"My Name Is Asher Lev" by Aaron Posner, at Long Wharf Theatre in 2012. Pictured: Mark Nelson and Ari Brand. (Photo by T Charles Erickson)

Long Wharf Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season

The season will include a world premiere, a gospel musical, a mystery, and more.

NEW HAVEN, CONN.: Long Wharf Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season, including six productions.

The season will start with Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds (Aug. 30-Sept. 24), about six people who attend a silent retreat in the woods. Rachel Chavkin will direct.

Next up will be the world premiere of Fireflies (Oct. 11-Nov. 5), by Matthew Barber, about the unlikely romance between a retired schoolteacher and a mysterious drifter who meet in the woods. Gordon Edelstein will direct.

Following will be The Chosen (Nov. 22-Dec. 17), adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Potok, about two young Jewish boys in 1940s Brooklyn who become friends after competing with each other on the baseball field.

The season will continue with Julia Cho’s Office Hour (Jan. 17-Feb. 11, 2018), about a professor who tries to understand what her troubled student is going through in his disturbing writings.

Next will be Baskerville (Feb. 28-March 25, 2018), by Ken Ludwig, about a mysterious hellhound that plagues generations of the Baskerville family.

Following will be Crowns (April 18-May 13, 2018), adapted by Regina Taylor from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, a gospel musical that follows a young girl’s journey from Brooklyn to South Carolina  in the wake of a family tragedy. Taylor will direct.

Long Wharf Theatre, founded in 1965, produces an annual season of six plays on its two stages, in addition to children’s programming and new-play workshops.

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