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Daniel K. Isaac and Shannon Tyo in "The Chinese Lady," produced by Ma-Yi Theatre Company. (Photo by Carol Rosegg)

Long Wharf Theatre Sets a History-Themed 2019-20 Season

Next season at the Connecticut theatre will feature period pieces by Lauren Yee, Lloyd Suh, Doug Wright, and a world premiere by Ricardo Pérez González.

LONG WHARF, CONN.: Long Wharf Theatre has announced its 2019-20 season, the first under new artistic director Jacob G. Padrón.

It will open with the world premiere of Ricardo Pérez González’s On the Grounds of Belonging (Oct. 9-Nov. 3). It is a story of forbidden love set in 1950s Jim Crow Texas. David Mendizábal will direct.

Next is I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright (Feb. 5-March 1, 2020), the Pulitzer-winning play about a trans woman living in Nazi Germany.

Next will be The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh (March 18-April 12, 2020), about America’s first female Chinese immigrant and her travels around America as a living exhibit. Ralph B. Peña will direct.

The season will close with The Great Leap by Lauren Yee (May 6-31, 2020), about an American basketball team who travels to China in the 1980s on the eve of the Tiananmen Square protests. Madeline Sayet will direct.

Long Wharf was founded in 1965 and is a Tony-winning theatre company that has transferred more than 30 productions to Broadway.

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