Elizabeth Horab will direct the work at the New Haven, CT's C. Newton Schenck mainstage. Performances are April 20 and 21 at 8 PM.
The company's early career development program will present the Bock comedy, which "asks the big questions about love, life and relationships through a delightful mix of blatant honesty and zany whimsicality," as a release describes.
Bock's Swimming in the Shallows was first presented in New York as part of Second Stage Theatre's Uptown series starring Michael Arden, Rosemarie DeWitt, Logan Marshall-Green in a production directed by Trip Cullman.
"We have been fortunate to have a remarkable group of Next Stage residents and interns at Long Wharf Theatre this season," stated Long Wharf managing director Joan Channick. "Working side by side with experienced professionals, these young people have developed their artistic, technical, and administrative talents, while infusing the theatre with their energy and enthusiasm."
Long Wharf currently plays home to Man of La Mancha through March 18. Up next will be the new David Cale (Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky) and Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman) musical The Blue Album (March 28-April 29) and Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (May 9-June 3). Admission to Swimming in the Shallows at Long Wharf's C. Newton Schenck, 222 Sargent Drive, is free, but tickets can be reserved by calling (203) 787-4282. For more information visit www.longwharf.org.