Fugard's Coming Home Will Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre

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Coming Home, the newest work penned by South African playwright Athol Fugard, will make its world premiere in January 2009 at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT.

Variety reports that Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein will helm the production, which is scheduled to play the Connecticut venue Jan. 14-Feb. 8, 2009. No casting has been announced.

Coming Home will replace the previously announced double-bill of Fugard works — Victory and Valley Song — that had been scheduled to play the same time slot.

Fugard's newest work is described by the trade paper as such: "Story centers on Veronica Jonkers, the young woman from Valley Song who left her grandfather's farm to pursue a singing career in Cape Town. In Home, she returns after her grandfather's death to create a new life for her young son."

Fugard will reside in New Haven during Coming Home's rehearsal process to assist with the production.

South African playwright, actor and director Fugard is also the author of Blood Knot, Boesman and Lena (Obie Award, Best Foreign Play), Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (Tony Award, Best Play), A Lesson from Aloes (New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Play), Master Harold...and the Boys (Writers Guild Award, Outstanding Achievement) and The Road to Mecca (New York Drama Critics Circle Citation, Best Foreign Play, London Evening Standard Award, Best Play). For more information visit longwharf.org.

The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.

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