Holtzman's Hearts Beat at Long Wharf March 6-April 7

News   Holtzman's Hearts Beat at Long Wharf March 6-April 7 The Barrymore and Arthur Miller Award-winning comedy Hearts arrives in Connecticut March 6 for a run on the Long Wharf Theatre's Mainstage. Obie winner Melia Bensussen (The Turn of the Screw, Scotland Road) directs the Willy Holtzman play.

The Barrymore and Arthur Miller Award-winning comedy Hearts arrives in Connecticut March 6 for a run on the Long Wharf Theatre's Mainstage. Obie winner Melia Bensussen (The Turn of the Screw, Scotland Road) directs the Willy Holtzman play.

When he arrives home from fighting in World War II, Donald Waldman thinks he's left it all behind for the suburban comforts of St. Louis. But as he and his wise-cracking friends and family grow old, he realizes he will never forget the horrors of war. Holtzman's other credits include Sabina, Bovver Boys, The Closer, "Blood Brothers: The Aaron Henry Story" and "Have You Seen the Road, Smith?."

Dan Lauria, best known as Jack Arnold on "The Wonder Years" and Coach Petrocelli on "Party of Five," stars as Donald. Also in the cast are Vasili Bogazianos as Ruby, Judith Hawking (Lovers and Executioners) as Ev, Bruce MacVittie (American Buffalo with Al Pacino) as Babe and Peter Van Wagner as Herbie.

Designing Hearts are James Noone (sets), Claudia Stephens (costumes), Jane Cox (lights) and David Van Tieghem.

Tickets are $45-$15. For reservations, call (203) 787-4282. The Long Wharf Theatre is on the web at http://www.longwharf.org. – By Christine Ehren