations of how newly arrived people managed here in the past. Such family histories, as featured in Meghan Kennedy’s new play Napoli, Brooklyn, at the Long Wharf Theatre through March 12, should make us aware of how diverse are the cultural backgrounds covered by the term “American.” That diversity undermines any right of one ethnicity to lay claim to that term more than another. Almost everyone has ancestors who suffered to get here and to stay here, and the American Dream has seemed to promise that this country would find room for all.
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by Lucile Bruce | Feb 28, 2017 1:07 pm
Katy Rubin had a message for the teachers: “If you feel confused anytime in the next four hours, you’re doing it right.”
“If we want to change things,” she continued, “we first have to recognize that we don’t know. We have to be willing to be confused.”
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by Paul Bass | Jan 25, 2017 4:11 pm | Comments (9)
The $9 million final leg of the Farmington Canal Trail is closer to construction thanks to a deal struck with neighboring property owners.
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by Brian Slattery | Jan 20, 2017 8:58 am
There’s a pantomime routine at the beginning of Endgame, the Samuel Beckett dramatic masterpiece now playing at the Long Wharf Theatre until Feb. 5, in which a man named Clov — who is physically unable to sit down — checks the state of affairs outside the two high windows in the back of the single room where the play takes place. He needs a ladder to be able to see out the windows. He places the ladder under one of the windows, climbs the ladder with difficulty, checks outside, gets down, starts walking to the next window. Turns and sighs. He has forgotten to bring the ladder with him. He gets the ladder, places it beneath the next window, climbs it with difficulty, checks outside again, gets down. Starts walking away. Turns and sighs, louder. He has forgotten the ladder again.
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by Michelle Liu | Jan 13, 2017 10:00 am | Comments (9)
“When I started on Long Wharf, it was the seagulls, the pigeons and me,” Bob Sweeney said. “There was no people.”
Now he has swarms of human company — and he asked city lawmakers to “go easy” on them.
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by Brian Slattery | Dec 21, 2016 9:05 am
The man in the chair can’t stand up. The man nearby, standing up, can’t sit down. They can’t go outside. There’s nothing there.
In the room with them are two trash cans. None of them leave. Can’t or won’t, it’s unclear. But they don’t.
All they really have are their words. And from the pen of Samuel Beckett, the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, novelist, theater director, and poet, what words they are.
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by Paul Bass | Nov 14, 2016 3:15 pm | Comments (4)
Osmany Hernandez had his Predator 8,750 generator cranking on his Sandwiches El Cubano food truck Monday — but thanks to a newly announced $400,000 upgrade of the Long Wharf vending district, he’ll soon be able to save on the gas and the pollution.
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by Victor Wang | Oct 16, 2016 10:00 am | Comments (1)
The Amistad is back home again.
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by Donald Brown | Oct 11, 2016 12:20 pm | Comments (2)
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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