by Staff | Jan 22, 2015 12:06 pm
Fair Haven second-graders will read about a precocious kid who loves reading and overcomes obstacles in her life, thanks to a grant to a local theater.
by Donald Brown | Jan 22, 2015 8:29 am | Comments (1)
For 50:13, the Yale Cabaret’s first play after winter break, the space was transformed into a fascimile of a prison cell in a tall cage — complete with cot, basin, and toilet — surrounded by chairs and tables. In the play, Jiréh Breon Holder, a second-year playwright in the Yale School of Drama, dramatizes life “inside” for Dae Brown, an inmate who has only three days left to serve.
by Chris Arnott | Jan 19, 2015 8:31 am
Dael Orlandersmith’s back at Long Wharf Stage II, and it feels like she never left. She’s sharing uncomfortable truths, but she’s comfortable here.
by David Brensilver | Jan 12, 2015 12:01 pm | Comments (1)
Charles Kingsley remembers Long Wharf Theatre’s first production, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, as being “awfully well done.” The show—and the theater—opened on July 4, 1965.
by Allan Appel | Jan 6, 2015 1:32 pm
Veteran stage director Neel Keller had never directed a one-actor, close-to-the-bone autobiographical solo show. Until this season.
The result: Dael Orlandersmith’s Forever, debuting at Long Wharf on Wednesday and running until Feb. 1, digs down to the roots of theater. It’s elemental storytelling that connects us all, no matter how different we may be.
by Donald Brown | Dec 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Full of references to SF movies and cult TV shows, Ryan Campbell’s The Zero Scenario at Yale Cabaret recalls the days of staged rather than CGI special effects, and manages to be exciting, hilarious, and unsettling all at once.
by Lucy Gellman | Dec 11, 2014 2:58 pm | Comments (1)
What happens when an unsuspecting Meetup group of cultural aficionados stumbles into the Institute Library on a cold and dreary night, hoping that someone will read a story to them?
by Brian Slattery | Dec 9, 2014 9:04 am
MacCoy is a small-time drug dealer somewhere in Appalachia. Little Lady is the mother of his unborn child. They’re hot for each other and desperate to improve their lives. MacCoy’s uncle has a better thing going. So early in the play, Little Lady convinces “Mac” that they have to kill him and take over.
by Brian Slattery | Dec 8, 2014 1:16 pm | Comments (1)
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, playing at Long Wharf Theatre now until Dec. 21, is written by Steve Martin, so let’s answer the first question you may have: Yes, it’s funny. It’s very funny. And its best jokes are the ones in which the subject is humor itself—how it works and why it sometimes doesn’t.
by Brian Slattery | Dec 8, 2014 8:27 am | Comments (3)
It was expected that the Arts Council of Greater New Haven’s annual arts award ceremony, held at the New Haven Lawn Club on Friday, would be a celebration. It also ended up being one of unexpected emotion and depth.