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Next season includes a world premiere by the incomparable genius Steve Martin called Meteor Shower, Brian Dennehy and Reg E. Cathey in Nobel Prize-winner Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Endgame, and a charming new musical about food and family called Table. We will also feature the world premiere of a beautiful new coming-of-age story Napoli, Brooklyn. We will again tackle some of the most important issues of our day in the stunningly intelligent play Smart People. Last but not least, we’ll return to the go-go 1980s with the prescient business satire Other People’s Money. We learn more about who we are as individuals and as a society by coming together as a community to witness stories about our lives. I believe in my bones that theatre is a humanizing force in a complicated and difficult world. I hope you join us!

Welcome to Long Wharf Theatre’s 2016-17 season! We are so proud of the work we’ve done for the past five decades, producing thrilling entertainment, provocative drama, and side-splitting comedy. This

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Corky and excited to COMEDY host A World Premiere by Norm Steveare Martin BY STEVE Gerald and Laura at their home in the MARTIN Directed by Gordon Edelstein

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By Jerry Sterner Directed by Marc Bruni

A SATIRE ABOUT BUSINESS, BIG & SMALL

Larry ‘The Liquidator’ Garfinkle is a donutchomping, fast-talking Wall Street takeover artist, and if you are running a business, he’s the last person you want to darken your door. When he goes crazy over New England Wire and Cable’s undervalued stock, it’s up to Kate, a brilliant young lawyer, to stop him from gutting the company. Can she save her hometown’s venerable factory from a gleeful corporate shark? Or should she? “Funny, serious, suspenseful, involving, disturbing, and, above all, expertly crafted.... [with] both epic grandeur and intimate titillation.” – N.Y. Magazine

november 23 - december 18, 2016 ON THE CLAIRE TOW STAGE IN THE C. NEWTON SCHENCK III THEATRE


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brian DENNEHY

REG E. CATHEY

ENDGAME

By Samuel Beckett Directed by Gordon Edelstein

A ONCEIN-A-LIFETIME THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

Brian Dennehy (Krapp’s Last Tape, Hughie, and Love Letters) and Reg E. Cathey (“The Wire” and “House of Cards”), among the greatest stage actors of this generation, star in a oncein-a-lifetime theatrical event performing one of the most influential plays of the 20th century. Endgame, Samuel Beckett’s uncompromising masterpiece, explores the biggest question we all face—can love, family, or belief truly give meaning to our lives? Beckett’s rich use of language, mordant sense of humor, and courageous worldview combine to weave a spell both humorous and chilling. “That such a dark and unsparing play can leave its audiences so richly rewarded is one of the great mysteries of art.” – The Telegraph

january 5 - february 5, 2017 ON STAGE II


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A World Premiere by Meghan Kennedy Directed by Gordon Edelstein

A TOUCHING STORY ABOUT THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE

a co-production with ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

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NAPOLI, Brooklyn

1960, Brooklyn. The women of the Muscolino family are desperate to find a life beyond their four walls, hiding dreams, loves, and longings. Francesca, the youngest, yearns for her true love; Tina, for confidence and friendship; and Vita, for the chance to live the kind of life she pleases. Their mother Luda nurses her own quiet pains. Yet, in the quest for happiness, each of these women fights to find her voice. They struggle to hold on to them, and to each other. Napoli, Brooklyn is a poetic and beautiful play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness.

february 16 - march 12, 2017 ON THE CLAIRE TOW STAGE IN THE C. NEWTON SCHENCK III THEATRE


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By Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Desdemona Chiang

SMART PEOPLE

A NEW PLAY ABOUT IDENTITY & RACE

Brilliant, hilarious, and incisive, Lydia R. Diamond (adapter of The Bluest Eye and Broadway’s Stick Fly) explores the deep questions of race and identity in this controversial and fiercely funny play. On the eve of Obama’s first election, four intellectuals—a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain’s response to racial differences— find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics. Everyone wants to be successful, to find love, and to feel as if they’ve made a positive impact on the world. But what influence does race have on that quest? In the great tradition of Clybourne Park and Disgraced, Smart People asks the questions that don’t always get asked in public.

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Book & Lyrics by Adam Gopnik Music by David Shire Directed by Gordon Edelstein From the brilliant minds of The New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and award-winning composer David Shire (Academy Award winner and multiple Tony and Emmy nominations) comes a joyful new musical about a tiny family-run restaurant. David Kaplan is a chef’s chef, making beautiful, simple food of uncompromising quality in his lovely Union Square restaurant. But in the crowded, cutthroat, and expensive Manhattan food scene, is that enough to survive let alone compete with the next big thing? Enter Sergio, an old friend, rival, and possible savior. This hotshot celebrity chef has offered David a chance to give his restaurant a make-over. Will David sacrifice his pride (and perhaps his happy marriage) to save his beloved little restaurant?

may 3 - 28, 2017 ON THE CLAIRE TOW STAGE IN THE C. NEWTON SCHENCK III THEATRE


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