Hughie, with Dennehy and Grifasi, Checks Into Long Wharf Oct. 8

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Two-time Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy and Joe Grifasi co-star in Eugene O'Neill's Hughie, which begins performances at the Long Wharf Theatre Oct. 8.
Brian Dennehy and Joe Grifasi
Brian Dennehy and Joe Grifasi

Under the direction of Robert Falls, Dennehy stars as gambler Erie opposite Grifasi in the title role of a night clerk. Hughie, which was originally announced to play the Connecticut venue through Nov. 9, will now run through Nov. 16. In Hughie, press notes state, "Erie Smith, a small-time gambler, wanders home to a seedy New York hotel fresh from a grief-stricken bout of drinking: Hughie, night clerk and once-captive audience for Erie's tall tales, has died. Will Erie find in Hughie's replacement the affirmation and friendship he craves?"

Hughie was originally scheduled as a double-bill with Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape; however, Dennehy, who has been exploring a new concept for the latter, did not feel the production would be ready for public presentation.

Dennehy is a two-time Tony Award winner for his performances in Death of a Salesman and Long Day's Journey Into Night. He also recently appeared in the Public Theater staging of Richard Nelson's Conversations in Tusculum.

Long Wharf will also present a symposium on the themes of O'Neill's work Nov. 2 at 3 PM.

For tickets visit longwharf.org.

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

Joe Grifasi and Brian Dennehy in Stratford Shakespeare Festival's run of <i>Hughie</i>
Joe Grifasi and Brian Dennehy in Stratford Shakespeare Festival's run of Hughie Photo by David Hou
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